I recently got a new hurley, the stick used to play hurling. It arrived with a plain ash handle so I decided to add some grip tape. This makes the grip a little bigger around and a lot easier for some folks to hang on to. Especially when the hurley gets wet.
If you are curious about the sport itself there is a lot of information on the web. Just Google "hurling". You can start here at the wiki page.
Step 1: The Grip Tape
I decided to just use tennis racket grip tape. It's not quite as durable as actual hurling grip tape but tennis racket grip tape is comfortable, available and even if it lasts half as long, cheaper than an international order for the real deal. As far as I can see it's pretty similar but I'm by no means a regular or avid player.
So, just go with whichever brand you like. I chose Wilson grip tape and got Gamma over wrap I didn't end up needing.
Step 2: Wrapping the Grip
The tape has a mild adhesive but it's not enough to hold it in place the way something like duct tape would. This means you need to wrap it tight and pay attention to how the tape overlaps. You also need to be sure and start and the end of the hurley rather than starting in the middle and working your way out.
Step 3: Finishing
It only needs enough to hold the ends of the grip tape in place and add a clean look to the grip. You could use any color you like.
I added a little tension to this tape as well but just a little. You could probably also use heat shrink tubing if you could find it that large.