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.
“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.