Three articles popped up in the news recently about hurling.
SAN FRANCISCO: First up, the Wall Street Journal offered a look at the inner workings of the San Francisco hurling scene. You can read it here.
As I understand it, the teams highlighted in the article are almost entirely composed of Irish-born players. The teams are further supplemented by summer players who come to the U.S. to play in the hurling club for the season.
That’s certainly a great way to win a title!
I only hope that all those Irish players are also working as coaches for their adopted city’s home-grown players. I know we Americans need all the help we can get.
MARINES: The website, IrishCentral.com, reports that a hurling team comprised of U.S. Marines will be participating in a big hurling themed festival in Ireland. They’ll be mingling with (and playing against) players from Ireland and other countries.
It’s the first time I’ve heard of the Marines’ team, called “The Wild Geese,” but it shows how the sport is spreading into the U.S. mainstream.
SOUTH CAROLINA: A third story has surfaced out of Charleston, S.C., where a new club is forming. You can read the article here.
I’ve been to Charleston, and I can tell you I wouldn’t want to play hurling in that heat.
Thanks to Brandon Salfai and Denis O’Brien for pointing out these articles!Read More