Diarmuid Lyng


About Diarmuid Lyng

Diarmuid, (or Gizzy as he is known in hurling circles), is a Semi-Retired Hurler, Fringe Traveller. Youth Facilitator and Fealsunacht.

After captaining the Wexford Senior Hurling Team for two years he took some time out to travel the world. It was on this trip that Diarmuid made his ‘Hurling Around the World’ video for World Sports Team (worldsportsteam.org).

Since 2011, and after working as a teacher for 6 years, Diarmuid became a youth facilitator with Soar, soar.ie. As a teacher he could see the yearning in our young people for more meaningful engagement, and Soar seeks to provide the space for exactly that to happen.

Diarmuid’s media work has included working as co presenter on Newstalk’s ‘Off The Ball’, with regular slots on TG4 aswell as writing for a variety of publications including the Irish independant and the Sunday Business Post. Read More….


My Most Recent Blog Posts




Diarmuid Lyng Irish Indo

Diarmuid Lyng talks to Cliona Foley

‘I spent my whole career thinking if I didn’t win an All-Ireland then my career was a failure. That’s how you’re taught to see it. What a destructive mode of thinking that is’ Diarmuid Lyng tells Cliona Foley how illness and travelling the world taught him true value of the game DIARMUID Lyng knew immediately, […]

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