Wednesday, March 21, 2012

[322] 'MTSU Magazine" Releases Wolfhounds for St. Patrick's Day

Editors and Reporters Note: If you’re tired of clichéd green beer stories, here’s a St. Patrick’s Day item you can sink your teeth into—the only hurling club in the state of Tennessee. And it has nothing to do with the aftermath of drinking green beer. Photos are courtesy of the MT Hurling Club.

FOR RELEASE: March 14, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081; Drew Ruble, 615-494-7756

College Students Practice Classic Irish Game for Heritage, Thrills, Comraderie

MURFREESBORO—The MT Hurling Club, known as the Wolfhounds, will demonstrate the cherished Irish sport of hurling when they play the Lads of Lexington on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, in Lexington, Ky.

A frenetic mixture of field hockey, soccer, baseball and lacrosse skills, hurling combines 21st century whiplash speed with the centuries-old daring of its ancient Irish practitioners.

The MT Hurling Club, which was formed by Middle Tennessee State University students, is the only hurling club in the state of Tennessee. And the only place to find out more about it is by reading Gina Logue’s story in the latest edition of

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