Sliotar-gate was 'much ado about nothing', says Nash

May 16, 2018

Cork's Anthony Nash.
©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Last year's 'sliotar-gate' is history as far as Anthony Nash is concerned.

As the Rebels prepared to face Clare in last year's Munster SHC decider, Nash's bag of balls disappeared from the side of his goal posts and it subsequently emerged that it was thrown into the Semple Stadium crowd by Banner County joint-manager Gerry O'Connor's son Niall.

It was a story that dominated the headlines after video footage of the incident appeared online but, speaking to the Irish Independent ahead of this Sunday's round 1 fixture, Kanturk clubman Nash insisted: "The guy that did it he rang me after apologising and stuff. But it was fine, it was nothing really.

"I suppose whatever they wanted to do to win, you kind of have to respect that in a way as well.

"Fortunately enough, Pat Keane, the guy that looks after all our stuff, he had other sliotars ready to go and it was the same routine, give the bag of sliotars to the umpires and they deal with it then."

He added: "That was a thing that was spoken about alright. Much ado about nothing really."



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