Hurling may be the only thing on Limerick midfielder Cian Lynch’s mind but he wouldn’t be able to do it without his strong Faith in God. The 22-year-old is a teetotaller and a devout Catholic, attending mass on a weekly basis at his home in Patrickswell.
Speaking to thejournal.ie this week, Lynch [pictured] said his Faith was passed on to him by his parents, and it helps him prepare for the highs and the lows of hurling.
“There are six of us in my family, my father and mother brought us to Mass every Sunday. If it was a feast day, we’d be in Mass to celebrate it or we might say a few prayers. But every Sunday, I’d be down for Mass.”
He added that his Faith brings some structure to his life, and whether his team wins or loses, he says a few prayers or goes to Mass to bring him to “level ground”.
“Our local parish priests, Frs Michael Cussen and Eamon Fitzgibbon – they’re A1, they’d be down at the house once a week to call in, to make sure we’re all going well. They’re mad about the hurling too.”