This year we have had an amazing Hurling Championship. At the beginning of this month a new joint GAA/GPA initiative -Freestyle Hurling was launched. The aim is to help promote the game of hurling across the world using modern media to showcase the skills of the game.
Freestyle Hurling is the art of expressing yourself with a Hurley and sliotar while performing skills and trick shots using any part of the body. The challenge is simple: pick up your hurley and show the world what you can do by posting your very own â€˜Freestyle Hurlingâ€™ videos online. More information on how to enter the competition can be found at www.gaa.ie/freestylehurling
There are two main videos on the Official GAA YouTube channel to explain the concept in more detail. Freestyle Hurling videos have been viewed 100,000 times.
Video 1: Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aodJfGx1Sk
Video 2: Â http://y2u.be/C1Q6FYUkZSU
Entries from around the country have been received and one of the entries has been viewed over 25,000 times online.
The three finalists of the competition as judged by a panel will have the unique opportunity to appear at half time at the All-Ireland Hurling Final day on September 8 and the overall winner will secure a place on the All-Stars trip to China later in the year.
The competition closes on August 31. GOOD LUCK