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Pictured are the Darmstadt hurlers who were runners-up in the European Hurling Shield Final. 
Pictured are the Darmstadt hurlers who were runners-up in the European Hurling Shield Final. 

WATCH: European Hurling and Camogie Finals take place in Dresden


The European Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Dresden, Germany last weekend with over 250 players and 20 teams from all across Europe taking part.

Those numbers testify to the growing popularity of Gaelic Games on continental Europe, as does the fact that so many teams were made up predominantly of native players rather than Irish ex-pats.

The experience of Peter Dubina, who speaks in the video below, is typical of how people from other countries have come to embrace gaelic games.

The former ice-hockey player has joined up with the newest team formed in Europe, the Prague Hibernians, who are mainly non-Irish players, and has already fallen in love with the game.