Holy sh*t, TJ Reid hit the sliotar how hard at Croke Park yesterday?
The Kilkenny man had one shot on goal yesterday that went at 112mph.
We all know that hurling is the fastest field sport in the world and we regularly hear about the sliotar travelling at speeds in or around 100mph.
Now, thanks to the good folks at Liberty Insurance who have been monitoring these things, we know exactly how hard the sliotar travels after games and Kilkenny's TJ Reid had one effort at a rain-soaked Croke Park that was pretty special indeed.
— Liberty Insurance (@LibertyIRL) August 11, 2014
To put that in perspective Limerick's hardest effort was via Shane Dowling, who ONLY clocked 164.5kph. Add in the appaling conditions at HQ yesterday and Reid's effort is even more incredible.
A few years back, Croke Park tested quite a few inter-county players and another Kilkenny man, Willie O'Dwyer came out on top with a shot of 159kph. You can check out that full list here but as it stands, TJ Reid has the hardest shot in the GAA.
Now, can someone get a speed clock to Anthony Nash's house...