They are coming - hurlers from Denmark!

THE adventurous spirit of a Kilkenny man has helped spread the hurling gospel in Europe, and through his efforts and those of his friends, the European Union has got in on the act, writes John Knox.

THE adventurous spirit of a Kilkenny man has helped spread the hurling gospel in Europe, and through his efforts and those of his friends, the European Union has got in on the act, writes John Knox.

This weekend the young would be hurlers from Denmark, Norway, France and England will head to Ireland where they will play in an international tournament and enjoy a three-day training camp.

And they will do so with the blessing and financial backing of the EU.

“Everyone is looking forward to the venture with great enthusiasm,” insisted Kilkenny man, Paul Reddy, from Graignamanagh, who introduced hurling to his school in Denmark and created something of a stir nationally.

The story of the youngsters in Denmark playing this traditional Irish game of hurling was broken by the ’People.

It quickly made national headlines in Denmark and the story was featured on newspapers and television.

See Kilkenny People this week.