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Ex hurler told he would be ‘sliced open’ for being gay

Conor Cusack
Conor Cusack

A former GAA player said he was “immensely disappointed” to be “verbally abused and threatened about his sexuality” in public.

Former Cork hurler, Conor Cusack said he was out with a friend when he suffered homophobic abuse.

“Came up against many a tough full back in the hurling but when fellas threaten to slice you open and cut off your nose, it's a bit distressing,” he wrote on Facebook.

He said his “journey continues” as he continues to speak out about his sexuality.

“In the words of Martin Luther King :"In the end, we will remember more the silence of our friends than the words of our enemies". The journey continues…”

Conor is the brother of Dónal Óg Cusack, the Clare senior hurling coach, and has spoken out about his depression and sexuality with regular blogs and interviews.