Even the Dutch know that hurling is the real man’s game around these parts
Hurling people in Ireland rarely need endorsement of their view that it is the real ‘man’s game’ around these parts, but that view was backed up by a rather unlikely source today.
If anyone needed any reminders of just how good a sport hurling is and can be, then this year’s ridiculously exciting Championship has provided them in spades.
Whether news of just how brilliant the Championship has been has reached Holland we’re not sure, but the sport itself has obviously had an impact in the Netherlands, as an article appeared in one of the country’s newspapers today complete with the title ‘Een echte Ier vind je alleen op het hurlingveld’.
While that, appropriately under the circumstances, might look like Double Dutch to you and me, a tweet from Irish Daily Mail Features Editor Leslie Ann Horgan informs us that it means ‘A real Irish man is only ever found in the hurling field’.
— Leslie Ann Horgan (@LeslieAnnHorgan) August 3, 2013
Could Holland be the first country to be annexed on hurling's quest for world domination? We shall see, but good to see that the word is spreading in any case.