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13th Feb 2023

Patrick Horgan sarcastically uses Super Bowl to reignite hurling debate

Lee Costello

No, it’s not about Rihanna‘s performance.

Cork’s Patrick Horgan took to Twitter and sarcastically used the Super Bowl to reignite a hurling debate that has been rumbling on for some time.

The Cork star isn’t afraid to say what he thinks as is evident by an interview he did a couple of weeks ago when he said that he felt he was treated ‘unfairly’ by former boss Kieran Kingston.

Something that the Rebels’ legend has always been vocal about is the use of the yellow sliotar in hurling, claiming that it is “like a rock” and a completely “different animal to the white one.”

Horgan Sliotar

The function of the yellow ball and its bright colours is so it’s easier to see in the winter months when the light is hard to come by and it’s more difficult to see.

However, this argument has never sat right with Horgan, and believes that it is genuinely different in terms of regulation compared to the white sliotar.

On Sunday night the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl, in one of the biggest sporting events on the calendar.

Horgan Sliotar

However, Horgan didn’t tweet about the game, the brilliant atmosphere, Patrick Mahomes, or even Rihanna’s performance – instead he was interested in the ball.

They need to change this ball in the Super Bowl to yellow fast, can’t see a thing.”

Of course the sharp shooter is being sarcastic here, and reigniting the old debate once more on social media.

Horgan’s Cork side beat Galway at the weekend but despite himself and Damien Cahalane being named to start, they were dropped out of the matchday panel entirely before throw-in with Sam Quirke and Shane Barrett starting instead.

The 34-year-old had put in a Man of the match performance the week before against Limerick when he hit 10 points, five from play and five from frees.

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