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.