Sunday 17 December 2017

UK Twitterati love ‘crazy game’ of hurling for ‘real men’ in Tipperary v Galway clash

Tipperary's Lar Corbett evades the challenges of Galway's Andrew Smith during the All-Ireland Hurling Qualifier in Semple Stadium
Tipperary's Lar Corbett evades the challenges of Galway's Andrew Smith during the All-Ireland Hurling Qualifier in Semple Stadium
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Sky Sports viewers in the UK again showed their astonishment, respect and confusion over the game of hurling during tonight’s qualifier between Tipperary and Galway.

Eamon O’Shea’s side emerged victorious in a high scoring encounter in Thurles, ending Galway’s participation in the 2014 championship on a scoreline of 3-25 to 4-13.

Spectators were treated to a high-quality affair, but for viewers in the UK, they are still finding their feet with the small-ball game.

Here is a flavour of the reaction.

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