GAA Hurling, Henri 'the legend' Shefflin in action in O'Neills.

GAA Hurling, Henri 'the legend' Shefflin in action in O'Neills.

GAA Hurling, Henri 'the legend' Shefflin in action in O'Neills.

GAA Hurling, Henri 'the legend' Shefflin in action in O'Neills.

Know the field, know the defense in hurling! Tips on being a defender in the ancient Irish field sport.

Know the field, know the defense in hurling! Tips on being a defender in the ancient Irish field sport.

A uniquely Irish game, Hurling is one of the world’s oldest field sports and has been played in some form in Ireland for more than 800 years.  It is often compared to hockey but other than the fact that both games involve a stick and a ball there is no similarity.  The curved wooden stick with a flat end is known as a hurl or hurley, or in Irish a camán [say:come-awn], and is made from a single piece of wood, traditionally Ash.

A uniquely Irish game, Hurling is one of the world’s oldest field sports and has been played in some form in Ireland for more than 800 years. It is often compared to hockey but other than the fact that both games involve a stick and a ball there is no similarity. The curved wooden stick with a flat end is known as a hurl or hurley, or in Irish a camán [say:come-awn], and is made from a single piece of wood, traditionally Ash.

Hurling is in Our Blood

Hurling is in Our Blood


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The basics of hurling! This game is my life. Proud to be Irish

The basics of hurling! This game is my life. Proud to be Irish

Best thing you can do ! As I learned when I was left with a round bruise on my hip last year from one of the boys in school training hurts like a motherfucker.

Best thing you can do ! As I learned when I was left with a round bruise on my hip last year from one of the boys in school training hurts like a motherfucker.

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“Some people say hurling isn’t very important in the scheme of things. But to hurling people hurling is the scheme of things.” – Ger Loughnane (Clare Hurling Manager)

“Some people say hurling isn’t very important in the scheme of things. But to hurling people hurling is the scheme of things.” – Ger Loughnane (Clare Hurling Manager)

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