Fitzgerald’s Hurleys, in Araglen village beyond Fermoy, hemmed in by Tipperary on one side and Waterford on the other, used the downtime to upgrade their shop. They extended the area housing their new hurleys, though they must be picked wearing plastic gloves for Covid-19 safety.
Established in 2001, Michael’s hurleys are now the most popular among the Cork panel. Seamus Harnedy, Bill Cooper and Niall O’Leary are among the Rebels who have been looked after in recent weeks.
“I’d say I was 12 years of age when I made my first hurley. I was always messing around with them.”
Alan Cadogan and Colm Spillane are among his regular inter-county customers while altering the size and weight of Daniel Kearney’s hurley in 2018 saw his scoring returns rocket.