Hurling is older than the recorded history it is thought to predate the arrival of the celts. This is all done in a hurling teams dressing room in kilkenny city, giving you that upclose, intense experience. The advice must have been acted on, as kilkenny won its first hurling allireland in 1904. As well as revisiting and revising the existing text, seamus king brings the history of hurling uptodate, including the 2005 championship. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The first mention of hurling in writing appears in early irish brehon law during the fifth century, but the sport has featured in myths and spoken history for much longer. He was said to have defeated a team of 150 boys singlehandedly. The all ireland hurling final newspaper book is a truly unique gift and one that theyll come back to again and again over the years. Michael odwyers book is correctly subtitled the forgotten game. The first allireland championship and the making of modern. The first literary reference of hurling dates the sport to 1272 bc during the battle of moytura in county mayo. This book is both a sports and a history book, full of wonderful stories.
A passion for hurling, the allireland game the new york. On the weekend of the allireland hurling final it seems only fitting that the history of irelands national game are discussed. History, travel, sport and literature at rare book sale. Both a sports and a history book, full of wonderful stories from a different time, with. Hurling combines the skills of baseball, hockey, and lacrosse in one high speed, high scoring, high octane sport that will blow you away. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. With a long history dating back over 3000 years, hurling remains the second most popular sport in ireland today. Click here if you think you can beat harry in his hurling quiz. It has been a distinct irish pastime for at least 3000 years.
Ie is an irish based online bookstore offering a wide diverse range of books, new releases, bestsellers, bargains and rare books, with worldwide. Hurling simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the official rules, please visit the gaa online. Hurling is arguably the fastest field sport in the world and quite possibly the oldest. The book also provides information about the trophies. Unescorecognised sport of hurling strikes an important. Croke park on the day of the allireland hurling final.
It begins with a brief but very enjoyable history of the game and moves on to outline, in some detail, the pieces of equipment used for playing hurling, before returning to provide a short history of the gaa itself. Hurling and camogie are games that inspire great passion and affection, and down through the years, its followers have tended to argue that hurling i will use that name from now on, but what lies below applies to camogie also is a game of immense antiquity, with roots deep in irish prehistory. The book is a treasure trove of trivia for all hurling and football supporters. Cuala make history as dublin club book allireland hurling. The first allireland championship and the making of. Discover book depositorys huge selection of hurling books online. Dont even need to be interested in hurling to read this book. The weekly games of hurling, in the phoenix park, became so popular that, in 1883, cusack had sufficient numbers. It would have been absurd to imagine that, within five years, an allireland hurling championship would be underway, under the auspices of a powerful national organization.
The kilkenny way hurling experience group activities. Both a sports and a history book, full of wonderful stories from a different time, with tales of passion. Hurling is one of the oldest field games in the world and is popular for at least 3000 years in ireland with the first literary reference dating back to 1272 bc. Cuala make history as dublin club book allireland hurling final date with ballyea the leinster champions stormed to a semifinal victory over slaughtneil this afternoon. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Hurling is often referenced in irish myths and legends, the most famous of which has to be the early. In 1882 he attended the first meeting of the dublin hurling club, formed for the purpose of taking steps to reestablish the national game of hurling. The book traces the mythological origins of hurling in the irish annals. You would be mad to visit ireland and not try our unique and ferocious sport. Gaas colourful history revealed as tension mounts for finals. Rouses book paints a picture of the 1880s in which poverty, landlords, eviction and. Mentions of hurling go as far back as 1200 bc and the myths of the tain bo cuailnge, telling. Perhaps this should not come as too much of a surprise. In the early 1880s cusack turned his attentions to indigenous irish sports.
Field and team size are often smaller in the us due to the population of 100yard fields. Hurling and camogie early medieval ireland and beyond. In 1882, a letter was published in the irish times, lamenting the decline of hurling. Hurling is a traditional irish sport that is the oldest and fastest field game in the world. Newspaper gifts all ireland hurling final memorable. You will learn about the history of hurling and how it has evolved into the fastest field game in the world, that we see today in the year 2020. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. On the weekend of the all ireland hurling final it seems only fitting that the history of ireland s national game are discussed.
Length of the match senior intercounty matches last 70 minutes 35 minutes per half. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. So, do you think you know everything about hurling, do you. But hurling reaches back to a much earlier time, notably in stories of cu chulainn, irelands mythological hero. Its a must read for the many sports, and particularly hurling, supporters and admirers in todays version of ireland. A 320 page history of the twenty one allireland winning senior hurling captains from the county, the book is a record of the twenty six allireland titles captured and the men who led tipperary to them gaels from all over tipperary and further afield are invited to come along to the launch. Ie is an irish based online bookstore offering a wide diverse range of books, new releases, bestsellers, bargains and rare books, with worldwide delivery. Programme for the 1952 allireland hurling final at fonsie mealys sale next week. Its impossible to trace hurling back to its very origins, as it predates recorded irish history written history at least.
The earliest written references to the sport in brehon law date from the fifth century the tale of the tain bo cuailgne drawing on earlier legends describes the hero cuchulainn playing hurling. A local club back home in the west, meelick, represented galway in the first ever all ireland hurling final in 1887 where they were eventually beaten by thurles, who were representing tipperary. Success was greeted almost as a matter of routine something to be expected. Rouse captures the historical and contemporary value of sport brilliantly throughout the book, argues mike cronin.
New book reveals tipps anguish during hurling famine years. Paul rouse lectures in irish history and sports history at university college dublin, and writes a. This is the only onevolume history of irelands most distinctive sport. In reality, the modern sport of hurling was largely codified in the late 19th century, and has.
The gpa was founded in 1999 by the amateur athletes who play irelands national games, hurling and gaelic football, under the aegis of the gaelic athletic association. Club games are ten minutes shorter lasting 60 minutes 30 minutes per half positions the positions in hurling are the same as in gaelic football. The book also provides information about the trophies awarded to all ireland champions in both camogie and hurling. A brief history of hurling in ireland culture trip. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The last ten years has seen the tumultuous rise of clare as a major hurling power, followed by their recent decline, the first wexford championship success in a generation, the rising power of waterford in munster and the continued, if fragile, vitality. Third most popular actually, way behind gaelic football and hurling not gaelic hurling as this book calls it. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the great book of ireland. More locally there is an eightvolume 1869 work on the history of bandon and the principal towns in the west. Introduction video of the history of the gaa learn the skills of the worlds oldest and fastest field game 3000 years old on oloughlin gaels gaa pitch by 1 of the kilkenny way coaches watch a game while you enjoy a bowl of fresh irish lamb stew at legends hurling bar. A treasure trove of irish historical and sporting history. By 19, the sight of kilkenny teams winning allireland hurling titles had become a familiar one.
Each chapter of sport and ireland contains new research on the place of sport in irish life. Galway v limerick highlights 2018 hurling final youtube. You can find out more about the allireland by clicking here. Unescorecognised sport of hurling strikes an important note throughout irish history one of the legends of the game of hurling, corks christy ring, in action at the athletic grounds in 1956. Hurling is a bruising and sometimes bloody sport as the allireland final approaches, diarmaid fleming looks at the history of the game and the passion it invokes.571 794 547 1311 1421 1162 338 1025 1312 586 1099 259 1307 595 1546 271 44 921 1291 588 1535 507 571 967 1246 1447 47 653 903 786