PIC: Club hurler in Clare takes sliotar to the thigh, ends up with one of the worst bruises you’ll ever see 4 years ago

PIC: Club hurler in Clare takes sliotar to the thigh, ends up with one of the worst bruises you’ll ever see

‘Tis only a scratch.

Last year, you might remember what happened to Waterford ‘keeper Stephen O’Keefe when he was brave enough to run out and stop an Anthony Nash penalty during a Munster championship clash.

O’Keefe’s leg looked as if it had been hit with a mortar shell and was an illustration of just how painful it can be to hit with a sliotar travelling at top speed.

Bad as that was, we think we might have come across an even worse example of the damage a sliotar can do after JOE reader Mark McInerney sent us a picture of a bruise on his leg that came about while he was practising penalties with his club mate, Tommy Reddan, last night.

Be warned, this is not for the squeamish...

bruise

Mark and Tommy will both be in action for Smith O’Brien’s Killaloe against Scariff in the Clare Intermediate quarter-final today and Mark tells us he’s going to soldier through the pain.

Fingers crossed he doesn’t get hit in the same place with a ferocious penalty later on, his poor leg might fall off altogether.

Cheers to Mark McInerney for sending this our way