Friday 23 February 2018

Hurling: 'Ferocious ballet on grass?'

Kilkenny's Richie Hogan
Kilkenny's Richie Hogan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

How's this for a definition of hurling?

"A mash-up of lacrosse, field hockey and baseball...a joyous and ferocious ballet, danced on grass". Any wonder Richie Hogan  scored four goals?

The description was on the promotional material used by the wonderfully-titled Celtic Cowboys club that hosted the All-Stars game in Austin, Texas last Sunday.

It always remains a source of amazement how GAA clubs thrive in such far-flung places all over the world, as shown by the exotic locations the All-Stars have visited over the years.

The pride and sense of identity shared by the Irish communities all over the world truly is a thing of wonder, providing a real focal point for people.

It should never be forgotten when the GAA's role in Irish life is assessed.

Irish Independent

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