What is hurling?

  • (noun): A traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Hurling

Hurling (Irish: Iománaíocht/Iomáint) is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for over 3,000 years, and is thought to be the world's fastest field team game in terms of game play. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie (camógaíocht). It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty (camanachd) which is played predominantly in Scotland.

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Some articles on hurling:

Hurling - Notable Players
... Further information CategoryHurlers GAA Hurling Team of the Millennium Tony Reddin John Doyle • Nick O'Donnell • Bobby Rackard Paddy Phelan • John Keane • Brian Whelahan Lory Meagher ...
Ardclough GAA - Honours - Hurling
... Kildare Senior Hurling Championship Winners (12) 1968, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 2006 ... Senior Hurling League Champions (14) 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977 ...
Jack Coughlan
... He played hurling with his local club Tulla and with the Clare and the London inter-county teams in the early 1900s ... Ireland, an area in the county that was famous for hurling even before the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association ... It was here that he played hurling with the great London team of the time ...
Ardclough GAA - Hurling
... The club beat Buffer's Alley in the 1976 Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship and was the first from Kildare to win an All Ireland Feile Division 4 ... Éire Óg 1965-74, a record for any grade in football and hurling, including their first title in 1968 when one of their minors, Richie Cullen, captained the team ... to win their next senior title Ardclough played a prominent role in Kildare hurling, losing the 1998 final by a point to Colm Byrne’s late free for Coill Dubh ...
Declan Carr - Honours - Tipperary
... All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Winner (2) 1989, 1991 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Winner (3) 1989, 1991, 1993 National Hurling League Winner (1) 1999 ...

More definitions of "hurling":

  • (adj): Rushing and whirling.
    Example: "The hurling water"