Visiting students get a lesson in the art of hurling

Tourism

Visiting students get a lesson in the art of hurling

The Premier Hurling Experience tourism initiative has moved home to Nenagh AFC Brickfields to allow more space for local businesses to display their products, Cllr Seamus Morris, the man behind the initiative, has revealed.

The first group to take in the new Premier Hurling experience was Bev Facey High School ladies rugby team from Alberta, Canada.

Salesianum High School mens rugby team from Delaware were next up with over 50 members. They had Irish rugby international Fiona Coghlan as tour guide.

“They enjoyed the hurling experience and loved the presentation on hurley making by Cathal Bourke, who presented puc fada winner Max Bacchieri with a newly-made hurley,” he said.

Fenwick High school from Chicago arrived with famous wrestler George “Two Fingers” Nottoli whose life was made into a film. He took full part in the experience and his son and himself went back to Chicago with hurleys and sliotars.

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