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27 Feb

An Carnmore hurling (They Might Be Giants)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / February 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

Photographs of An Carnmore, a Galway hurling club, goalkeeper C Fahy during a quiet period a game against Craughwell.

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They Might Be Giants is the name of the happy, happy band, most famous for ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul.

05 Sep

Wicked Game (The Art of making a hurley stick )

In h. Sport by admin / September 5, 2012 / 1 Comment


The quickest field game in the world.I spent a weekend in Kilkenny recently and on Sunday morning was wandering around Kilkenny Castle grounds. There was a small marque set up and a hurley (camán in Irish) maker inside showing how a hurley is made. Tom O’ Donoghue was his name, a very friendly guy who showed us the process of making a hurley- from the block of wood, the tools used to cut and finish it off. A very interesting process.

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Hurling has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years and is thought to be the world’s fastest field team game in terms of game play.
Hurleys are made from ash wood, the base of the tree near the root is the only part used.

Post title taken from a song “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaac, which featured in David Lynch’s dark film Wild At Heart