Tag Archives: Hurling

Hurl (red) loses out to Hurley (orange)

Oh.

Féilim Mac An Iomaire tweetz:

Over 25,000 votes later NOW TV Ireland can reveal that it’s a Hurley! Despite 22 counties voting for Hurl the Hurley diehards in Munster managed to have it edge the popular vote with 52%. I’m sickened!

FRAUD!

Now TV

A moment of sporting brilliance.

Tanya O’Neill, of KCS Sports, writes:

Check out my new t-shirt design celebrating [Cork Hurler] John Fenton‘s 1987 ‘”goal for the purists”…only 19.95

Fenton tee (KCS Sports)

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What is very interesting is that that the Serbian name for this traditional shepherd game is “klis”. This word has no meaning in Slavic languages, means “games, sports, tricks, crafts” in Gaelic.

How old is this word?

According to official history, Celtic languages were last time spoken in the Balkans in the 4th and 3rd century BC when Celts invaded Balkans on their way to Galatia.

Did they bring this game with them and somehow both the game and the name survived in the mountain of the Balkans until this day? Preserved by the descendant of the Scordisci?

Is this why there are so many similarities between Serbian and Irish folklore? You can read more about this in my post “Klis” here.

Gaelic Sports (Old European Culture)

More hurling?

When wall-to-wall GAA coverage is simply not enough.

FIGHT!!

Crossing The Lines Films

Earlier today.

Prince Charles has a go at hurling in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle.

Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles are currently on a three-day State visit.

Video: Sean Defoe

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