Only in Kilkenny.
Many of you will have heard it said that, to Kilkenny people, hurling is religion. The chances are, you wrote the comment off as a cliche, or a piece of hyperbole.
To anyone who happened to drive past the scene pictured below, however, this phrase has taken on a far more literal meaning.
— St Kieran's College (@KieransCollege) September 8, 2015
The tweet, which was sent out the day after Kilkenny secured their 36th All-Ireland hurling title, comes from the official twitter account of St. Kieran’s College, a secondary school situated in Kilkenny City.
To someone who is from outside the county, the photograph seems almost surreal, but it speaks volumes about the passion for the sport that exists in Kilkenny.