Hurling on Sportsnet

Here’s what happened when Canadians watched THAT hurling semi-final

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It’s been widely praised as one of the greatest games of hurling of the modern era.

Galway and Tipperary met last Sunday in an epic All-Ireland semi-final, and last night, the game was broadcast by Sportsnet One across Canada.

So Canadians began watching. And tweeting.

There was the expected confusion at the outset:


And then people quickly realised they were watching a classic. Here’s how it all panned out:

10 mins

12 mins

17 mins

18 mins

23 mins

27 mins

30 mins

Half-time

36 mins

42 mins

And at last! Some love for Marty Morrissey’s commentary.

47 mins

50 mins

More love for Marty – and not a moment too soon if you ask us.

51 mins

53 mins

60 mins

61 mins onwards

No tweets of interest. Everyone was too busy watching, presumably.

Full-time

After a thrilling finale, it’s time for some analysis.

And a reply to someone who pointed out that nobody on the field got paid.

So what have we learned after all that drama?

The GAA. Nothing beats it.

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