Kerry footballer Aidan O'Mahony put his reflexes to use as he was working in Cork yesterday. O'Mahony, who is a guard, was working in Cork District court when a chair was thrown across the room, the Irish Examiner reports.
A fellow guard was giving evidence against Jason Landy when the man in custody stood up, exclaimed "fuck off" and then threw a chair in the direction of the Kerry player who caught the piece of courtroom furniture.
The art of courtroom fielding really is a dying skill these days.
Former Kerry footballer Mike Quirke reckons O'Mahony should get his own cop show of the back of the episode.
You should have ur own cop show @GmailMahony . Following even bigger adventures than catching a chair. Maybe how u wud stop a couch!! #hero
— Mike Quirke (@Mike_Quirke) April 3, 2014
Another former Kerry player was also pretty impressed.
“@Darransull86: “@IndoSport: http://t.co/KQxyWZFuHu” go on @GmailMahony” That chair would definitely have come off 2nd best!! ????????
— Tommy Walsh (@tommywalshkor) April 3, 2014
This woman in America has kindly taken the time to re-enact the scene for us.