Louth player smashes National Hurling League scoring record

The previous record had stood for 59-years

Caoimhín Reilly


Caoimhín Reilly


Louth player smashes National Hurling League scoring record

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 clubman , alongside brother Gerry, has been largely responsible for Louth's three-game unbeaten run since his arrival. His debut saw him rattle in 2-9 against Tyrone, while he finished the round three clash with Warwickshire on 0-11, bringing his overall tally in Wee County colours to 6-32.

Congratulations to Niall and compliments to Pádraig Ferguson who brought the stat to The Democrat's attention.