By James Considine (James is a transition year student)
Below is a table containing the sizes of the senior hurling championship venues. The venues in green are where the games in the round-robin Leinster championship were played. It includes a venue outside the province. The final was played in Croke Park. The venues in blue are where the games in the Munster championship were played. Corrigan Park and Austin Stacks Park are where the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals were played.
The field sizes for Munster and Leinster games are taken from Wikipedia and the Hogan Stand website. No field sizes were given for Corrigan Park and Austin Stacks Park. To get these field sizes Google Earth was used. The picture below illustrates how this was done.
Google Earth also allows us to determine the direction in which the field runs. Corrigan Park runs North-South. The five venues for the Munster championship run mostly West-East with small deviations. This is illustrated below. This can cause the setting sun to impair the players vision. The prevailing wind is from the south-west and most likely to affect Walsh Park and Pairc ui Chaoimh.
The fields for the Leinster hurling championship have different orientations in comparison to the Munster venues. This is illustrated below.
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