04 January, 2011

US soldiers watch a game of hurling on TV; liked what they saw and have now introduced the game to some 30 million plus Americans!

Monday, Jan 3rd, 2011 proved to be a memorable day for the sport of hurling and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) as the US National Guard soldiers of the Barley House Wolves hurling club from Concord, New Hampshire, appeared on TV screens across America, around the world and via the Internet, talking about their new-found passion for hurling.
The ‘Wolves story is truly unique in that they first discovered the ancient sport in 2005 while returning through Shannon Airport after a years deployment in Iraq.  The unit viewed hurling on an airport TV; liked what they saw and thought the game would be good for their unit. Since that time, while playing in the growing Junior C grade in the New Hampshire region, the ‘Wolves have become passionate about hurling and have competed at the US National Championships.
The Barley House Wolves recently peaked the interest of their colleagues in the military and were approached by the US TV channel,  The Pentagon Channel (tPC) for an exclusive half hour special on the unit and their love for hurling. The interview featured on the Pentagon Channel last night and can be viewed on www.pentagonchannel.mil featured in the videos for January, archived in RECON.

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