"The white one was a far better ball"

June 21, 2021

Cork's Patrick Horgan scores a penalty. ©INPHO/Brian Reilly-Troy.

Cork marksman Patrick Horgan reckons the yellow sliotar used in hurling today doesn’t provide the same consistency as the traditional white ball.

Horgan was the Rebels’ top-scorer in this year’s Allianz Hurling League with 3-42 to his name, but says he would still rather the white sliotar brought back as he feels the current one has played a part in the change in scoring rate.

“I would say it actually has decreased, especially with the yellow ball,” the Glen Rovers man told echolive.ie

“It’s not that it doesn’t travel, it just doesn’t travel really consistent. I’m not sure how they’re made or anything like that, but they’re not made the same as the white one anyway, that’s for sure.

He added: “Ah, it’s near enough to the same [distance-wise] but I don’t feel the yellow ball, it just doesn’t come off the hurley that sweetly. 

“I don’t know, there’s a bad sound off them or whatever, but they’re definitely not the same and the white one was a far better ball.”

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