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The great sport of Hurling

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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Hi folks,

A while since I posted. I have just watched the first game of hurling I have seen in a number of years. Its a phenominal sport that former soccer player Alan Shearer has described as " a combination of hockey and murder".

The speed and physicality involved are biblical in its intensity, and it is hard to swallow that it is predominatly amateur. It is an ancient game that has evolved through millenia to its modern format.

See link for a brief history of the sport:

en.wikipedia.org...

Also I will attach a couple of youtube links to example of it on youtube for your perusal.

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I will also attach some quotes about it:

balls.ie...

It is an absolute gladitorial sport and I was just wondering what the outside world (non irish) opinions were of it.

Over and out




posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: Warchief666

One word, brutal.



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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: Warchief666

Aaah hurley, used to play it in school.

And english people think rugby is the toughest sport.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 03:45 AM
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Yes its brutal



Oh wait that's curling never mind



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 04:43 AM
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a reply to: Warchief666
The reason Hurling exists is so Scotland can't even claim to be the best team in the world at Shinty!



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: Warchief666
The reason Hurling exists is so Scotland can't even claim to be the best team in the world at Shinty!


When i was at Junior School in England in the early 80's we played Shinty a fair bit and it was bloody brilliant.

I think it was because the equipment was pretty much free and no one cared if we hurt each other back then.



OP - But yeah, Hurling is brutal. Never played it but it's great to watch when the opportunity arises.




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