Hurling in popular culture

Hurling (Irish: Iománaíocht/Iomáint), the Gaelic sport, is a prominent feature in popular culture.

In film

Hurling and Hollywood have long been linked.[1] Several awards have resulted from the depiction of hurling in film, including the Palme d'Or and several Academy Award nominations:

In literature

In music

In television


  1. National University of Ireland, Galway "Recently Discovered Hurling Films Screened for First Time in Eighty Years", NUI Galway, 5 August 2010
  2. McBride, Dara. "Top 10 Irish films of the decade". Thursday, 17 December 2009.
  3. Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
  4. "Michael Cusack and James Joyce: Pair May Well Have Reshaped Modern Ireland".
  5. "Samuel Beckett—humanistic perspectives". Morris Beja, S. E. Gontarski, Pierre A. G. Astier, Ohio State University. College of Humanities.
  6. Banville, John. The Newton Letter.
  7. Tóibín, Colm. Brooklyn.
  8. Hamilton, Hugo. "Speaking to the Walls in English". "I remember a school teacher relating Irish history as a hurling match where our team was losing but won the match in the last minute. I remember my mother saying that German history was a very brutal hurling match."
  9. "Hurling fan Bruce Springsteen dedicates Glory Days to Limerick's Munster heroes". The Score. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  10. McDaniel, Xavier. "The ER Episode Where George Clooney Talks About Watching ‘Irish Hurling’", 27 March 2012.
  11. Busis, Hillary (19 December 2012). "Irish language adaptation of 'Cheers' is in development". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  12. Guinness
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