Hurling is a game of skill. Most argue it’s the most skillful game there is. It’s certainly right up there.
Perhaps the most valuable asset to a player in the game is aerial ability. How many of the great players have we seen rise and catch a ball over a group of six or seven all vying for the sliotar?
Some of the greatest scores ever witnessed were set up by some awesome fielding. Think Henry Shefflin’s score after Tommy Walsh rose during the 2011 All-Ireland final. Think Conor Lehane’s solo effort against Waterford last June.
Due to his exploits in a Cuala jersey over the last number of months, Con O’Callaghan is being discussed as one of the very best hurlers in the country right now. He certainly added weight to such claims with his display against Liam Mellows on Saturday evening in Thurles. The Dublin footballer terrorised the Galway club’s defence, and was prolific in the air.
GAANOW put together a compilation of some of the best catches we’ve seen, inspired by O’Callaghan’s feat last weekend.
Strap in and enjoy…