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Saturday September 23rd 2023
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#209 Midwest College hurling opener

Crest of Purdue University HC where the seeds of hurling was sown.

After a long cold winter in US Midwest states, college students last weekend finally got a chance to pick up a hurl…..yes a hurl!.. as the recently formed, Midwest College Hurling Association (MHCA) had their season opener at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
The first series of 2011 saw host’s Purdue invite local rivals Indiana University (IU) and National Junior C Hurling champions from Chicago, Michael Cusacks HC,  to a 12 a-side best of three tournament last Sunday, March 27.
The first game was between Purdue and IU – both fierce rivals in American football and basketball – and in hurling it turned to be more of the same with the visitors taking the spoils by 4 points in a close contest.
Then IU took on ‘Cusacks in the second game and in a match full of excitment, the Chicago side clung on for a narrow 3 point win.
In the final game of the series, ‘Cusacks proved too strong for Purdue.
So it was the Chicago side who took top honours in this very successful Midwest college opener and here to tell us about the tournament is MCHA Chairperson, Matt Schwertfeger.


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Time Team 1 Score Score Team 2
12:00 Purdue University [11] 1-08 [15] 3-06 Indiana University
13:30 Indiana University [12] 2-06 [15] 3-06 Michael Cusacks Chicago
15:00 Michael Cusacks Chicago [23] 3-14 [05] 0-05 Purdue University

NOTICE: Next podcast tomorrow Friday on London GAA 2011 season opener.