Gaelic Games, Cork

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    Hurling
    by Del.
  • Gaelic Games
    by Waoife
  • Cork Hurling player
    Cork Hurling player
    by orlikins
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    Up the Rebels!!

    by Waoife Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Cork gaelic football and hurling teams are known as the Rebels. Try to see a match if you can (although you may have to sell your Granny to get tickets for an All-Ireland match and they're always held in Croke Park in Dublin!) - especially hurling which is said to be the fastest field game in the world.

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    CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Sports Track

    by jim_h_lynch Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Gaelic Hurling
    Become an expert in this sporting event
    bet you never thought that you had it in you
    with a preformed ash timber stick and a small leather ball ,strike the ball with full force of the stick , the rule is not to allow the other side acces to the ball. you may walk run jump ect but you must get the leather ball into or over the goal post of the other side to win.
    try playing basket ball at 80 metres and score?
    like our politicians they play at arms lenght and score all the time .who are the real players

    Equipment: ASH (TIMBER ) STICK
    ABOUT 1 MEETER IN LENGHT CURVED AT THE BOTTOM
    LEATHER BALL THE SIZE THAT WOULD FIT INTO YOUR WRIST AND NOT BE SEEN
    PATIENTS AND SPECIAL SKILLS

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    Gaelic

    by Del. Written Oct 27, 2003
    Hurling

    Gaelic sport is an ancient game which originated in Ireland. It is split into two sports Gaelic Hurling and Gaelic Football. Hurling is the oldest field game in Europe, at least 2000 years old, and it is the fastest out field game in the world. Each team has 15 players and each player has a Hurley (caman in irish). This is a stick which a player uses to hit a ball(sliothar in irish). Its a tough sport but is very enjoyable
    GAelic football can be described as a mixture of soccer and rugby, although it is a lot older than these sports. The ball is very similar to a soccer ball only smaller.
    In both sports a player can score a goal by getting the ball into the net or a point by getting the ball over the bar. 1 goal is equal to 3 points. It is played all over the country and the All - Ireland finals are held in Dublin (Croke Park) every September and is a must see.

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    Gaelic games

    by orlikins Written Oct 29, 2002

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    Cork Hurling player

    Gaelic games (hurling and gaelic football) take place in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Well U2 & Michael Jackson have played there too, but I dont mean sports!

    Equipment: To play gaelic games, you would need a helmet, shin pads.

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