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Hurling is older than the recorded history of Ireland. It is thought to predate Christianity, having come to Ireland with the Celts.
It has been a distinct Irish pastime for at least 2000 years. It is considered perhaps the fiercest and fastest of all team sports.
I love to see boys hurley and sliotar in hand. Love the sound of the "clash of the ash" (the sound of hurleys, made from ash, colliding during a game)
I love the bravery of a hand rising among the swinging hurleys to pick a sliotar (ball) cleanly from the air..
Yes I'm a big hurling fan :o)

28 responses

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Heck yeah, teams are way RAD !! nice one..

  • Brenda Burk

    Brenda Burk gave props (9 Jun 2010):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Great image, fantastic narrative! I'll have to check this sport out on the internet - :) Voted.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Oh do Chris, you won't be sorry..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (9 Jun 2010):


  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Terrific shot!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    wow, great info, awesome entry!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    great story eithne, i love Ireland and today i learned something new thanks to you!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    This is an example of what I love in learning about the cultures of other countries...This sport is something I have never heard of before....Thanks you for the informative narrative and the photo is great also... You have my vote!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    Very interesting info!! Excellent shot Eithne!! My vote for sure!!

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    maith thú

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    And Cork The greatest Esponents of the game....besies maybe Kilkenny (grudgingly very gurdginly)

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    I've heard of hurling but was not sure what it was. Thanks for the background. A great have my vote!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (13 Jun 2010):

    Fascinating. Love how you framed this shot, my friend. Excellent entry.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    Great shot...and love the history....voted!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    Reminds me of Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil-

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (22 Jun 2010):

    Cool find! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Jim Barry

    Jim Barry gave props (2 Jul 2010):

    Hurling! Awesome - voted!


    JOE FAILK gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • Michael Sturgeon

    Michael Sturgeon gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Good photo ...the description with an explanation ot the game is a great add on for the rest of us to know what we are looking at. Voted.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (11 Jul 2010):

    A wonderful candid shot!! Great entry! voted!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (14 Jul 2010):

    Fantastic team game...great shot Eithne. The Irish/Scottish immigrants brought it to Southland where they play it on ice.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2010):

    Great entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    oh, yeah!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    Great entry Eithne my vote

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    excellent entry. Great! my vote

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