Hurling play comes recommended by GAA greats

Playwright Benny McDonnell flanked by former Kilkenny hurler Eddie Keher (left) and Kilkenny manager Brian Cody (right).

Playwright Benny McDonnell flanked by former Kilkenny hurler Eddie Keher (left) and Kilkenny manager Brian Cody (right).

NO LESS a hurler than Eddie Keher has hailed Bondi Beach Boy Blue, by NUI Galway graduate Benny McDonnell, as “really capturing the hurling scene and ethos”.

It’s not only six time All-Ireland winner and 1969 winning captain Keher who has been singing the play’s praises. Brian Cody, the Kilkenny senior hurling team manager said the show is “hugely enjoyable, thought provoking, interesting, touching, and very, very real.”

Bondi Beach Boy Blue, about an injured hurler’s quest to rediscover a way back into sport, will be performed in the Town Hall Studio from Tuesday June 2 to Saturday 6.

Declan is set to become a Kilkenny hurling great but injury cuts his career short. Disillusioned, he needs a change of scene and a new direction in life. Armed with his passport Declan and friend Gary head for Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.

In a land of sun, fun, and a thousand friendly faces, 10,000 miles from home, with the Olympics coming, it is an exciting time. Declan thinks that maybe he can start again, that a sporting life is not a fantasy, but doubts assail him - what if this ends in failure as well?

For tickets contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777.

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