The Little Book of Hurling

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Did you know that hurling is the oldest field game in the world, or that the Irish hero Cuchulainn got his name from his exploits with a hurley? Fact-packed but light-hearted in style, this reliable reference book and a quirky guide reveals such little-known facts, along with details of classic matches, statistical records, famous players, amusing anecdotes, and the general history of the game. This can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about this ancient game.


Seamus J. King, a retired teacher, has been a sports writer for the last 30 years, concentrating particularly on Gaelic games. To date he has twelve books to his name, along with five others jointly written. His previous publications include A History of Hurling and Classic Munster Hurling Finals. He is a regular sports presenter on Tipperary Mid-West Radio, and has been the editor of the Tipperary GAA Yearbook since 1994. He has his own website: