School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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Hurling

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 353

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Hurling
In this district long ago the people were good hurlers.
The Kilmoyler district used to challenge the Knockgraffon people, who lived just across the Suir to hurl with them.
They used to leave the ball half way between the two crowds and each party used to try to put the ball into the home territory.
The ball was as big almost as a Farmer's pot.
There were hardly any rules to govern the game.
The ball used to be made of thread and leather and "Sliotar" it was called.
The victorious party kept the ball until the opponents on the following or any other Sunday succeeded in taking in from them.
There were matches almost every Sunday.

Collector
Lily Kennedy
Gender
female
Address
Ballygorteen, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Ned Hogan
Gender
male
Address
Ballygorteen, Co. Tipperary
Language
English