Sportsfile - Cork v Clare - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final - 791255
8 September 2013; Patrick O'Connor, Clare, in action against Séamus Harnedy, Cork. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Cork v Clare, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
This silver pendant is based on the Irish hurley. Ireland's national game, hurling is arguably the fastest field sport in the world and quite possibly the oldest. It is played with sticks called hurleys, a ball known as a sliotar, and by two teams of 15 who play on a large pitch with goals at either end. The most famous early account of hurling is found in the Tain Bo Cuailgne, which describes the exploits of the Ulster hero Cú Chullainn. Hurling is mentioned a number of times in the text…
Sportsfile - Cork v Clare - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay - 797734
28 September 2013; Clare's Brendan Bugler, left, and Shane O'Donnell, who scored three goals in the first half, celebrate after the game. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Cork v Clare, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
[Article from Ireland] Goals, Bullying & Alcohol Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald has opened up about how he was severely bullied when he was a child. The All-Ireland winning manager – who addressed hundreds of students at a mental and physical health seminar at Limerick Institute of Technology today – encouraged them to have dreams and goals and to avoid the pitfalls of alcohol and drugs.