"FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, NOT THE FAAAAYCE!" Not necessarily Paul Galvin's thought when he saw a hurl come flying at his head during yesterday's Kerry Senior Championship Hurling final yesterday, more ours. He has such a handsome face, it'd be terrible if it was interfered with in some way.
A man tried to take the head off of Paul Galvin during the Kerry SHC final. Madness! pic.twitter.com/mdg6vyBaQj
— GAA Matters.com (@GAA_Matters) September 28, 2014
According to independent.ie, the man wielding the hurl was one Paddy O'Sullivan - the vice chairman of a rival club, Kilmoyley. A spectator at the match in Tralee's Austin Stack Park yesterday said: "The second half hadn't yet started when both teams became involved in some pushing and shoving... A Kilmoyley player ended up on the ground and the referee John Sexton booked Galvin for the incident."
After what Radio Kerry described as "certainly a striking action by somebody who wasn't a player on a player", Paddy was escorted off the pitch, and Galvin - who is engaged to Louise Duffy off Today FM - continued with the game. Apparently no arrests were made by the Gardai.
If a similar incident had taken place, let's say, on a street as opposed to a GAA pitch, the outcome may have been slightly different...