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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."
Ah, am just having a bit of fun here. We're flexible about it too, when needs be.

So much so that another of the leading makers here in Wexford actually has "hurleys" rather than "hurls" in his website URL and on his web pages. Must be to try pick up sales from Munster men who are more uptight than we are, and who'd refuse to buy a "hurl" rather than a "hurley". But go in to talk to him, and he'll use the world "hurl" all right.

Then again, maybe he'd say "hurley" if a Munster man went in. Know your audience, and all that!

He's at https://www.brianwalshhurleysandsports.ie/

He's the one of choice for many of the lads in my own club, and I know that a fair few inter-county players with Wexford and other counties use him too.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 756 - 24/09/2021 13:21:49    2382744

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Ah camán people....can ye not agree to disagree?

Young lad uses a Torpey. I am out of my comfort zone with small ball.

Gator (Monaghan) - Posts: 217 - 24/09/2021 15:43:51    2382769

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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."
Kingpuck if i was you i'd stay away from any serious issues, you damn near started WWIII over Hurl/Hurley. The main thing though, did you get a satisfactory answer to your question?

cluichethar (Mayo) - Posts: 357 - 24/09/2021 16:11:10    2382771

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "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."
haha i fully agree with you. To my amazement some don't!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3122 - 01/10/2021 12:55:10    2383951

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Replying To tiobraid:  "haha i fully agree with you. To my amazement some don't!"
The GAA official website calls them 'hurleys', but what would they know.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1500 - 02/10/2021 18:48:16    2384184

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Hurls vs hurleys. Why does anyone even care about this stupid debate?
We're using peoples preferred pronouns these days for crying out loud, surely to God we're not going to fall out over hurls vs hurleys.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 949 - 02/10/2021 19:37:17    2384188

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "The GAA official website calls them 'hurleys', but what would they know."
Must have been a Munster person who wrote that. Pity they didn't get somebody to proof read. :)

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 756 - 02/10/2021 20:16:53    2384191

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Replying To TheDigger:  "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"
Willie Bulfins. handmade no lathes, beautifully made and durable.

churchill (Cork) - Posts: 4 - 18/11/2021 09:50:42    2389814

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Higgins Hurls in Galway is top quality. Check out his instagram at H Sports. Excellent quality ash and an expert at copying different styles as per the request. Personally use Canning's shape but their ash is poor quality (imported). Cannings style and Higgins ash is my preference anyway!

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 84 - 18/11/2021 10:26:54    2389821

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Jordan hurls were great.
McKenna Hurls form Clare.
Showing my age now - Neary Hurls from Kilkenny

Blitzkrig (Fermanagh) - Posts: 25 - 18/11/2021 10:33:07    2389825

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