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Hurling is the world’s most skillful and fast-paced game played on grass, and it is also the fastest game overall. In addition, it is also one of the oldest, with traditions that may be traced back to the mists of time in Irish history. The earliest known documented mention of the sport of hurling was made in the year 1272 BC.

The game is played with sticks and a ball on a rectangular grass field with H-shaped goals at each end. There are 15 players on each team. The term “hurley” refers to the stick we use, called a camán in Irish, and the word “sliotar” refers to the ball we utilize. The primary purpose is to score as many points as possible by either shooting the ball through the goals or sending it over the crossbar to get the end. When a team scores a goal by getting the ball into the back of the net, they receive three points for their efforts.

At the end of the match, victory goes to the team that has accumulated the most points. It is believed to be the quickest field game in the world, and its history dates back more than 3,000 years. To create a physical and fast-paced game, it combines elements of lacrosse, field hockey, and baseball. During a match, the sliotar can reach speeds of up to 120 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour)!


The male version of the game is called hurling, and the female version is called camogie. Camogie is remarkably similar to hurling, with just a few minor rule differences. The term “camogie” wasn’t used for the sport until 1903, and the first official contests didn’t occur until 1904.

The games are beautiful spectacles characterized by high speed, accuracy, intensity, and passion. Come hang out with us, and we’ll teach you the fundamentals of the game while educating you on the lore and tradition that underpin it. See if you can get up to a speed of 180 kilometers per hour!

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