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Record-breaking hurling match at LIT

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 11:41am
Record-breaking hurling match at LIT

Chinazo John Nnaya of Nigeria and Manjinder Manes of India tackle Professor President of LIT Vincent Cunnane. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Record-breaking hurling match at LIT

Chinazo John Nnaya of Nigeria and Manjinder Manes of India tackle Professor President of LIT Vincent Cunnane. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Limerick Institute of Technology set the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities ever to play in a hurling match. More than 100 international players made up of at least 31 nationalities took part in the historic game which set the Guinness World Record for the Most Nationalities Participating in a Game of Hurling.

 

Just before 3.30pm the record was set when 30 players from 30 different nationalities played more than 10 minutes of hurling, meeting the record’s requirement. In total 31 different nationalities were officially registered for the game. This historic game was organised by students of the BA in Business Studies with Sports Management as part of their studies.

 

Kevin Fitzgerald Event Co-Ordinator and Sports Management Student at LIT said: “Inspired by Limerick’s victory in the All Ireland Hurling Final, the Sports Management Students were determined to keep the hurling euphoria alive and introduce this uniquely Irish game to international students and sport enthusiasts. We achieved that here today.”

 

The world record attempt was monitored by international auditing firm EY, who validated the counting procedure. Guinness World Record is expected to ratify the record for the Most Nationalities Participating in a Game of Hurling in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

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