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Hurley makers....

  • 09-04-2009 3:12pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ phase-3


    Im interested in buying a new hurley. I have previously got O'Connors, Flanagan's and a few Wexford hurls. Does anyone know what Willy Bulfin hurls are like? Is it true he makes them for Joe Canning?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,588 ✭✭✭ Bluetonic


    Can't beat a Wavin. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 321 ✭✭ wicklaman83


    star hurleys in kilkenny are good


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 117 ✭✭ bricky10


    Always got O'Connors aswell, but moved on to a lad who makes them in Piltown, there good


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,713 ✭✭✭ Cake Man


    Lads, how would ya go about getting a hurley made and sent out to ya? Was readin on a thread here before about bein able to do that. Was lookin on www.igahm.com, (all the hurley makers around website), do ya have to ring them up and give order, name address etc or is there an email address? What about payment even?
    Would like to try those Dj Daly ones from Pallaskenry, Limerick in particular but I'm not too fussed really I'd try any.
    It's just I don't fancy drivin half way up the country for the sake of 1 hurley and wouldn't mind payin the extra few quid to get it sent out.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 117 ✭✭ bricky10


    most deliver..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 260 ✭✭ portumna


    phase-3 wrote: »
    Im interested in buying a new hurley. I have previously got O'Connors, Flanagan's and a few Wexford hurls. Does anyone know what Willy Bulfin hurls are like? Is it true he makes them for Joe Canning?


    Portumna manager Johnny Kelly makes them for Joe Canning. Went to collect 2 hurls i had ordered ages ago off him yesterday and Joe had taken them on me, along with all the others he had in the workshop. No have to wait to get mine again! I know he's good but thou shall not steal another mans hurl!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,195 ✭✭✭✭ Lex Luthor


    I bumped into Joe yesterday in Naas at the kids hurling camp...If I had known he had your hurls I would have set the kids on him....;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 aster99


    Bulfins are nice, fine strike off them


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 hurlinking


    has anyone gt a number for johnny kelly???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Master Splinter


    O'Brien from Drangan in South Tipp makes serious hurls definitely the nicest ive ever used. Torpey from Clare would be fairly well regarded down that kneck of the country, nearly sure i heard fat joe uses Bulfins too...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 152 ✭✭ wexican


    Don't know much about Bulfin, but I've always liked Falconer hurls from Piltown in Kilkenny. Good weight (a little heavier than most) and agreat spring.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭✭ primastar


    Liam Walsh in Lisgoold near Midleton Co Cork makes a fine Hurley, he makes them for Brian Corcoran and Joe Deane and alot of the Cork and Waterford teams.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 Niamh OC


    Has anyone got Liam Walsh's Number please??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ chicagonian


    Niamh OC wrote: »
    Has anyone got Liam Walsh's Number please??

    Donal og's book was interesting, all praise for Liam Walshs hurleys but yet he commments a few times about breaking hurleys just pucking around ( sliotars breaking hurleys) and also about all the hurleys cloyne snrs were breaking at training, surely this says something about the qualityof hurleys?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,315 Tomthepost


    Here we go again:D
    If its not hurleys its helmets the weekly thread.
    Dominated by posters with less then 100 posts as usual.
    A sticky on Gaa Clothing and equipment might be a good idea here?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 Niamh OC


    Donal og's book was interesting, all praise for Liam Walshs hurleys but yet he commments a few times about breaking hurleys just pucking around ( sliotars breaking hurleys) and also about all the hurleys cloyne snrs were breaking at training, surely this says something about the qualityof hurleys?
    Do you have his number no??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,096 An Citeog


    Niamh OC wrote: »
    Do you have his number no??

    All the info you need is here: http://www.igahm.com/4.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 Niamh OC


    An Citeog wrote: »
    All the info you need is here: http://www.igahm.com/4.html
    Cheers


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ ontheditch


    Indoor Hurleys folks..

    I'm looking to get a good batch for the club, have exhausted Google. We currently have Curran hurleys, but i personally dont like them and think they are a waste of time. O Neills do a really good indoor Hurley with grip on it and ash coloured rubber bas, but they dont do them below 28".
    Has anyone got good indoor hurleys and if so, from where??

    Sound..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 aideenburke


    john torpey hurleys in clare are fantastic hurleys wen he hand makes them, not so great from machine


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 DannyKellywg


    Lash go lor hurls are good or star hurls alott of clubs use john torphy's also there is a new sort of hurley called Cultec don't really know much about them they do make both indoor and outdoor hurleys. Check them out at http://www.cultec.ie/


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 ✭✭✭ bobsy


    I think that o connor hurleys are a good hurley but they break too easily.Anyone agree.........


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,096 An Citeog


    bobsy wrote: »
    I think that o connor hurleys are a good hurley but they break too easily.Anyone agree.........

    I've only ever had one and it was a lovely stick, nice weight and a really good spring. Needless to say, it broke very easily!:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 ✭✭✭ bobsy


    Has anyone tried O Briens hurleys in DRANGAN co. tipp.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 looder


    bricky10 wrote: »
    Always got O'Connors aswell, but moved on to a lad who makes them in Piltown, there good

    I've bought numerous hurleys from Faulkner (who I presume your talking about from Piltown) over the past 15 odd years. Presently I wouldn't light the fire with them.

    When Sonny Faulkner was making them, handmade in his shed out the back of his house, they were the nicest hurls you'd ever see, but unfortunately since Sonny passed away (RIP), the business was really commercialised, hurleys are now machine made and really bad quality.

    In saying that, He'll have the hurleys made for you within 48 hours..
    so if your stuck, he'll sort you out.

    Best hurleymaker by far near Piltown would be Frank Murphy in Kilmeaden. Ask him to make you a copy of whatever hurley your using at the moment and he'll do a great job on it. A good few of the Waterford players would use him.
    O'Brien from Drangan in South Tipp makes serious hurls definitely the nicest ive ever used. Torpey from Clare would be fairly well regarded down that kneck of the country, nearly sure i heard fat joe uses Bulfins too...

    I would have used O'Brien for maybe 5 of the last 6 years, probably bought 15 or 20 hurleys from him. Some of them are absolute beautys but I find it's hit and miss with him. What I found important was/is, ALWAYS ask him to make you a handmade hurley. It shows when he puts a little bit extra time into it.

    A lot of the Tipperary players would use him. Hurleys/players I've seen in the shed include Eoin Kelly, Paul Curran, Lar and also I seen a couple of hurleys from Paul Flynn and Clinton Hennessey been mended.
    bobsy wrote: »
    Has anyone tried O Briens hurleys in DRANGAN co. tipp.

    See above...



    One other hurley maker I've used in Tipperary is a man from Kilcash (just outside Kilshelan) - his name escapes me at the moment, but he makes a nice hurley


    I've a list of a lot of hurley makers in different parts of the country with contact details. I'm not sure if I can post up contact details though. Can a mod confirm if I can link to the numbers on a different website?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,096 An Citeog


    looder wrote: »
    I've a list of a lot of hurley makers in different parts of the country with contact details. I'm not sure if I can post up contact details though. Can a mod confirm if I can link to the numbers on a different website?
    An Citeog wrote: »
    All the info you need is here: http://www.igahm.com/4.html

    Is it the list above? If so, there's no problem linking to it. I think the ban on posting phone numbers in the charter is to stop people stupidly posting their personal phone numbers online and to stop people pimping their own businesses.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 looder


    An Citeog wrote: »
    Is it the list above? If so, there's no problem linking to it. I think the ban on posting phone numbers in the charter is to stop people stupidly posting their personal phone numbers online and to stop people pimping their own businesses.
    I missed your link An Citeog. It's one that I'll be saving for myself for future reference.

    No, the link I have is here:http://carrickview.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=gaa&action=display&thread=25 -It's a website I've saved in my favourites with 3 years or so. I don't think it's still active but the link still works.

    A lot of the ones in your link would be on it but theres a few extra, mostly Tipperary hurleymakers on the one in the link.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 141 ✭✭ Power-surge


    Looder, being a Tipperary man, would you recommend Eddie Grant hurleys?


  • Registered Users Posts: 683 Gingy


    I don't want to sound like L'Ash Go Leor sales rep Tuliphead but they make a decent stick. Over the years, I always used Stars, but they can take ages from when you order one, to when you get it. I've heard good things about the O'Briens. But, like most things in life, it's all down to individual taste, one man's Mary Harney, could be another man's Cheryl Cole. (Doubt it though)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,096 An Citeog


    <snip>

    Why not just come right out and say that you're involved with them in some way?

    What's so great about the hurl? What sets them apart from the other hurley makers throughout Ireland? Are they all machine made or can you get them hand made aswell? Where do you source the ash from? Are there any county players using your hurls at the moment?


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