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Sunday September 24th 2023
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#180 Cork captain sees ‘Wolves as shining example for hurling

2010 Cork Captain Kieran Murphy, before the start of the recent hurling coaching session in Concord, New Hampshire, USA, with the Barley House Wolves. With Kieran in the picture is Cpt Rob Burnham (left) and club co-founder and leader, Lt. Col. Ray Valas. (Photo courtesy of the Barley House Wolves).

The 2010 Cork Senior Hurling captain, Kieran Murphy, after a December coaching session in the US with the Barley House Wolves hurling club – also serve as soldiers with the US Army National Guard in Concord, New Hampshire – says that he is very impressed with both the commitment and skill level of the soldier hurlers. And, given the extraordinary circumstances of how returning through Shannon Airport from war torn Iraq back in 2005, the unit first discovered hurling from one airport TV viewing, the Cork hurler feels it shows the potential for hurling to be developed in the US and worldwide.  
Kieran on a recent break in America was approached by friend, fellow Corkonian and Wolves coach Ruairi O’ Mahoney, to give the ‘Wolves a hurling coaching session in Concord, NH.
In this podcast, the Cork forward tells us about how the drill session went, his impression of the ‘Wolves, and his opinion on the Pentagon Channel TV special on the Wolves unit and how it could influence the growth of hurling.


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(See the TPC TV Special of the Barley House Wolves – NHNG in the post below)