Pics: Some great shots from a Puc Fada competition held in the Andes Mountains in Peru on Paddy's Day 7 years ago

Pics: Some great shots from a Puc Fada competition held in the Andes Mountains in Peru on Paddy's Day

Much like Fermanagh or Fiji, we never had Peru down as a hurling stronghold, but it would appear as if the gospel is spreading.

Irish people all over the world that couldn’t make it home for Paddy’s Day sought to celebrate their heritage in whatever way they could this weekend and what better way to do just that than to stage a Puc Fada competition on one of the most recognised mountain ranges in the world.

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The folks at Wild Rovers hostels (whose brilliant homage to Brian O'Driscoll was featured on the site over the weekend) organised their own version of an event commonly staged in these parts on the Andes Mountains just outside of Cusco, Peru for Paddy’s Day and Davie Browne of Wild Rovers hostels was good enough to send us on a couple of pictures of the momentous occasion.

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No doubt there were a few locals wondering what the organisers were Incan playing a sport so unfamiliar to those parts, but judging by the first shot above, there was no shortage of hurling az-tekkers on display on the day that was in it *JOE goes to get coat*.

Thanks to Davie Browne for sending these our way