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johnnycool

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #600 on: November 30, 2018, 10:20:15 AM »
Great, but will mean absolutely nothing on the ground for Hurling;

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John Horan is full of shíte;
“At a time of unprecedented popularity for the game here, we owe a debt of gratitude to the generations of people who preserved, protected and promoted the game at school, club and county levels so that it would survive and thrive for our benefit. All of us involved in the association are charged with ensuring that the promotional work we undertake preserves hurling for future generations.”

Scratch below the veneer of top level hurling and the rest are being cut adrift.

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #601 on: November 30, 2018, 10:28:57 AM »

What aspects of Hurling make it more suitable for this status than Gaelic Football?

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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #602 on: November 30, 2018, 10:54:15 AM »
Thousands of years.
Gaelic football started 1884.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #603 on: November 30, 2018, 10:58:51 AM »
Thousands of years.
Gaelic football started 1884.

Hurling is ancient

“From the top of Knock Áine one can see the hills around Lough Gur, and the cairn on top of Knockfierna more than 20 km (12.5 mi) away. Here, the fairies of Knockainy led by Áine, played a hurling match against the god Donn Firinne of Knockfierna, The victors would ensure the success of their next potato crop.”

Limerick hurling goes back quite a while
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #604 on: November 30, 2018, 12:19:53 PM »
Only to 1492! !! or whenever spuds were first brought from the Americas.
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Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« Reply #605 on: November 30, 2018, 02:39:06 PM »

What aspects of Hurling make it more suitable for this status than Gaelic Football?
Thats a weird question