KILMORE QUAY &
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THE NORMAN WAY
 
 
THE OLD FORGE GLAMPING
 
 
GOLF IN IRELAND
LIVING IT UP IN LUXURY
 
 
HURLING - THE NATIONAL
SPORT OF IRELAND
 

HURLING - THE NATIONAL SPORT OF IRELAND

If you have ever watched or played a game of hurling, you’ll know not only how physically demanding it is, but also how rough and fast the sport can intensify to. Catch the oldest game in the world's action-packed All-Ireland Final this September in Croke Park, Dublin.

Played with a Hurley and sliotar, not only is hurling said to be the world's oldest game but it's also one of the fastest field sports on the planet.

When the Celts arrived in Ireland after the last ice age, they brought to Ireland their own language, culture and sport, the most notable being hurling. Featured in most tales of Irish folklore, hurling is still just as prominent today in Ireland as it is believed to have been thousands of years ago.

With a team of 15 players representing each county in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship, these games will show the best two teams in Ireland battle it out for The Liam McCarthy Cup.

FACTS ABOUT HURLING

Hurling is an ancient game. Widely considered to be the fastest game on grass, the game consists of two teams of 15 trying to drive a ball down the field with a stick in order to score against each other. It is one the most skillful sports played today.

According to Irish mythology, the first hurler was Cú Chulainn who used a hurl & sliotar to defeat a vicious hound.

In 1845, hurling was banned on the narrow streets of Quebec City as it was considered too dangerous – source: http://bit.ly/2rQPthu