Hurling is an Irish field game that is older than the recorded history of Ireland. It is thought to predate Christianity, having come to Ireland with the Celts. It is also widely regarded to be the fastest most skilful field game in the world
My earliest childhood memories of hurling were watching an ‘All Ireland Final’ on an old black and white TV set.
Hurling is a 100% amateur sport where traditional values of honesty of effort and sportsmanship form a symbiotic connection with fans.
Major games commence by parading players around a packed and adulatory stadium like gladiators around the coliseum
In recent years the governing body has made attempts to promote the game to a wider audience by teaming up with Sky Sports and well know British celebrities.
My panel is my attempt to document the essence of the game for current and potential supporters