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Roy Keane Tells Overlap That All-Ireland Hurling Final Is Best Sporting Spectacle To Watch

Roy Keane Tells Overlap That All-Ireland Hurling Final Is Best Sporting Spectacle To Watch
Lee Costello
By Lee Costello Updated
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Hurling is riding a massive wave right now after Cork beat Limerick in a gripping All-Ireland semi-final last weekend, and everyone is waxing lyrical about the spectacle that was on display.

Roy Keane was with Ian Wright, Gary Neville, and Jill Scott as they recorded the latest episode of Stick to Football on The Overlap, and the Cork native managed to slip it into the conversation.

The panel were discussing the best and worst sporting occasions that they had been to, ranging from Wimbledon to the darts, but before the conversation came to a close, Keane pipped up with a recommendation.

A sporting occasion - the hurling on All-Ireland final day in Ireland, as a live sport, it's brilliant", declared Keane.

"It's got speed, it's high scoring, it's an amateur sport - these are amateurs, these guys."

Neville interjected: "We actually did a thing over in Ireland, where we did it, and I actually did it from the half way line, but he (Keane) was actually very good.

"I wouldn't go that far now", replied Keane. "But obviously I played as a kid."

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Neville is referring to the time that he, Keane and Jamie carragher did a tour of Ireland, and even got to try some hurling in Croke Park with Kilkenny legend TJ Reid. and Cork hero Jimmy Barry Murphy.


"We met a player, and he was built like a tank. He had like a goalkeeper frame, or centre half type of frame - massive."

"It was TJ Reid and Jimmy Barry Murphy", explained Keane. "They're big boys."

Inevitably the conversation turned back to England and their run in the European championship, but at least Keane was able to wave the flag for the GAA on the platform, and maybe a few viewers from abroad will be inclined to search the sport and learn more about it.


If they thought England's games in this tournament have been exciting, then last weekend's epic battle between Cork and Limerick will blow them away.

The Rebels will face Clare in the All-Ireland final in two weeks time, and we wonder if Keane will be in back in Croke Park as a spectator.

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