Have to give a mention to the new Christy Ring book -
by Tim Horgan. A great book on the legendary man who is undoubtedly the greatest hurler ever.
This is the book’s description:
“Christy Ring from Cloyne, County Cork, is regarded as the greatest hurler of all time. His mastery of the skills of hurling was equalled only by his dedication to Cork. He won eight senior All-Ireland medals and eighteen Railway Cup medals in his 24-year career before retiring from inter-county hurling aged 43. Against him no game was won until the final whistle. He always tried to do the impossible.
Tim Horgan traces his playing career with its many highlights and captures his unique charisma that excited and attracted people to him. It pays due respect to his opponents and the drab conditions in which all lived and played. Included is Ben Kiely’s report on Christy playing at the opening of Casement Park, Belfast, in 1953, and a fascinating interview before the 1953 All-Ireland. It is a lively, affectionate account of his lifelong commitment to hurling, embellished with memories of great players and personalities, and glorious games won and lost.”
And here are two great quotes
“As long as young people swing their camÃ¡n for the sheer thrill of the tingle in their fingers of the impact of ash on leather, the story of Christy Ring will be told.”
Jack Lynch at Christy Ring’s graveside.
“Tis a sin to bury that man.”
Woman at Ring’s removal
If you don’t pick it up yourself make sure someone gets it for you for christmas!
Quiet Season turns into Silly Season
Championship Throw In
Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard Cups Start