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THE HURLER 2012 |

KILDARE HURLING 2012: THE STORIES OF THE YEAR

Stories from the season

Kildare took home a National League title and a Leinster championship in 2012 while Confey and Maynooth lit up the club scene in October

1000-WORDS WORTH

Emotions are never far from the surface when players take to the field and this collection of images vividly portrays the best of what hurling and sport has to offer, clockwise from top left, Kevin and Colm Chan embrace after winning the SHC Final; Mick Purcell is carried off with the cup after Kildare U21s win the Leinster championship; Martin Fitzgerald celebrates Kildare’s NHL victory; Shane Barry walks off the field a happy man after captaining Maynooth to a second successive IHC title; while Celbridge huddle before the start of their All-Ireland under-14 Feile final at Croke Park

GRASSROOTS GRASSROOTS

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10 CELBRIDGE An epic journey on the road to Croker

39 FINAL WHISTLE Fergus Devereaux calls time on his reffing career

32 YOUNG GUNS Bord na nOg report

40 OVER AND OUT Results of the year

33 SCHOOLS SUCCESS Clane crowned Leinster champions after replay

42 WINNERS ENCLOSURE County champions 2012

38 GAMES DEVELOPMENT Coaching and underage development in Kildare


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