Christy Ring offers some advice on hurling

Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Ireland, Irish culture

IN BRONZE: Hurling legend Christy Ring is remembered in a statue at the County Cork airport in Ireland. (Photo from Donal O Caoimh  of http://www.donal.ie)

IN BRONZE: Hurling legend Christy Ring is remembered in a statue at the County Cork airport in Ireland. (Photo from Donal O Caoimh of http://www.donal.ie)

When you look at old documentaries, it’s usually with a little bit of a smirk on your face. They are quaint, often silly and terribly outdated.

But today I ran across an old hurling video starring Christy Ring, one of the game’s best players ever. In it, Ring and his narrator provide some absolutely wonderful advice on some of the basic skills of the game.

Ring, by the way, is so well respected in Ireland that hurling’s mid-level county championship cup is named after thim.

For modern Irish players, this video might be full of what I call “no duh” information. But for Americans? It can help us understand some of the basics that we haven’t ever been educated on.

Indeed, this is some timeless advice on playing this great sport.

As for the parade music, well, that is definitely not so timeless.

Christy Ring statue image from http://www.donal.ie in this post. Please take a moment to check out the site!

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