11th October 2011
Could you be Ireland's fastest hurler?
The GAA Museum in association with Heritage Hurleys are running a competition to find Ireland's fastest hurler. The competition is open to all and is available to play in the interactive zone of the GAA museum. Each month the fastest hurler will receive a souvenir hurl from the wide range of 26” hurleys available from Heritage Hurleys. You will also be able to compare yourself to some of the top inter-county players and see how you measure up.
The speed of the sliotar will be measured on a computer by the velocity at which it hits a sensored screen. This will then be changed into kilometres per hour so you can measure up to the competition. The current high-score is held by Kilkenny county hurler Willie’ O Dwyer from Mullinavat GAA club. His score of 159 km/ph is one that has yet to be beaten and would match that of Cú Chulainn himself. For the top inter-county players scores see the table below.
For more information on how to enter our competition, last months winner and to view the top 20 inter county players hurling speeds click on link below: