David Rice talks about his early years growing up in Knocktopher. He discusses the dominance of hurling in the area and his participation in hurling at school in St Kieran’s College. He talks about the role of the clergy in hurling and the fierce competition for a place on a team in the college. He discusses his return to Knocktopher after attending agricultural college and his enjoyment and sense of fulfilment playing with his native club. He talks about his support for the Kilkenny hurling team, discusses memorable matches and mentions his nephew Michael Rice, a current Kilkenny hurler.