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hurling, the fastest game on grass. . .

Postby isen » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:39 am

The Hurling Club of Madison is seeking people interested in participating in this unique and skillful sport. All skill levels, ages, and both men and women are welcome.

The Hurling Club of Madison has been organized under the auspices of the North American Gaelic Athletic Association (NAGAA) and the Milwaukee Hurling Club, one of the oldest and largest hurling clubs in North America. The Madison Club, like the other clubs of the NAGAA, teaches and plays the game as it has been played in Ireland for thousands of years. For more information, please visit our website http://madisonhurling.com/.

Hurling is a passion of Ireland and is considered to be one of the most skilful sports played today. It is an outdoor field sport in which teams of 15 use an axe-shaped stick to hit a ball between the opponents’ goal-posts, either over the bar for one point or under the bar for three points. When first watching a hurling match, elements of the game appear to resemble lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, and soccer, and as one becomes familiar with the sport, one will recognize that a good hurler uses many skills, requiring fitness, ambidextrous hand-eye co-ordination, agility, strength, bravery, and teamwork.
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Postby nevermore » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:13 am

bravery?
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Postby Michael Patrick » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:20 am

nevermore wrote:bravery?


He/she did mention axe-shaped sticks...
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Re: hurling, the fastest game on grass. . .

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:20 am

isen wrote:When first watching a hurling match, elements of the game appear to resemble lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, and soccer


But not cricket. Definitely not cricket. Bualadh craicinn Englishmen and their wickets.

isen wrote:fitness, ambidextrous hand-eye co-ordination, agility, strength, bravery, and teamwork.


What about gallantry?
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Postby acereraser » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:45 pm

We were staying in Kilkenny while they were on their way to winning the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship a few years ago. Kilkenny is a perennial favorite, so they really get into it. Everywhere you looked was an orange and black banner. My favorite phrase was "Up You Cats!" We actually listened to the Gaelic broadcast of the championship match as I was driving around the Ring of Kerry. Very thrilling, despite not understanding much of what was said. Good craic.
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