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Our Inter-County hurlers and footballers give tremendous commitment  to our national games. Read all about their back stories here. The experiences they have encountered along their journey harnessed by the obstacles that they have had to endure , all for the love of the game and the feeling of pride that comes when throwing on their county jersey.

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Posted Date- February 08, 2019

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Shane McNaughton – Off the Ball and Off Broadway

From the Hurling pitches of Ballycastle to the Broadway stages of New York City. Antrim and Cushendall Hurler Shane McNaughton tells his story so far!

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Posted Date- October 04, 2018

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A Hurling Life Less Ordinary – Zak Moradi

4th of July 2002, An 11 year old Kurdish-Iranian boy arrives in sunny Leitrim. Zak Moradi and his family found asylum in Ireland following the outbreak of war in Iran and Iraq. Zak picked up a hurl, as a way of helping him find friends in school, he has never looked back. Last year he received a Champion 15 award for his performances in Leitrim’s road to a Lory Meagher Cup final.

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Posted Date- September 20, 2018

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Hurling, Genes and Boston Bound

Shane O’Donnell’s name will always be fondly remembered in the Banner county’s history books. Back in 2013, he scored 3-3 in one of the best individual performances ever on the penultimate occasion of the hurling season. Still lighting up the Munster championship, Shane has also excelled in his academic study. This month he takes on a new challenge as he undertakes part of his doctoral research in Harvard University, Boston, as a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

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Posted Date- September 12, 2018

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Civilised Combat with a Band of Brothers – Stephen Molumphy

Stephen Molumphy captained his native Waterford to glory in the 2010 Munster final. A classic encounter which needed a replay, extra time, and the Semple Stadium floodlights, until the Deise were crowned champions. Waterford’s rivalry with Cork a fond memory of his playing career. Stephen tells his story on the levels of dedication he needed to exhaust to progress as an inter county hurler along with forging a successful career in the Irish Defence Forces.

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Posted Date- August 07, 2018

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In The Name Of The Father – Chris Kerr

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 my life changed forever.

I’ve fallen a few times and fallen hard at that, but I have always got back up and picked myself up. I’ve learned a lot about myself. And yes, through very difficult times, I have become stronger for it

Chris Kerr

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