Hurling

Hurling is believed to be the world’s oldest field game and is played with each team consisting of 15 players. The goalposts are similar to those used on a rugby pitch, with the crossbar lower than in rugby and slightly higher than in soccer. The stick, or “hurley” (called camán in Irish) is curved outwards at the end, to provide the striking surface. The ball, or “sliotar” in Gaelic is similar in size to a hockey ball but has raised ridges. To score, a player must put the ball over the crossbar or under the crossbar and into the net with the hurley for a goal, the latter being the equivalent of three points.