Star hurler Morrissey relishes another fight 

Tom Morrissey enjoying a training session at St Francis Boxing Club.

IF THE opportunity ever represents itself, Limerick hurling star Tom Morrissey would relish an opportunity to fight in a White Collar Boxing Tournament. 

The now four-time All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner was involved in a training camp with St Francis Boxing Club four years ago.

“We were training twice a week and had a fight at the end of the six weeks,” he recalled.

“I don’t think I’ve experience anything like it but I enjoyed those weeks so much. If I had the chance to do it again, I would in a heartbeat. I loved it.

In an interview with The Star, six-footer Morrissey continued: “It was a completely different challenge and workout to anything I would have been used to. It was something for the body to adapt to.  I got to learn a few basics about boxing and got to really enjoy working with the guys there for six weeks.

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“It’s probably the best workout I’ve ever done, especially when they have the heaters on in the gym and they have you going at 120 per cent. It’s non-stop.”

And his least favourite workout?

“Running. I absolutely hate running. I absolutely despise it. I don’t get any enjoyment out of it.”

Tom’s twin Paddy (26) along with older brother Dan (29) are key players with famed Ahane.

First-up, however, for Tom – and the rest of his all-conquering county colleagues – is a holiday after Christmas and the defence of their Munster Senior League title with a trip to face Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn on January 15.