Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher says there’s a problem in hurling nowadays with how far the sliotar is travelling.
The GAA has appointed a Digital Sliotar Work Group to look into the issue and former Kilkenny county board chairman Ned Quinn is on it.
The group has to have draft recommendations finalised by September for Central Council.
Eddie told The Clash Act podcast that during his time on the pitch you’d struggle to hit the ball over the bar from a 65.
“I was listening to a discussion with Jack Nicklaus about the golf ball travelling now four hundred or whatever yards, and there was a big discussion about, you know they’re going to have to extend the golf courses, and he said extending the golf courses would cost billions”.
“He said it’s very simple, just deal with the ball and don’t let it travel as far, and the same thing with hurling, they’re not going to be able to extend the pitches to cope with that, so you just deal with the sliotar,” said Eddie.
Listen back to Eddie’s full interview below on the Clash Act.