Heffernan hurleys Clare/Tipperary/Limerick 

Hello, we are Heffernan hurley makers. Our family business has been making and repairing hurleys since 2007. We are based in shanaway Road in ennis County clare.  Our hurleys are crafted from high quality ash roots, sourced locally in Clare and Tipperary.  We are proud to support the local economy and mainly sell to clubs in in the Mid West. 

We hold a large stock of hurleys with a wide variety of sizes and we also make hurleys to order, so we can meet your needs at any time and at short notice.  Depending on your requirements we do regular bas, senior bas, and goalie hurleys. Hurleys are only banded on request.

Prices and Sizes of the Hurleys we make

Size - 14inch - 22inch - Price of hurleys €15 - Postage €5 all across Ireland

Size - 23inch - 26inch - Price of hurleys €20 - Postage €5 all across Ireland

Size - 27inch - 30inch - Price of hurleys €30- Postage €5 all across Ireland

Size - 31inch - 35inch - Price of hurleys €35 - Postage €5 all across Ireland

No matter how well crafted the hurley is, a hurler may well expect to use several hurleys over the course of the hurling season.The hurleys often break if two collide in the course of a game, or occasionally they break off on the other player (arms, legs, etc. Two hurleys colliding is colloquially known as "the clash of the ash. Some hurleys can be repaired by a method called splicing, this method involves cutting a bas shaped piece from another broken hurley and fixing it to the broken bas by way of glue and nails, the two piece bas is then banded ("hooped") and sanded.

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of our hurleys, you can get in touch with us by calling 086 1572013, or visit our workshop if you would like to purchase any of our products

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Information about hurleys and what they are used for

A hurley is a wooden stick measuring between 36 and 100 cm (14 to 40 inches) long with a flattened, curved end (called the bas), they are used to hit a sliotar (leather ball) in the Irish sport of hurling. They are also used in camogie, the female equivalent of hurling, and their hurley is often called a camogie stick.

Hurleys are mostly made from ash wood, the wood is taking from the base of the tree near the root, which is usually the only part used. The ash wood is usually purchased from local craftsmen in Ireland who still use traditional production methods. Why ash timber is used for making hurleys is because its strong and flexible with a good capacity for shock absorbency, this is the main reason ash has been traditionally used in Ireland for the production of hurleys.

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic Irish origin, played by men, the equivalent version played by women is called camogie. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players which are 15 on each side, it also includes substitutes. Hurling first began in the prehistoric origin. Senior inter-county matches last 70 minutes (35 minutes per half). All other matches last 60 minutes (30 minutes per half). For teams Under-13 and lower, games may be shortened to 50 minutes. Timekeeping is at the discretion of the referee who adds on stoppage time at the end of each half.

If you would like anymore information on any of our products we provide, Please don't hesitate to call us on 086 1572013 or email us at jamie.heffernan@hotmail.com If you would like to purchase any of our products go to our store https://www.nakoo.net/shop/heffernanhurleys

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interesting facts about hurling

The fastest and oldest field game known to man, hurling is a distinctively Irish sport with a 3,000-year history. References to hurling in Ireland can be found in laws passed as early as the 5th century, and to this day, its matches are among the country's most highly attended.

Hurleys in the 1970s were used made from plastic (Wavin). These were more likely to cause injury, those of you who used them will remember the sting off them on a cold day. They were phased out fairly quickly.

Hurling is the fastest field sport in the world and faster then a hurricane, so If you are thinking about a career in hurling, fast reaction and decision-making are essential. One of the facts about hurling is that the ball is hit at speeds of up to 100 mph, that’s about one-and-a-half times as fast as a baseball and one-and-one-third times as fast as a hurricane

Hurling is thought to have come to Ireland with the Celts, the earliest references going back as far as 1200 BCE. 

The first-ever player is believed to be a guy nicknamed Chulainn who used a hurl and sliotar to defeat a vicious hound.

Hurling is said to have been played in ancient times by teams representing neighbouring villages, involving hundreds of players and possibly lasting up to several days.

If you are interested in purchasing any of our hurleys or other products, please call us on 086 1572013 or email us at jamie.heffernan@gmail.com you can also go to our Onlineshop  to purchase any of our products.

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