Michael Cusack Hurling Club
UC Berkeley, Purdue or
Ballintoy, Co. Antrim
Hurling has been
described variously as 'field hockey in the air,' 'brutal field hockey,'
'like lacrosse but with solid sticks' etc. None of these descriptions
really do the game justice. To truly get a feel for the spirit of the sport
requires that you see it in action. It exhibits a unique combination of
skill, athleticism, stamina and speed that few sports can match. It is
acknowledged as the fastest field game on earth. It has the speed and
continuous flowing action of ice hockey but on grass.
It is played with a long
curved stick similar to a field hockey stick but with a broader and flat end
which allows the player to control the ball in the air as well as on the
ground. it is made of ashwood which has just the right properties that
allow the stick to flex up to a certain point. The end (the boss) is
usually slightly bigger on a goalkeeper's stick.
Provided by the North American GAA Board
What is Hurling?
Rules of Hurling
Provided by the Gaelic Athletic Association
Practices Have Started
Mondays and Wednesdays
Full Team Meeting
Wednesday May 18