The difference between football (soccer) and football (GAA)

There are several specific types of injuries that are particularly associated with sports and it is especially vital to understand the various injuries so that

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

GAA Hurling, The legend' King Henry Shefflin in action!

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

GAA Hurling, The legend' King Henry Shefflin in action!

I Hurl because Im a raging lunatic

Laughing Pig Mens Funky T-shirts - I Hurl because I'm a raging lunatic

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.

The historic sport of Hurling, over 3000 years old!

"Not Men but Giants". Hurling Sponsorship for Guinness.  Photograph by Kevin Griffin

"Not Men but Giants". Hurling Sponsorship for Guinness. Photograph by Kevin Griffin

“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.

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