Introducing the deadliest looking hurley you'll ever see: The Battle Hurley
Some would argue that hurling is a dangerous enough sport as it is, but woe betide anyone playing the game against someone with one of these in their hands.
As it currently exists, the small ball game is a pretty fierce environment and players take to the field know that they run the risk of having a hurley smashed across their leg or having a sliotar-shaped bruise imprinted on their flesh for weeks or months.
They should be thankful then that, for the moment at least, that nobody is allowed to take to the field with a battle hurley (see picture below), the brainchild of Diarmuid O’Brien, who alerted us to their existence on twitter earlier today.
Pic via Twitter/@DangerFarm
As you can see, the top half of the device looks like your average run of the mill hurley; the bottom half, on the other hand, includes a two-pronged fork and what looks like an axe-head combined to form a weapon as deadly, if not deadlier, than anything you’ll see on the battlefield.
How serious he is about the venture we can only guess, but Diarmuid tells us he is intent on producing up to 250 of these babies so if this sort of thing is up your street, head on over to his Twitter page or hilarious website for more information.
After what he did to Brian Gavin with a regular hurley in last year's All-Ireland Final, we can only hope that Tommy Walsh isn't one of Diarmuid's new customers.