Enda Kenny has spoken out about Neil Taylor's horror tackle on Seamus Coleman 4 years ago

Enda Kenny has spoken out about Neil Taylor's horror tackle on Seamus Coleman

It's not often that events on a football field will draw commentary from Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny, but Seamus Coleman's horrific leg-break last night against Wales is a rare exception.

Neil Taylor's reckless challenge on the Ireland captain sent the entire country into distress, and Enda Kenny took time out of the EU summit on Saturday to slam the actions of the Welsh full-back.

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“I thought it was a horrific tackle, a compound fracture, of the Irish captain. It’s a very, very bad blow for Séamus Coleman.”

Mr. Kenny joined Ireland fans across the country in hoping that Seamie's doctors are able to do as good a job as possible when it comes to healing the man the Killybegs.

“I hope the surgeons can mend that in a way that he can continue to play again, which is obviously a great challenge for him.

“It’s not usual to find that level of ferocity in tackles in the beautiful game these days, so good luck to Séamus in his recovery.”