Former Cork 'keeper Nash retires from club hurling

October 19, 2022

Cork's Anthony Nash.
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Former Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash has confirmed that his club hurling career is over.

Nash lined-out in South Liberties’ Limerick SHC semi-final defeat to Na Piarsaigh last Saturday in Kilmallock, where he played his last his last 60 minutes for the club he transferred to in 2021.

Speaking on GAA Weekly podcast available for The42 members, two-time All-Star Nash confirmed that his playing career is now at an end.

“I’m done. I kind of made a decision last year that I wasn’t going to play on. Christmas time came, I was saying what will I do and I felt ok. I still feel ok, thank God,” said Nash, who retired from Cork duty in December 2020.

“I referenced this in the dressing room after, I came out of a county career and a club career with a few injuries, but nothing major. Disks in my back and neck but I’m able to walk and talk, play golf. I consider that a successful career. 

“As I said to the lads in the Kanturk WhatsApp, I am hanging up that beautifully designed Aidan Walsh hurley once and for all. Leading into it I was saying, ‘can’t wait to be finished. Hoping it would be a county final. How tough it all was, sick of it etc.’

“Then I took off my boots for the final time and got emotional. That is it. Memories of a child, family driving you everywhere and anywhere. 

“I’d thank everyone who helped me get what I did. I’ll never forget the help. I think a lot of umpires will be delighted, I won’t be nagging about wide balls! I am very honoured to have represented Cork, captained Cork, played for the club where I was born and finished my career with my family.” 

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