Hurling is Amond's first love, says Newport manager

March 30, 2018

Padraig Amond celebrates after scoring a goal for Newport County against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn reckons Padraig Amond would have no hesitation in returning to his hurling roots if the sport became professional.

Amond played for Carlow against Kilkenny in the 2006 Leinster minor hurling final before embarking on a professional soccer career. He made headlines earlier this year when his goal for Newport almost knocked Spurs out of the FA Cup.

Speaking to the South Wales Argus ahead of his side's League Two clash with Coventry City at Rodney Parade today, Flynn said: "Padraig Amond has often talked about his love of hurling and says that if the sport was professional he'd go back to Ireland and become a pro hurler."

If the controversial proposal to pay inter-county players and managers in the leaked GAA report Towards 2034 - The 150th Anniversary of the GAA is accepted, maybe Amond might yet get his wish!

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