Meagher opts for hurling over football

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Tipperary footballer, John Meagher has reportedly made the decision to join the county’s hurling squad.

The Irish Examiner reports that the defender, who captained Loughmore/Castleiney in last Sunday’s senior club football final, will now be joining the Tipperary hurling panel ahead of the start of the inter-county championship.

Their first game will be against either Clare or Limerick in the Munster semi-final on the 1st of November.

Tipp FM analyst and former Tipperary hurling goalkeeper, Ken Hogan says it was a big decision for John to make.

“Well I suppose John Meagher is reaching his peak at inter-county level whether it’s at hurling or football and I suppose he had decisions to make.”

“When you have a player playing at the top of his form as John was throughout the year – and indeed last year – from his point of view he’s a player of great ambition.”

“He got the opportunity – Liam Sheedy obviously asked him back into the set up – and that temptation was too big for John to resist. Absolutely thrilled from a hurling point of view that John is nailing his colours to the hurling mast.”