National Forum

Best Hurley Makers

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Looking for a bit of advice people. Looking to buy the daughter a couple of good hurls for her birthday. She is just coming out of underage into senior camogie. She would prefer a lighter hurl to a heavy hurl. Any advice greatly appreciated.

kingpuck71 (Derry) - Posts: 677 - 22/09/2021 21:06:11    2382435

Link

I've always gotten quality hurls from Torpey's online store. The new bamboo ones are lighter but more expensive. Think they have a camogie line as well

TheDigger (USA) - Posts: 64 - 23/09/2021 02:45:38    2382465

Link

Replying To kingpuck71:  "Looking for a bit of advice people. Looking to buy the daughter a couple of good hurls for her birthday. She is just coming out of underage into senior camogie. She would prefer a lighter hurl to a heavy hurl. Any advice greatly appreciated."
O Connors in North Cork are good and they ll post them up to you aswell. You can tell them what you want. They won't give you any rubbish ones like bigger manufacturers do. They've a webpage

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1578 - 23/09/2021 08:17:57    2382471

Link

Use Declan Barron hurls myself and think he does as good a stick as you'll get.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1377 - 23/09/2021 11:43:25    2382505

Link

My daughters use Torpey hurleys and find them very good. Not too heavy either..

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 910 - 23/09/2021 12:17:24    2382518

Link

Replying To kingpuck71:  "Looking for a bit of advice people. Looking to buy the daughter a couple of good hurls for her birthday. She is just coming out of underage into senior camogie. She would prefer a lighter hurl to a heavy hurl. Any advice greatly appreciated."
I've always been a huge fan of Torpey Hurleys. Consistently good ash and two of the nicest people you could meet. They do a specific camogie line that are narrower amd lighter too. I've used their online service to get some bambu hurleys and its excellent.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1416 - 23/09/2021 13:14:35    2382536

Link

Never trust anybody calling a hurl a hurley..... :)

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1377 - 23/09/2021 14:09:06    2382549

Link

Replying To StoreysTash:  "Never trust anybody calling a hurl a hurley..... :)"
I agree :)

Have said before that "hurley" is baby talk, like how a dog is called a doggy, or a horse is called a horsey.

Grown-ups call them hurls.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 799 - 23/09/2021 14:55:52    2382564

Link

Wexford posters.
"Hurl' is a verb. Using a verb to describe a Noun is just wrong..

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 910 - 23/09/2021 16:46:03    2382600

Link

Replying To skillet:  "Wexford posters.
"Hurl' is a verb. Using a verb to describe a Noun is just wrong.."
Hmmm. Maybe back to English class for you. There are any number of words that can be both verb and noun.

The horse (or horsey?) is going to have to jump (verb) over the jump (noun).

The full back hit (verb) the full forward with a hefty shoulder. It was a big hit (noun).

Similarly...I'm going out now to hurl (verb) for a while with the young lad. I'll be using my hurl (noun) while I do so.

I promise (verb) that I'll say no more on this. That's my promise (noun) to you.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 799 - 23/09/2021 17:42:02    2382618

Link

As Ken Mc Grath said you Hurl with a Hurley!

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1416 - 23/09/2021 17:55:43    2382619

Link

From the GAA website:

Hurling

Hurling is a distinctly Irish field invasion game played with a stick, called a hurley, and a ball called a sliotar.

*Equipment *The stick, or "hurley" (called camán in Irish) is curved outwards at the end,



link

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1571 - 23/09/2021 18:49:03    2382625

Link

Replying To Bon:  "As Ken Mc Grath said you Hurl with a Hurley!"
A Munster thing Bon!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3514 - 23/09/2021 19:03:15    2382628

Link

Replying To Pikeman96:  "Hmmm. Maybe back to English class for you. There are any number of words that can be both verb and noun.

The horse (or horsey?) is going to have to jump (verb) over the jump (noun).

The full back hit (verb) the full forward with a hefty shoulder. It was a big hit (noun).

Similarly...I'm going out now to hurl (verb) for a while with the young lad. I'll be using my hurl (noun) while I do so.

I promise (verb) that I'll say no more on this. That's my promise (noun) to you."
My head hurt after reading that but We won't hurl insults at one another over it anyway:)

I'll accept that in Wexford its perfectly acceptable to hurl with a hurl while hurling...

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 910 - 23/09/2021 19:19:51    2382632

Link

Replying To skillet:  "My head hurt after reading that but We won't hurl insults at one another over it anyway:)

I'll accept that in Wexford its perfectly acceptable to hurl with a hurl while hurling..."
I think it's time we left it so all right :)

If nothing else, that poor Derry man who just wanted to buy hurls/hurleys for his daughter must be sick of seeing new posts appear here that are nothing to do with what he asked.

Then again, he was the one who started it.

"Hurleys" indeed. Hmmph!!! :)

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 799 - 23/09/2021 21:47:43    2382655

Link

It's called a "hurl" in Connacht (Galway) and Leinster and a "hurley" in Munster. I think we can live with the difference

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1626 - 23/09/2021 21:54:50    2382657

Link

Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "It's called a "hurl" in Connacht (Galway) and Leinster and a "hurley" in Munster. I think we can live with the difference"
What about Ulster?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1571 - 23/09/2021 22:13:10    2382660

Link

Replying To Pikeman96:  "I think it's time we left it so all right :)

If nothing else, that poor Derry man who just wanted to buy hurls/hurleys for his daughter must be sick of seeing new posts appear here that are nothing to do with what he asked.

Then again, he was the one who started it.

"Hurleys" indeed. Hmmph!!! :)"
If you note I used Hurley in the thread title and Hurl in the post. Keeping everyone happy. One thing is for sure. You Wexford men get uptight about the slightest things.

kingpuck71 (Derry) - Posts: 677 - 24/09/2021 00:46:46    2382682

Link

Replying To kingpuck71:  "If you note I used Hurley in the thread title and Hurl in the post. Keeping everyone happy. One thing is for sure. You Wexford men get uptight about the slightest things."
It's like the lidl advert on the radio sure;-)

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3514 - 24/09/2021 09:58:44    2382699

Link

Replying To kingpuck71:  "Looking for a bit of advice people. Looking to buy the daughter a couple of good hurls for her birthday. She is just coming out of underage into senior camogie. She would prefer a lighter hurl to a heavy hurl. Any advice greatly appreciated."
I finished playing hurling in 2012 so I'll admit I'm out of it a while, Hurleys I used down my direction, I would stay away from Torpey I don't get the hype about them, I drove out to his workshop and he gave me 2 heavy lumps of ****, I just used them for training when I was coached by Tom Ryan he said "he wouldn't use them to keep calves back from buckets and take them home and use them to start the fire".

O'Connor's in Newtownshandrum make a good hurley and you get a good strike of a ball off them but I always felt they break too easy.

I used a couple others hurleys that my club would have provided but the best hurleys I have used are Ed Shanahan's in Clarina and he would make hurleys for alot of the Limerick hurlers too, he would cut out and sand the hurley in front of you and won't let you out of his workshop until you are 100% happy with them, I always found it easier to control the ball and got a good strike off them too, but I doubt you'll be coming down from Derry to Limerick for a couple of hurleys.

The Scullion hurleys in Antrim have a good reputation but I can't say I have used 1.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 1038 - 24/09/2021 10:35:59    2382712

Link