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Eoin Gavin Hurleys

Genuine handcrafted customised hurleys

Hurley Repairs

About Us

Hurleys are made from ash, the base of the tree near the root is the only part used for making hurls the rest of the tree is usually quality hardwood for commercial use. No matter how well crafted the hurley is, a hurler can use several hurleys over the course of the hurling season. Two hurleys colliding is colloquially known as "the clash of the ash", a poetic description that has come to be used as a romantic or poetic synonym for the game itself. Some hurleys can be repaired by a method called "splicing". A plank toe is used to splice in a new piece of ash glued in to replace a broken or cracked section of the hurl and reshaped back to the original form.

Eoin is a qualified carpenter / joiner and can make and repair hurls from size 18" first hurls right up to 36" for senior hurlers and camogie players and everything in between.
When selecting a hurley, choosing the correct size is very important as a hurley that is the incorrect length can be difficult to swing correctly. A correctly sized hurley should be just touching the ground when gripped at the top and held parallel to the player's leg with their arms relaxed.
At Eoin Gavin Hurleys we can assist you in customising your hurley and fit according to your needs at our workshop in The Rower.


Measure Up For Correct Hurley Size

Length and weight of hurley have a tremendous effect on the player. The traditional method of gauging the length matched it to a player’s hip. This has proved inaccurate and unsuitable since two players of the same height can have a difference of 4″ or 10 centimetres in hip height.

Children and beginners are inclined to go for a longer hurley. The perception being that “the longer the hurley the longer the puck.” The truth is quite the opposite. “Long equals no puck”. Correct length and weight are more important than previously thought. Top players now use hurleys 3 inches shorter than their counterparts of the 1960s and 1970s. Time and space are very much reduced and tackling skills have improved. Opportunities are lost in a split second if the hurley is not completely manoeuvrable. The game is faster and there are less man to man contests of strength. The hurley that suited those clashes has no bearing on today’s game.

Young children’s wrists and arms are light and fragile. They can only use hurleys that are light and short.

How to Measure a Hurley

To assess the correct length, a child should stand straight, shoulders square, with hands held loosely by the side. Place the bas on the ground by the child’s side. Place your finger horizontally just underneath the grip as shown in the picture. With the correct size, your finger should align with/touch the child’s wrist bone.

If the child can use the hurley like a wand with one hand, it is about the right weight.


For further details on types of hurleys available, pricing, accessories and repairs please see contact details below.


All our hurleys are custom made and can be cut in any style and weight.

Hurley Size

Preferred Weight

Hurley Repairs

Please contact us using the form below for details on hurley repairs, splicing etc.

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For overseas orders or bulk orders, drop us a line and we will see if we can organise some sort of discount.


Choose from yellow/black, red/white, green/black, peach/black, white/black, black/white, black/yellow, blue/white, blue/gold, pink/black, black/purple, black/gold.



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Call or email to arrange an appointment at our workshop

Phone: 086 378 9664