Richie Ho Ho Hogan leads's festive hurling XV

Warning: We’ve saved up all our puns for this one article.

AFTER BRINGING YOU Festive Footballers in 2012, and Christmas sportspeople last year, we thought it was about time we turned our pun-making machine in the direction of Gaelic games.

With that in mind, here is our selection of the most festive 15 players to ever grasp a hurley. We’ve played a bit fast and lose with some positions and, indeed, the English language, but it’s Christmas so you’re legally obliged to forgive us.

If you’ve any suggestions of players who should have made the cut let us know in the comment section below.

1. Donal Egg nÓg Cusack

Source: INPHO/Billy Stickland/

2. Kieran Joyce To The World

3. First Noel Connors 

4. Paddy Stableton

5. Christmas Joyce

6. Liam Last Minute Rushe To Get The Christmas Shopping Finished

Source: INPHO/Cathal Noonan/

7.  Joey It’ll-Be-Lonely-This-Christmas-Without-You-To-Holden

8. Richie Ho Ho Hogan

Source: INPHO/James Crombie/

9. Austin Gleeson Of God

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10. TJ Wreath

11. Eoin Lark-The-Herald-Angels-Sing-In

12. John ‘Baubles’ O’Dwyer

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO/

13. Joe Candy Canning

14. St. Nicholas English

15. Santy Ó hAilpín

Source: INPHO/Patrick Bolger/

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