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.
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Hawthorn will unveil Irish debutant Conor Nash this Saturday against the Cats.
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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.