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What Are The Best Hurls?

  • 06-04-2008 6:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    I have always wondered what people think are the best hurls. I have always liked Philip Larkins from Galway but just wanted to hear hurls what other people like.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,376 gaeilgegrinds


    I've never heard them called hurls before...interesting that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,638 ✭✭✭ Grudaire


    Torpey (haven't played in a while but...)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,746 taidghbaby


    wooden ones!!!!!

    sorry couldnt help myself-used to use delany's from killkenny myself, back in the day....light and good for a skillfull hurler ;) , but the bands are ****e and they take about as much hardship as a cocktail stick!


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    Yeah delanys are good but as you say they break like a cacktail stick!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 53 ✭✭✭ Archebald


    era id say o donavans are pretty good,, i think the o connor hurleys are only average enough now,,,they are always too fresh if u no wat i mean,,,
    noonans were always a safe bet:rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    WHere do yoou get O donavans?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 53 ✭✭✭ Archebald


    im unsure ,,could try and check it out for ye,,o donavan hurlings are great for the sideline cuts though:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭ s_carnage


    There's a man who makes them around Craughwell in Galway but for the life of me i can't remember his name. I got two of him last year and they were the best hurleys i ever had.

    I was using O' Connors & Doyle hurleys up to that though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 269 ✭✭ jacko


    s_carnage wrote: »
    There's a man who makes them around Craughwell in Galway but for the life of me i can't remember his name. I got two of him last year and they were the best hurleys i ever had.

    were they O'Dea's by any chance. think the guy's based near Ardrahan. Used to use them a few years ago, not sure if he's still makin them but they were by far the best i've ever played with


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭ s_carnage


    Yep thats the name alright. I knew it was O' something. It took a few wks to get them off him but they were worth the wait alright!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,441 Killme00


    taidghbaby wrote: »
    wooden ones!!!!!!

    Damn straight, the vibrations from the fibreglass ones were an absolute killer


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    DO either of you know how to get O'Deas?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 123 ✭✭ Danuogma


    LIDL hurls all the way boy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    They are fairly good but there were none left when I was going to buy one!:p


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,746 taidghbaby


    Killme00 wrote: »
    Damn straight, the vibrations from the fibreglass ones were an absolute killer
    funnily enough i actually remember playin indoor hurling as a young fella with a plastic sliothar that had holes through it, and hurls with rubber bosh's!! great times :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    I am still interested in the number for O'Deas if anyone has it. Was also looking for the number for Dolmens I think they are called from Butlerstown in Waterforf if anyone has them thanks.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 718 thirdmantackle


    different hurleys for different players

    I like Star hurleys myself. get a nice, light balanced one and you can't get better


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    Yeah you are right but it is hard to get a nice one if you order them so you have togo to kilkenny to look first


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 718 thirdmantackle


    some clubs stock them in their shops


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  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    Do they? What ones?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 718 thirdmantackle


    a club in Dublin I know...


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    What club is it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 718 thirdmantackle


    well its not Crokes anyway:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    How do you know that they don't have them in Crokes


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 53 ✭✭✭ Archebald


    o donavan hurleys are from bandon i think


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    Paddy O'Dea, Ardrahan 091-635134 is that the O'Deas you are talking about?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 718 thirdmantackle


    its a club on the northside


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Groe


    Ok but how do you know they don't have them in Crokes?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 718 thirdmantackle


    well if crokes sold them, you wouldn't be wondering where you could get one...

    now would ya?


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