They are like two controversialists hurling
words at one another.
He was very savage indeed; but his despoilers were well out of his reach, and after hurling
a few taunts and missiles at him they swung away through the trees, fiercely reviling him.
It was the one little opening that Dak Kova needed, and hurling
himself at the body of his adversary he buried his single mighty tusk in Bar Comas' groin and with a last powerful effort ripped the young jeddak wide open the full length of his body, the great tusk finally wedging in the bones of Bar Comas' jaw.
Twenty paces behind the lioness stood the great ape, bellowing instructions to the boy and hurling
taunts at the lioness in an evident effort to attract her attention from the lad while he gained the shelter of a near-by tree.
star Ollie Canning will have to dip into his collection of hurleys for today's All-Ireland final.
The remaining Wexford-Galway and Dublin-Tipperary hurling
quarter-finals will take place this weekend, the latter forming a doubleheader with the Dublin-Monaghan football tie at Croke Park on Sunday.
The hybrid game combines elements of hurling
and shinty, a traditional highland game in Scotland similar to hurling
DUAL players in Tipperary choosing hurling
over football is hardly a new phenomenon, though a slightly different trend has emerged under Michael Ryan.
The former Deise hurling
star quit Justin McCarthy's set-up in 2003 to take over as player-coach with the county football team.
Yesterday, the Master Fixture List for 2018 was published and following decisions at Congress in February and Special Congress in September, the hurling
and football Championships take on a very different complexion with both competitions containing a round robin format.
The issue of dual status has already ripped the county in two and could become a problem again with Conor Fitzgerald and Stephen Lucey at the centre of another hurling
versus football tug of war.
LAOIS forward Neil Foyle believes knocking Dublin out of the hurling
Championship would be another massive step in the right direction for the O'Moore men.