Irish ´Hurling´ in Buenos Aires profiled on Irish TV

byrnepaulj

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In the run up to St. Patrick´s day Ireland´s national channel; RTE are running a feature about Irish people ´flying the flag´ in some more atypical locations around the world.

One of the 5 profiles is about an Irish guy living in Buenos Aires who is teaching hurling, which is Ireland´s national and most popular sport. (by hurling I am not talking about what a lot of people are going to be doing after ´el día de la cerveza´ on Wednesday)

Give it a look here http://www.rte.ie/news/globalirish/ and well as the producer of the piece would be delighted for any votes...if you do think its the most interesting profile among the 6.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Paul
 

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I went to Ireland for two weeks just before I moved to Buenos Aires. Soon after the move, I watched Ireland's 2nd teamers play the Pumas en estadio Velez. But I've never seen Hurling live. That would be fun to check out sometime.

PS- I voted for the video. ;)
 

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You missed out on the Hurling All Stars when they were here in December, they played a relatively competitive Hurling game out at the Hurlingham Club, and had a great time in BsAs while they were here.
 

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Great story. He needs another 3,000 votes to be in the running, some serious votage for the paddy in Peking.
 

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Hey Liam,

thanks for that.

I have a few shots from the All stars visit in the RTE profile and now the plan they are hoping for is to take a group of the kids to play a match during the half time at an All-Ireland final.

Actually got a really nice interview recorded with Sean Og O´hAlpin during the trip talking about what it meant to him to visit Argentina, was really interesting and I must put it online sometime.

best,

Paul

http://www.paulbyrne.com
 

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It sure was a good day out at the Club. I used to work with Alan McCrabbe's sister, and in fact my son used to date another one of the McCrabbe girls, so had a good chat with him - and heard the tales about the trips to the Kilkenny from the lads :) (You can edit that bit out!).....

If RTE are ever looking for a piece on those of us who took the Government Incentivised Career Break, and where they all went, then let me know! I'm one!

Votes have been cast - Lets spread the word :)
 
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