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#SDSkillset Episode 2: Who's The Best Free Taker?

#SDSkillset Episode 2: Who's The Best Free Taker?

Perhaps the most underrated skill in the sport of hurling is free-taking

Watching maestros like Joe Canning or Pauric Mahony easily dispatch frees from all corners of the pitch can give the impression that placing a sliotar between the posts from a dead ball is quite simple. Far from it, however. Mastering tricky winds and massive mental pressure are just two of the things that a hurler must be

The latest installment of the #SDSkillset series from Sports Direct features an arduous free taking exhibition from our three hurling stars Waterford's Jamie Barron, Limerick's Cian Lynch and Clare's Shane O'Donnell.

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In Episode 1, we saw Jamie Barron, Shane O'Donnell and Cian Lynch testing their abilities with the stick in hand. Now we see them taking frees from five different corners of the pitch. Players will get 2 points for a shot over the bar and 1 for a 'behind'.

Check out our social channels in the coming weeks for the final installment in this series, as the lads test their agility. After that, we'll have three of Ireland's best footballers - Paul Geaney, Damien Comer, and Conor McManus - taking the #SDSkillset challenge in gaelic football.

Paul McGoldrick

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