Are great hurlers born or made? Modern heroes, current and former players, managers and coaches define the key elements of hurling greatness to demystify the art of the warrior game. Dónal Óg Cusack, Pat Hartigan, Seán McMahon, Ray Cummins, Nicky English, Liam Griffin, Henry Shefflin and many others recall great performances, great exponents, tricks and tactics, and openly offer advice. The result is a must-read for hurling fans, a handbook for coaches, and insights for those who want to understand this ancient game renowned for the sportsmanship and kinship of those who play it.
'Best hurling book this year' The Irish Times 'An unbelievable read' Ronan O'Gara 'Innovative and enlightening, a wonderful book' Irish Examiner 'Can be enjoyed on several levels' Evening Echo 'A real hurling book' --Kilkenny People
About the Author
Diarmuid O'Flynn was chief hurling correspondent with the Irish Examiner before becoming parliamentary assistant to MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. His hurling career highlights were junior and intermediate county championship medals with his native Ballyhea in County Cork, where he founded the Ballyhea Says No protest, a weekly march against payments to bondholders that ran from 2011 to 2016.