Friday 23 February 2018

American hurlers speak of deep love for ancient Irish game in new documentary

In a year when hurling fans were mesmerised week after week in one of the best championship season's ever, we get another example of how hurling is creating a global appeal.

In a new documentary entitled American Hurler a group of American hurling enthusiasts from the Southeastern US  struggle to hide their love and passion for the fastest field game on the planet.

"I fell in love with hurling here on a June Sunday in Croke Park An American, simultaneously confused and transfixed by this beautiful secret of the Emerald Isle," the documentary's narrator states.

"I walked back onto the streets of Dublin that day knowing my life had taken a different direction because of what I had just witnessed."

David Gianino from Augusta, Georgia said: "There is a lot of cool culture and history with the fact that the game has been around for 3,000 years.

"It involves a lot of different aspects of sports like hand-eye coordination, feet work, hitting skills, there are a lot of different aspects."

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