WATCH: Limerick's Shane Dowling on how hurling defines him and losing friends because of the game

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WATCH: Limerick's Shane Dowling on how hurling defines him and losing friends because of the game

Limerick senior hurling atar Shane Dowling

LIMERICK senior star Shane Dowling says that while hurling has defined him, there is a lot more to life than the game he loves.

Dowling also admits that he has lost friendships and relationships because of hurling in a revealing new video for Littlewoods Ireland, part of their successful GAA on-line series.

Now in their second year as GAA Hurling All-Ireland sponsor, Littlewoods Ireland’s #StyleOfPlay online series has previously featured the Cork Camogie team and Kilkenny legend Jackie Tyrrell. The series returns with an honest three-part series featuring three of the country’s top hurlers.

In this episode, Limerick’s Shane Dowling highlights how there is a lot more to life than hurling. 

“Hurling defines me but only when everything else is right because I will always make sure that everything off the pitch is right first; and I will always look after my family first and I will look after my job first and my friends first. And then hurling can define me”.

Shane continues: “Have I lost friends or have I lost relationships because of hurling? I have!”

Na Piarsaigh clubman Dowling is part of the Limerick senior hurling squad preparing for their All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Kilkenny at Semple Stadium, Thurles this Sunday, 2pm.