Although Kerry may be one of the top dogs annually in the football championships, it doesn’t have as strong a presence in hurling.
However, two men, John Lenihan (Chairman, South Kerry Juvenile Hurling Board) and Micheal O’Keeffe (PR Officer, South Kerry Juvenile Hurling Board) are on a mission to change this. They have organised a one-day seminar on “A History of Hurling, Our National Game”, which will be held at The Schoolhouse, Muckross, on Saturday April 26th, 10.30am to 3.45pm.
There is a very strong line-up of speakers, include Seamus J. King, Paudie Butler, Tomás Mulcahy, Eddie Keher and Sean Kelly, with the Voice of the GAA, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, acting as MC. The day will follow a format of talks covering topics such as:
“A History of Hurling” – “Why we should promote & protect Hurling as our National Sport” – “Hurling as it is Today” – “A Lifetime of Hurling & the way forward” – “The future of Hurling & it’s importance as Our National Sport”.
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There is a charge of €10 for tickets, but this will give you access to some of the most influential names in hurling. Tickets can be purchased from the Events page on the Muckross House website (click here) or from the booking office: 064 6630804064 6630804.