Hurling is an outdoor Celtic team sport. In Irish it’s called iománaíocht or iomáint.
It’s played with sticks and a ball. It’s very, very fast. Why is it called hurling? The object of the game is for players to use a wooden axe-shaped stick called a hurl, or a hurley, to hit a small ball between the opponents’ goalposts either over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for three points.
The women’s game is called Camogie.
It’s played mainly in Ireland, although hurling and other Celtic sports are growing in popularity in the UK. Many Irish social and community clubs in England have links to Gaelic sports, and are a good place to find out more.
For further information
Gaelic Athletic Association