Ash dieback causing delays at hurley maker Torpey

The firm’s owner said he expected ash hurleys to be available online soon, and that the ‘luxury’ of being able to prioritise its bamboo range allows them to be more selective with ash

Sean Torpey, managing director of Torpey, said that he expected ash hurleys to be available online soon. Picture: Eamon Ward

One of Ireland’s most popular hurley manufacturers is facing issues with the “variability of quality“ of some of its hurls due to ash dieback disease.

Torpey, based in Clare, is not currently accepting online orders for ash hurleys, with traditional sticks only available in-store at its Sixmilebridge base in the months since Christmas.

Speaking to the Business Post, Sean Torpey, the managing director of the family-run business, said that while ash dieback was causing delays ...