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« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2019, 10:43:39 PM »
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

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« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2019, 02:51:35 PM »
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.

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« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2019, 03:49:45 PM »
In following some of those Twitter feed replies, it sounds like they say “hurl” in Kilkenny.
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« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2019, 03:59:57 PM »
In following some of those Twitter feed replies, it sounds like they say “hurl” in Kilkenny.
Hurl here as well. Not as if we’re relevant or anything.

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« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2019, 08:53:55 AM »
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.

A "hurl" in Kilkenny and Offaly too. The trend seems to be Munster and Galway its "hurley" and Leinster its a "hurl"

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« Reply #65 on: August 14, 2019, 10:56:38 AM »
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.

A "hurl" in Kilkenny and Offaly too. The trend seems to be Munster and Galway its "hurley" and Leinster its a "hurl"

Listening to Sambo McNaughton last night talking about walking down the streets in the 6 counties with hurls in their hands and what that symbolized. It seems it may well be a North / East thing (Ulster / Leinster) to call it a hurl and a South / West (Munster / Galway) to call it a hurley. Camán does the trick, immune from regional varation.

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« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2019, 01:48:05 PM »
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.



A "hurl" in Kilkenny and Offaly too. The trend seems to be Munster and Galway its "hurley" and Leinster its a "hurl"

Listening to Sambo McNaughton last night talking about walking down the streets in the 6 counties with hurls in their hands and what that symbolized. It seems it may well be a North / East thing (Ulster / Leinster) to call it a hurl and a South / West (Munster / Galway) to call it a hurley. Camán does the trick, immune from regional varation.

It funny as I don't think people from our region particular care either way whats its called. But I remember when I hurled in Sydney for a few years, there was a few Cork lads on our team and anytime anybody referred to it as a "hurl" you could nearly see their heads explode. They just couldn't fathom it.

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« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2019, 06:05:30 PM »
It funny as I don't think people from our region particular care either way whats its called. But I remember when I hurled in Sydney for a few years, there was a few Cork lads on our team and anytime anybody referred to it as a "hurl" you could nearly see their heads explode. They just couldn't fathom it.
Yeah, following the Twitter tweets about the hurl/hurley question, the last couple of weeks, it seems like a lot of the "hurley" camp are a bit adamant that the camán should be called a hurley and to do otherwise would fall somewhere between ignorance and treason.
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« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2019, 07:30:49 AM »
For me its always been a hurl. Hurley sounds a bit......girly.

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« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2019, 10:01:19 AM »
Interesting weekend for the 15s and 16s. 15s won the Shield but beaten in the Cup Final and the 16s won the Gerry Reily Shield.

I went to Tualamore, was a great win for the second team. Always looked in control of the game and some very good footballers on the team. The cup final was a game of really high skill level accross both teams. Laois went against a strong wind in the first half and showed some really good character and defensive ability to be 6-4 down at Ht. They just never really got going in the second half and the referee just consistently gave scorable frees to Kerry (About the only consistent thing about him) he turned down an absolute stone wall penalty for Laois aswell. In fairness to the team they showed really good heart and got a brilliant goal to bring the game back to 1 point with about 12 to go, but unfortunately Kerry just kept tipping the ball over the ball and got a soft goal aswell. Overal this was a very good year for them. I rememeber watching them at 14s last year where Wicklow and Offaly beat them and this year theyve beaten anyone theyve played and only went down to Kerry by a very harsh scoreline.

Between the 15s and the 16s we will hopefully have a very competitive Minor team next year.

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« Reply #70 on: August 19, 2019, 04:52:35 PM »
Thanks for the report.

Good to see the future looking brighter.

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« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2019, 03:51:41 PM »
For me its always been a hurl. Hurley sounds a bit......girly.

Ha ha. For me it always sounded a bit baby-ish to call it a hurley. A bit like wee-wee and pee-pee.

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« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2019, 04:09:57 PM »
6 games postponed in Laois the last two weeks because of referee crisis. County seems to be at breaking point now.