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Meath’s Conor Nash Set For AFL Debut This Weekend

Navan native, Conor Nash will make his debut for AFL side, Hawthorn this weekend in their clash with the Geelong Cats.

The 20-year-old joined the Hawks in 2016 as a Category B rookie after a promising underage career in both Gaelic Football and rugby. He represented Leinster and Ireland at the U18 level while also featuring as a Meath minor footballer.

Nash spent his first year Down Under enjoying a breakout season with the Box Hill Hawks while averaging 13 disposals, four marks and just under a goal a game.

An “ecstatic” Nash told the club’s official website that his family were asked to extend their holiday in Australia in order to watch him play.

“When I found out yesterday in front of the family in the car, it was just pure joy. I can’t wait, and I look forward to contributing to the team.”

“Clarko asked them if they could prolong their flights until Sunday or Monday.”

“They’ll get to see me play which is a very special moment for them, and for myself as well.”

Zac Touhy from Laois and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor will feature for the Cats in that clash tomorrow night.

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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