Hurling is a contact sport which is usually played outdoors. It is of Gaelic and Irish origins. It can also be called lomanaiocht, iomaint, and iomain.
This game was first played in Ireland. The game is played with two teams each with 15 members per team. Substitutions are allowed. Both men and women can play the game, though women mostly play the similar sport of Camogie. The aim of the game is for the players to use a wooden stick, which is called a hurley, and hit a small ball which is called a sliotar.
The players should hit it between the opposing team’s goalposts; it can be over the crossbar for a point, or under the crossbar, which is defended by a goalkeeper, for a goal which is worth three points. The sliotar can be touched by the hands and can be carried for not more than four steps. It can also be struck in the air and struck on the ground with the hurley.
- Camogie — the female version of hurling
- Shinty-Hurling — a composite sport created to facilitate competitions between Shinty and Hurling players.
- Shinty — Scottish team sport resembling field hockey, played with long curved sticks and a small ball which is hit through tall goalposts.
- Cammag — a stick and a ball sport played with hundreds of players.
- Field Laccrosse — a full contact outdoor men's version of lacrosse
- Tennis Polo — an outdoor team sport, where players attempt to throw a tennis ball through a goal defended by a goal keeper with a tennis racket.
- Gaelic football —a type of football from Ireland with a goal similar to that used in rugby but having a net attached below the crossbar. The object is to kick or punch the round ball into the net or over the crossbar.
- Gaelic games, the traditional sports played in Ireland organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), include Gaelic Football, Hurling, Rounders and Gaelic Handball.
- About Sport in Ireland
- Cornish Hurling — not similar except by name
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports