Team Car Flag Ireland
Team Car Flag Ireland were the first to introduce car flags to Ireland in 1997. Since then our company has expanded producing not just car flags but all types of flags, banners and bunting for various different sporting and corporate events. We are licensed by Croke Park to produce official county crested flags. We also do licensed products for Munster Rugby, Leinster Rugby & Connacht Rugby. Clubs also form a large part of our business as we can cater for their individual needs. We have a large quantity of club colours in stock. We also personalize flags with club crests. 353-61-393231.
Daly's Hurleys - The Art of Hurley Making
Paddy Daly R.I.P. of Pallaskenry started making hurleys by hand in the late 1930’s. The traditional craft involved a great deal of laborious effort from the felling of the ash tree to the demanding task of cutting out the hurleys by hand. Even with the help of his eight strong family, Paddy found that he was not able to meet the growing demand for hurleys.
In the early eighties, Paddy’s son DJ decided to build a new factory and install modern equipment to develop the hurley making business, with assistance from Shannon Development under its small industry programme. This enabled the business to turn out 100 hurleys a day through combining the use of modern cutting, shaping and sanding equipment with the traditional skills which he learned from his late father.
Daly’s now product 15 different sizes ranging from 16” right up to 36”. Although most of the productions work is done by machinery, they still insist that the finishing touches to all their hurleys are applied by hand. An exception is made for goalkeepers, all goalie hurleys are entirely hand made.
DJ also has strong ties with the GAA outside of his involvement in the hurley making business. He played minor, under 21, junior and senior football for Limerick and also captained Askeaton to win the County Senior Football title in 1972. He was also Chairman of his local club, Pallaskenry, for 9 years.
In 2010, the third generation of Daly’s – Pádraig Daly, DJ’s son, launched Daly Champion Hurleys Ltd. Which incorporates the Champion brand of hurleys, sliotars, footballs, hurling grips and a wide range of sporting accessories. We welcome any queries from individuals or clubs, just give us a call at +353 61 393231