Louth's Niall Arthur. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Louth hurler Niall Arthur smashed a 59-year National Hurling League record on Sunday last when he scored 4-12 in the Wee County's win over Longford at Pearse Park.
The previous record had been set by Cork legend Christy Ring in November 1959 when the eight-time All-Ireland winner registered 6-4 in an encounter with Wexford.
Though Arthur's tally falls short of the championship record posted by Nicky Rackard in 1954 (7-7), his achievement remains staggering considering it was only his third game for the Reds.
A native of County Clare, the Inagh-Kilnamona
Congratulations to Niall and compliments to Pádraig Ferguson who brought the stat to The Democrat's attention.