hurling

noun hurl·ing \ ˈhər-liŋ \
Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of hurling

: an Irish game resembling field hockey played between two teams of 15 players each

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An Irish game resembling both field hockey and lacrosse, hurling is played between two teams of 15 players. The game is mentioned in Irish manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. The stick used—a tapered, slightly curved device with a cupped blade at the end—is called a hurley. A point is scored by hitting the ball over the crossbar of the opposing team’s goalposts, three points by driving it under the crossbar. Hurling is considered the national pastime of Ireland.

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1780

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