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Wednesday October 4th 2023
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#249 Clubs impressed with Thurles hurling festival

Action from the final between winners Kilburn Gaels and Dunboyne. (Photo by John O'Loughlin).

Club managers and mentors participating in Saturday’s, inaugural Thurles Sarsfield International Hurling Festival, said that they were impressed with the organisation and future possibilities of the competition.

In this podcast, GaelicSportsCast speaks to clubs about their thoughts on this new event in Thurles.

We hear from the winning manager of Kilburn Gaels of London, Tom Bergin and Paul Reilly from runners-up, Dunboyne of Meath.

We get perspective from an American tourist and US college football coach who was at the final; listen to US Air Force Major Tim Neylon of the Lackenheath hurling club on the value of the tournament for his young all American team at Lackenheath Air Force Base in Suffolk. We hear from Naomh Moninne selector John Murphy of Louth and listen to Dee Doherty manager of the only hurling club in Derry City.


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