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31st Jul 2018

‘People know them by their first names’ – Hurling legends name their heroes

Jack O'Toole

The first episode of the brilliant new hurling documentary The Game aired on RTE on Monday night and saw insights from a wide variety of hurling greats.

The programme looked at everything from Cú Chulainn, the influence of Michael Cusack and Dr. Thomas Croke as well as who some of hurling’s most recognisable names idolised when they were younger.

The programme noted that hurlers had such an influence in their counties that they were known to people simply by their first names with DJ Carey, ‘King’ Henry Shefflin and Joe Canning all cited as examples.

The reaction to the show was well received and capped off a fantastic few days for hurling following the All-Ireland semi-final classics between Cork and Limerick and Clare and Galway.

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