National - Mapping Hurling strongholds throughout Ireland

Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "[quote=JXV:  "Here's a rough map I made... The darker the blue the more hurling is played in that area - might not be 100% accurate but I hope it helps :)

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Ya must know your Hurling around the country. Good stuff. I'm thinking that there are 12 Westmeath clubs in that darker " Hurling area" on your map and 3 outside of it including Castletown Geoghegan traditionally one of the strongest Hurling clubs but surrounded by football."]CTG is a dual area with Malachys and Ballinagore

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts:1210 - 08/01/2017 21:31:47   1944124

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A perfect example of why co boards should be dividing money 50/50 between football and hurling, yes every county wants to win Sam or Liam but the truth is the successful teams are those who spend majority of the county funds on 1 code, you have Kilkenny, Tipp, Waterford, Galway spending most money on hurling while Dublin, Donegal, Tyrone, Mayo, Kerry etc spend most on football. In an ideal world a county who splits the funding 50/50 should have some success at both codes, in hurling we need massive funding at underage level to train our kids and try to get 32 fairly decent teams, in football we need the same but it beyond time that co boards, clubs and players shape up and try to bring their county forward, look at Roscommon, Clare and Tipperary, they are making decent strides forward now is time for the rest to waken up in both codes, use the League to build morale and win games and try to win promotion up to the next division

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts:903 - 08/01/2017 21:35:19   1944127

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@Jack_Sparrow Cheers! Westmeath is tricky but I redrew the line to include Castletown

@ZUL10 You're right, I redrew the line further west :) link

JXV (Mayo) - Posts:15 - 08/01/2017 21:38:32   1944130

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Replying To valley84:  "[quote=Jack_Sparrow:  "[quote=JXV:  "Here's a rough map I made... The darker the blue the more hurling is played in that area - might not be 100% accurate but I hope it helps :)

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Ya must know your Hurling around the country. Good stuff. I'm thinking that there are 12 Westmeath clubs in that darker " Hurling area" on your map and 3 outside of it including Castletown Geoghegan traditionally one of the strongest Hurling clubs but surrounded by football."]CTG is a dual area with Malachys and Ballinagore"]So is Killucan / Raharney , shared players but seperate clubs..what's your point ?

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts:639 - 08/01/2017 22:08:35   1944149

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Replying To JXV:  "@Jack_Sparrow Cheers! Westmeath is tricky but I redrew the line to include Castletown

@ZUL10 You're right, I redrew the line further west :) link"
Maybe the pale blue represented it better as another poster said there's a lot of interest in football in Castletown area too and it's well away from the recognised dark blue Hurling area of your original post . It's just that they are are strong at Hurling. Anyway as I said before good work ya know your stuff.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts:639 - 08/01/2017 22:16:44   1944154

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Almost every county has its areas where hurling rules. Dungiven in Derry, Lisbellaw in Fermanagh, Dungannon is making great strides in Tyrone. South Derry has Swatragh, Lavey, Ballinascreen, Slaughtneil all within close proximity. Football still main sport however but there is always a good hard-core bunch of hurling men. In north Derry you've got lynches, banagher and na magha in the city and eoghan rua in Coleraine. Real good hurling people, just need more clubs.

christy sting (Derry) - Posts:195 - 09/01/2017 01:08:09   1944189

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In Fermanagh, Lisbellaw would be particularly strong compare to the rest of the county

1111 (Fermanagh) - Posts:27 - 09/01/2017 01:38:11   1944190

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Replying To JXV:  "@Jack_Sparrow Cheers! Westmeath is tricky but I redrew the line to include Castletown

@ZUL10 You're right, I redrew the line further west :) link"
Well done. Excellent map. You have Cork very very close. I would say the area just south east of the city (harbour area) is predominantly hurling. Any area straddling the Kerry border would be mostly sky blue I would say.

Interesting topic though. Interested to read what others have to say.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3395 - 09/01/2017 22:36:32   1944431

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I see there are young Healy-Raes hurling for Kilgarvan!

Muilleann (Tipperary) - Posts:110 - 10/01/2017 12:11:01   1944516

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You could move the Cork dark blue area west from Blarney to Coachford (Aghabollogue), go south from there to Newcestown and south again to Clonakilty or slightly east of this.(all the clubs between Carrigline and Clonakilty are strong hurling clubs. I.e. Ballinhassig, Valley Rovers,Carrigline, Tracton, Courcey Rovers, Kilbrittain, Timoleague, Barryroe are all Intermediate. Necwestown, Bandon, Ballymartle are senior hurling clubs.

Courceyrover1 (Cork) - Posts:1 - 19/01/2017 15:52:01   1947030

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