Hurling in popular culture

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Hurling (Irish : Iománaíocht/Iomáint), the Gaelic sport, is a prominent feature in popular culture.

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In film

Hurling and Hollywood have long been linked. [1] Several awards have resulted from the depiction of hurling in film, including the Palme d'Or and several Academy Award nominations:

In literature

Picabia at the wheel of a Bugatti,
The horn's bulb to his painterly right hand,
Peaked cap reversed like any Kerry hurler.
Strange opposites, but both suffering myths.
And this was nearer than the Kerry hurlers,
A strapped down bonnet and the dream of booting
Round Brooklands or along the Great North Road. [10]

In music

In television

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Hurley (stick)

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Galway GAA county board of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland

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History of hurling

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The 1957 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 71st staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 14 April 1957 and ended on 1 September 1957.

The 2009 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 123rd staging of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the Gaelic Athletic Association's premier inter-county hurling tournament. The draw for the 2000 fixtures took place on 8 October 2008. The championship began on 30 May 2009 and ended on 6 September 2009.

The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Tipperary and the Tipperary county teams.

The 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final was the 113th All-Ireland Final and the culmination of the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, an inter-county hurling tournament for the top teams in Ireland. The match was held at Croke Park, Dublin, on 5 September 2010 and was a repeat of the 2009 final with Kilkenny taking on Tipperary. Kilkenny were attempting to win a fifth All-Ireland title in-a-row, a feat never achieved in either hurling or Gaelic football. This has been referred to as the "Drive for Five". The game was watched by more than 80,000 in the stadium as well as a global audience on TV, radio, etc. The Final attracted the highest ever Irish viewership for an All Ireland Hurling Final peaking at 1.236 million viewers in the final minutes of the match, with an average audience of over one million people during the game which was shown live on RTÉ Two. The match was won by Tipperary by a score of 4–17 to 1–18.

Cork GAA county board of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland

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Kieran Joyce Irish hurler

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Damien Reck is an Irish hurler who plays for Wexford Intermediate Championship club Oylegate-Glenbrien and at inter-county level with the Wexford senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a right corner-back.

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