Kiely offers update on Nash injury

Barry Nash will be fit to play next weekend. Photo: Ray McManus.

SUNDAY’S All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final came just a tad too soon for Barry Nash, according to Limerick manager John Kiely.

Nash was ruled-out of the outing with Cork and his place was taken by Seán Finn.

After the narrow loss to the Leesiders following another classic, Kiely revealed “that Barry had a hamstring injury.”

“It wasn’t the worst hamstring injury in the world, and he would probably have been able to play if it were next week,” he disclosed. “He hadn’t gone through all the right protocols in terms of a return to play. If I had put him on today for five minutes and he blows his hamstring out, what would Barry Nash think of me after that?

“We always do what’s right from the players’ welfare perspective, and that was the right call.”

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Nash will next line-out with South Liberties in the upcoming Limerick Senior Hurling Championship, a competition his club last won back in 1981.