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What Is Hurling sport?

Hurling is the fastest game on grass, the most skilful game in the world.

Positions in Hurling are similar to that in other team games codes, and comprise one goalkeeper, six defenders, two midfielders, and six forwards, with a variable number of substitutes.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Balancing anWhat Is Hurling?d running with the sliotar on the hurley

Fielding the sliotar by catching it in the air.

Blocking a shot is when a player uses his/her hurley to prevent another player from striking the sliotar.

Hooking is a skill where a player uses his/her hurley to prevent another player from striking the sliotar.

Equipment of Playing Hurling

Caman or Hurling stick – Hurleys are made from ash wood. It is used to give height to a ball struck on the ground. 

Sliotar or Ball – A sliotar or sliothar is a hard solid sphere slightly larger than a tennis ball, consisting of a cork core covered by two pieces of leather stitched together. Sometimes called a “puck” or “hurling ball”

Helmet – to protect from incidental contact.

Is Hurling a Dangerous Sport?

Hurling is generally considered one of the most dangerous sports in the world, the wearing of helmets.

How to Play Hurling

TEAMS A game of hurling is played by two teams. Each team is comprised of 15 players.

GAME PLAY A game or match usually consists of two halves of 25-35 minutes. • The sliothar (ball) cannot be picked up from the ground directly with the hand.

FOULS Touching the sliothar directly with a hand while it is on the ground.

A point is scored when the sliothar is hit over the crossbar, which is above the goal keeper, and between the goal posts

Some Health Benefits of Playing Hurling?

Good Hand-Eye co-ordination

Good Balance and be able to carry out a wide range of skills

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