Anthony Nash has been named Cork Senior Hurling captain for the upcomimg season. The Kanturk man has replaced Patrick Cronin who decided to step down from the role to focus on his own playing career.
The announcemnt was made by Jimmy Barry-Murphy before the third annual Canon O’Brien Cup in which Cork defeated UCC on a scoreline of 1-26 to 2-12.
Nash, a dual all-star, has become a real leader and inspirational figure in the Cork camp since he broke on to the team back in 2012. Speaking to the Evening Echo Barry-Murphy explained his decision.
“He wanted to concentrate on his own game and we felt that Anthony was a perfect choice to replace him in that role.’’
Outgoing captain Patrick Cronin gained significant praise from his manager and many will feel that his choice to step aside from the captaincy is the correct one, with his performances last year suffering.
“Pa wanted to take a break. He was an outstanding captain for us on and off the field for the past two years and I cannot express my appreciation highly enough.
Nash who led his side out for the first time last night was faced,ironically, with the first one-v-one penaty which was scored against him by Jamie Barron even though he’s more used to scoring them himself.