Westmeath hurler posts image of gruesome injury after historic win
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Westmeath hurler posts image of gruesome injury after historic win

BEATING Kilkenny at hurling usually comes at a physical cost, but for Westmeath hurler Warren Casserly the scar he’ll don on his forehead will serve as a constant reminder of a historic night in his county’s history.

Not exactly renowned as a hurling heavyweight, Westmeath Under-21s beat the endless conveyor belt of top talent that is Kilkenny 1-11 to 0-12 in the Leinster U21 championship on Wednesday night.

Amid a dramatic finale, in which the Cats put a late penalty wide to miss their opportunity to win the game, Casserly’s early goal proved the difference, and he didn’t let the nasty wound he sustained get in the way of his post-match celebrations.

Here he is pictured celebrating with the squad in the changing rooms after, suitably patched up.

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And by the morning after the widely commended win, Casserly posted an update on his injury, which has now been stitched up.