eye of the tadhg-er

Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford

Furlong was too big and too fast for his peers on the football field.

Updated: 12.30

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IF THERE’S ONE truism of Irish sporting cliches, it’s that no rugby player could possibly have made it with an oval ball had it not been for their stint in gaelic games.

Tadhg Furlong, now 22, most certainly came through that learning process with flying colours.

The above clip is a short, but telling one.

We’re happy to defer to the superior underage Wexford club football knowledge of commenter Sean O’Gorman here who says below that this was an under 14 country final involving Horeswood with Furlong ‘the rock’ at full back.

Despite being in his early teens, Ireland’s newest tighthead looks like Diarmuid O’Sullivan in his prime as he strips a pipsqueek (or, more likely, regular sized) forward before powering his way upfield like an unstoppable freight train.

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