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The story of hurling's upheaval

Hurling: The Revolution Years, by Denis Walsh, Penguin Ireland, €15.

12th November, 2005

Hurling: The Revolution Years, by Denis Walsh, Penguin Ireland, €15.

The smart-arse at the bar was gazing at the TV and chortling at the pitiful crowd that had turned up for Kilkenny's Leinster semi-final with Offaly - so meagre that Croke Park's stands contained spaces wide enough to rustle a herd of cattle in. “Hey lads, if hurling's so great, how come it never caught on?” he sneered, as Martin Comerford swept in the first...

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