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Ingrained with tradition

Torpey has built its traditions in the sport of hurling through grassroots development and involvement in the community. Hurling is a sport of the community with the key focus of every club being sustainable for the future. Torpey is built on the same principles with a major focus on learning from the past and planning for the future. Torpey is an established business since 1981 and is now in its’ third generation of master craftsmen.

Learning and development from the past has led Torpey to become successful in the current day and into the future. John Torpey was heavily involved with people on a personal level which helped him to understand people. This tradition is forefront in Torpey’s development of new products and innovations where the people of the community have a central involvement in their final product choice.

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Research & Development

We are committed to investing in R&D to ensure our customers receive the best products possible. For us, this includes vast internal research and development time, collaborations with Universities and Institutes and involvement with design specialists to improve our product and service innovations.

We have developed collaborations with external companies to improve our manufacturing capabilities and incorporate true engineering and innovation into our hurley products. Our product testing and verification procedures come from leading sports technology companies and universities. We also collaborate with specialised design houses to ensure our products are functional, aesthetic and meet the needs of players. Learn more by exploring our innovative hurling products.

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Our products have performed consistently high at all levels of the GAA and have been uniquely designed for all players — whether it’s your first match or an All-Ireland Final. As a company, Torpey is unique in the sporting goods sector, with a historical background in the sport of hurling and the art of hurley manufacture like few others. We have continued to adapt our hurley designs to meet the demands of the modern player.

Player performance and enhancement of the sport of hurling is at the heart of everything we do. Our products are designed to enhance skill level and promote player development at every age — from beginner to inter-county star, with many legends of the game choose a Torpey hurley every time. Join our peak performance athletes in using Torpey, such as Tony Kelly [Big Bás], Gearóid Hegarty [Bambú], Chloe Morey [Big Bás Camogie] and Hannah Looney [Bambú Camogie].

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Awards & Recognition

Torpey Bambú, our premium hurling product has received high praise and recognition since its introduction in summer 2020. Acknowledged by industry-leading professionals in Design, Torpey Bambú won the ‘Best Consumer Product’ category in the 2020 Irish Design Awards. The award meant a lot to the Torpey team who are constantly working to design, engineer and improve our products.

Torpey Bambú has also received the ‘Future Focus’ award 2020 from the Local Enterprise Office. This encapsulated the potential for the product into the future, with a key focus on its’ potential to be a sustainable product in the sports market. 2020 was a strange year for many but an award-winning one for Torpey and Torpey Bambú.

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