This is Joan Galwey’s bright idea for Kilkenny.

Our "Give up your oul Hurls" drive has already gathered almost 100 hurls for recycling and reusing.


Hurleys are our clubs biggest single expense.

Yet everybody has old, once-loved hurls at home. We asked our members to donate their old hurls to us. We provided a stand in our club kitchen and it is packed with hurls for recycling.


Everybody who sees it says it is a marvellous idea and they have some more at home for us. This bright idea will transform our finances and our attitude to old ash! Why knock a tree when you can get the old ash to clash again.

Our vibrant, energetic camogie club has over 200 active members, O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie Club. We strive to provide an enjoyable, affordable, inclusive sporting opportunity for all girls in our community. In the past year we started to run a coffee shop at training.

This encourages parents to stay and chat, provides a focal point for information and helps pay the bills. We also visited local schools, organised a Rise ‘n’ Run fundraiser and held a “Bring a Friend to Training” week.

We are always looking for new ways to benefit our club and community. Help us promote a culture of innovative recycling in a tangible visible scheme.