The game is played primarily in Ireland and is widely known as the fastest field team sport in terms of game play. So is it played in Canada? You bet it is. The Newfoundland Gaelic Games Association has a league. In fact, hurling was first played in Newfoundland in 1788. Quebec too has a strong tradition of Hurling. The Montreal Gaelic Athletic Association was established in 1948 in order to promote Ireland's two most popular national sports - Gaelic Football and Hurling.
Click here to see what an incredible sport this really is!!
Does SIRC have resources in our collection on hurling? Here are just a few examples:
- The civilizing of hurling in Ireland. Dolan, Paddy; Connolly, John, Sport in Society Mar2009, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p196
- Science and the Gaelic sports: Gaelic football and hurling. Reilly, Thomas; Collins, Kieran, European Journal of Sport Science Sep2008, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p231.
- Becoming Irlandés: Hurling and Irish Identity in Argentina. King, Seamus; Darby, Paul, Sport in Society May2007, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p425