Leinster claim wheelchair hurling honours
The National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Dublin, played host to the sixth M Donnelly GAA Wheelchair Hurling All-Ireland finals with teams from across the four provinces competing.
By the close of the day-long play, it was the Leinster team and coaches who were celebrating with the tournament trophy after beating Munster in the final to retain their title.
An annual event, the competition comprised of a blitz between teams from the four provinces, vying for the coveted title.
The concept of wheelchair hurling was devised by Kerry’s Tim Maher, who coined the idea 20 years ago while teaching in a school for children with disabilities in Baldoyle, Dublin.
Upon seeing the children playing a game involving striking a football with tennis rackets, he came up with an idea to replace the rackets with hurleys, and a revolutionary new game was born.
Since then, its popularity has soared.