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September and County Loyalties.

The summer is officially nearing its end in Ireland. How do I know? Next Sunday (7th Sept.) is All-Ireland Hurling Final Day.  Like Labour Day in the US, this event effectively marks the end of summer for most Irish people (even if we happen to get an Indian summer for September!).    799 more words

History

Hurling

Hurling is said to be the world’s fastest field sport.

The wooden stick is called the hurley.

The ball is called the sliotar. It has a cork centre and a leather cover. 135 more words

General

Croke Park: Where Passion and Power Collide

The Facts

Welcome to Croke Park!

With a capacity of 82,500 people, Croke Park is the third largest stadium in Europe. Fun fact: Croke Park’s capacity is… 964 more words

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