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Hurling

Unread postby Rhody74 » 3 months ago

I'm intrigued by the hurling doubleheader at Fenway on Nov. 19th. Anybody familiar with the sport? Is it easy to follow if you're new to the sport?
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Unread postby TruePoint » 3 months ago

Is hurling different than curling?
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Unread postby Rhody74 » 3 months ago

When I first heard hurling at Fenway, I figured any Saturday night in the bleachers. But then I looked it up. Kind of like field hockey combined with rugby.
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Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 months ago

Rhody74 wrote:When I first heard hurling at Fenway, I figured any Saturday night in the bleachers. But then I looked it up. Kind of like field hockey combined with rugby.


and lacrosse...and baseball...?

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Unread postby TruePoint » 3 months ago

Eh. If it were curling then I'd be interested. Curling is unique. Hurling looks like a dumb game me and my friends would have invented if we had nothing to do in the summer and we only had mismatched sports equipment.
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Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 months ago

And...as is the case anytime folks don't have enough to do and mismatched equipment...risk of injury looks pretty decent
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Unread postby TruePoint » 3 months ago

Risk of injury looks approximately 100%. Risk of death I would handicap at about 20%. So if that's your thing, maybe that is a reason to buy a ticket.
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Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 months ago

When I was a kid...with not enough to do...I guess that kinda was our thing (see: BB gun and chunks of sheet rock fights).
Now, it's all about injury avoidance and good IPAs... I might watch for about 5 minutes on TV...no way I'm buying a ticket...
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Unread postby UCH21377 » 3 months ago

I actually went to a match in Ireland which was for some sort of cup. Cork vs Waterford 20k plus in the stands and the players were very good I thought it was highly interesting and would go again
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Unread postby UCH21377 » 3 months ago

Think lacrosse and soccer with a bat and goal posts
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Unread postby RF1 » 3 months ago

If you are into Irish sports, you should check out the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton, MA. It hosts the biggest annual Irish festival in New England as well as several sports of the Boston Gaelic Athletic Association on its many athletic fields throughout the year.

Link:
http://www.irishculture.org/
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