Well, in case you thought you missed the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship game, I’m here to say you did — and you didn’t.
Here it is, in fact:
Now I don’t mean to spoil it for you, but it ended in a tie. And it wasn’t a sad, boring tie like you see in hockey. No, it was a nail-biting tie that was fought until the very last minutes.
The thing is the last few championship games have ended this way, and it goes to show the driving nature of the sport. This is a game you can play with your heart as well as your skills.
When the championship game ends in a tie, it doesn’t mean there’s co-champions either. It just means that the teams get a two-week rest and then play a rematch. If they tie again, there will be another rematch. Heck, this could go on forever.
That match is set for tomorrow, Sunday, September 28. In America, you can see it on the GAA Go platform. There’s probably other ways to see it live as well, but that’s what the Gaelic Athletic Association is promoting.
The extended championship has also allowed for a little boost for the sport here in the U.S. — The Washington Post blog Early Lead did a feature on the game and its players in its Early Lead blog. Check it out!Read More