Article from Jamaica Gleaner re Tipperary and Usain Bolt

Bolt hurls with the Irish in Trelawny

Published: Monday | January 10, 2011 3 Comments and 0 Reactions

Eoin Kelly (left), captain of the Irish hurling team Tipperary, the All-Ireland senior hurling champion, and Digicel CEO Mark Linehan (right) give athletics superstar Usain Bolt a lesson on the game at Chukka Good Hope in Trelawny on Saturday. – Photo by Richard Morais

The Irish hurling championship team, Tipperary, came calling on Jamaica and met up with the world’s fastest human being, Usain Bolt, on the weekend.

The matchup, courtesy of telecommunications firm Digicel, was made at Chukka at Good Hope in Trelawny, the parish’s newest tourism attraction.

Bolt was given a lesson in hurling, described as the world’s fastest field team sport in terms of game play.

The 100- and 200-metre world-record holder was presented with hurling gear – the stick and ball called the hurley and sliotar – by team manager Liam Sheedy and captain Eoin Kelly.

Hurling is an outdoor team sport of ancient Gaelic origin believed to be in existence for at least 3,000 years.

– Richard Morais

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