TWEETS: Stunned British reaction to ‘brutal’ ‘bonkers dangerous’ All-Ireland final

Yesterday was the perfect opportunity for us Irish to indulge in one of our favourite pastimes - feeling smug about how amazing hurling is.

Ok, truth be told, unless you’re actually from Kilkenny, the Cats winning yet another All-Ireland is about as enthralling as a dental check-up.

But then we remembered Sky Sports were showing the All-Ireland and we could look forward to an afternoon of British viewers reacting with fascination and alarm to the match in Croker.

Former Kilkenny star JJ Delaney was on hand to promote it, and also Paddy Power.

Although the BBC admitted in the build-up that it was hard to explain the sport to people from outside Ireland.

Fair play though, plenty of viewers were happy to give it a look, and most were impressed.

This viewer wasn't arguing with our beloved "fastest field game in the world" assertion.

Of course the general opinion, as always, was that hurling is crazy and those who play it even crazier.

We know it's an incredible game, and that's why we love it.

We also love people telling us how mad/dangerous/amazing it is, please continue.

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