On Sunday I went up to Dublin to experience the All-Ireland Hurling Championship. Kilkenny made it by beating Tipperary and were set to face off against Galway, the team that gave them there only loss of the season.
The Game was at Croke Park and the place was electric. I had been to many professional games but I have never been to a game where everyone seemed to be yelling at every second of the game. Fans were not disappointed many feeling that it was the best hurling match that had been played in years. The game ended in a draw which means there will be a replay on the 30th. I don’t know if I’ll be lucky enough to attend the second game but I’ll be sure to get to a sports pub to enjoy the atmosphere.
Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to have a hurley made for me by Eric Roche. He showed me how to make one and explained to me all the aspects which make a good hurley a good hurley. You can see the process below.