Our Hurling Stars- Cathal Freeman & Shane Boland

County Mayo is a county best known for being football mad with an army full of passionate fans.

Whilst many people associate Mayo with football we tend to forget about the brilliant Hurlers we have.
In todays post ill be talking about Mayo’s hirling stars that are Cathal Freeman and Shane Boland.
Firstly I’d like to congratulate both Cathal and Shane on the fantastic achievement on making it on the Champions 15 team for 2020 , an excellent achievement for such deserving players.
Both Freeman and Boland have been tremendous leaders in bringing more light to hurling in Mayo.
Throughout Mayo and Toreen history in years to come the surname Boland will be cemented as one we won’t forget.
Whilst younger brother Fergal is starting out with a football, it was only fitting to have a Boland starting out in hurling.
With an impressive cv so far in the green and red it was no surprise to me to hear Shane Boland was a name on the Champions 15 team for 2020.
Being Mayo’s top scorer during the season and a Nicky Rackard Cup under his belt, there’s no doubt Boland will be an inspiration and motivator for any young Mayo enthusiast to do something different for a change and pick up a hurl and a sliotar.
I’m looking forward to seeing how Boland will perform in the coming seasons and hoping we will see more success for Mayo and Toreen hurling for years to come.
As well as being a great ambassador for Mayo and Toreen hurling, Cathal Freeman has been a great fundraiser for HSE and the Irish Cancer Society.
The medical student raised and incredible €40,000.
Freeman has also been one of the main men in both Mayo and Toreen hurling.
Although Freeman has history with Mayo football the Toreen man is a perfect leading man in shining more light to the incredible talented Hurlers in Mayo.
When sport resumes I look forward to seeing more recognition given to the hurling scene in Mayo.
Cathal and Shane are perfect examples of how you can change the game with hard work, dedication and passion for what you love.
I’ve no doubt these two men have inspired a county that are well capable of competing for the Niky Rackard Cup, Christy Ring or Lory Meagher Cup and hopeful bring more appreciation and recognition for hurling in Mayo.
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Chloe Lynch

I'm Chloe Lynch a GAA journalist from County Mayo.
I've been writing for over a year, some of you might know me best as The Girl That Writes About Mayo GAA.
My main goal while writing is to give back to the players within the GAA.
I have had my work read by members of the Mayo panel.
I hope you enjoy this blog as I share my passion for GAA with you.

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