My personal favourite hurling venue is Thurles. There's nothing quiet like walking into the terrace in Semple Stadium and looking down onto the pitch to see your favourite players warm up. Then looking around you and seeing the people there that are just as excited as you are to see what's about to unfold. All troubles are left behind as the teams take to the pitch to prepare to sing a rendition of "Amhrán Na Bhfiann"(which is always sung out of tune!!) followed by the big game itself as the teams represent their counties as best they can.
One of the greatest things about hurling is it's unique ability to unite people of all ages, race, culture and religion. People don't care who or what you are. They see you share an interest and that's it. Even though two people from two different counties may fight while the game is on , as soon as it's over there's a shake of hands and all is forgotten showing the respect that's there between each county.
Currently there are so many hurling legends you couldn't even begin to mention them all. From the historic Henry Shefflin winning nine All Ireland medals to the incredible John Mullane who in my opinion is the best player to ever enter a hurling field. But no matter who the player, where the venue or who the spectator's are, hurling has and always will be the best, fastest and most enjoyable sport I will ever see. (Especially while Maurice Shanahan is playing!!!)