PIC: Junior C hurler in Laois suffers suspected broken hand, tapes hurl to hand so he can play on 4 years ago

PIC: Junior C hurler in Laois suffers suspected broken hand, tapes hurl to hand so he can play on

He’s one tough cookie.

Simon Norton togged out for Clonad in the Laois Junior C hurling semi-final on Friday evening in what could turn out to be his last ever game before he hangs up his hurl.

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We’re reliably informed that Simon was a superb hurler in his day and is a hardy bit of stuff too, as he proved in a remarkable act of defiance in a clash against Camross.

Having badly hurt his hand after an incident early in the second half, rather than come off, Simon instead decided to tape his hurl to his hand in an effort to diminish the discomfort and make it easier for him to grip the hurl.

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Although Clonad lost the game, according to a JOE reader who attended it, Simon contributed 2-3 of Clonad’s 3-5, including a goal and two points after he hurt his hand.

What a warrior. Something tells us he’s hanging up the hurley too soon.

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