Move to cut scoring goalkeepers like Anthony Nash down to size

September 22, 2019

first_imgGOALKEEPERS LIKE Anthony Nash could be forced to leave their oversized hurleys aside when taking penalties if a motion being brought before the Galway hurling convention tonight gets the thumbs up.The motion tabled by the Clarinbridge GAA club has called for extra large hurleys to be outlawed in the game when scoring, meaning all players would have to comply to the current rule banning hurleys bigger than 13cm at their widest point.In recent times goalkeepers like Davy Fitzgerald, Damien Fitzhenry and more lately Nash have become renowned for their unstoppable penalty and 21m free strikes, but Clarinbridge hope that such an advantage will be nullified in the coming years.And according to club chairman, Aidan Quinn, club delegates see no reason why goalkeepers should be allowed gain such an advantage when striking for goal.“It really has gotten out of hand in the last few years. We cannot see any reason why a goalkeeper should be given such an advantage. Recently Anthony Nash is the obvious example but we even seen it at club level,” he says.“It make sense that the likes of Nash will puck the ball harder than an outfield player. The size of the bas means more weight in the hurley and that means a more powerful shot.“Why should he or any goalkeeper be give an advantage over the likes of Joe Canning? Like outfield players goalkeepers use what they are used to. Outfield players couldn’t use the big stick so why should goalkeeper get an unfair advantage,” said the chairman.What do you think?14 things we learned from the Clare hurlers ‘Behind The Banner’ DVDOllie Baker appointed the new Kilmacud Crokes senior hurling managerlast_img

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