Kicking Back, Irish Style
"Irish culture is based on song, dance and enjoyment. That's why we invented beer and whiskey," Conlon said with a smile.
Conlon, who moved here from Ireland 12 years ago, stood in a booth and shared his love of a sport developed as a way to train young men how to fight: hurling.
At North Central High School, a hurling club has been formed. There, Max Haberstadt and Alex Chesterfield, both 17, were intrigued by an invitation to play hurling, they said.
It's a great sport where you can go out there and make some contact, they said.
And how did they get invited?
"Someone said one day, 'Do you want to hurl?' " Haberstadt said.