I'm pretty sure they said
HURLING

Let me guess, you were chatting with your buddy and they mentioned they play a sport that sounded something like curling, or did they say hurling?

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What's the difference between hurling and curling?

Hurling is a fast-paced Irish stick sport played on a field.

Curling is played on ice where players slide stones.

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West Coast Sevens, San Diego
curling played on ice
Source: Wikimedia (2010 Winter Olympics - Curling)

Still think they said curling?

Did they say it's played on a field? They said hurling!

Toronto GAA Finals Hurling Source Rob Colburn
Toronto GAA Finals Hurling Source Rob Colburn

Did they say goals and points can be scored? They definitely said hurling!

Shane Kingston scores Cork's only goal past Limerick goalkeeper Nickie Quaid. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Did they say it's from Ireland? Welp, you need a hearing test, they said HURLING!

West Coast Sevens Ireland vs North America Photo Source: Tracey Rivera, San Diego GAA
West Coast Sevens Ireland vs North America Photo Source: Tracey Rivera, San Diego GAA

If you've played

Hockey

Baseball

Tennis

Golf

You're ready to play hurling!

Hurling is perfect for ex-lacrosse players, seasonal GAA players, off-season hockey players, multi-sport athletes, former army, and former marines.

Hurling is:

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Played With A Hurl & Sliotar

The required equipment is a hurl, helmet, and a sliotar. Optional equipment includes an ashguard and shin guards.

Hurling is the fastest field sport in the world - hurling baseball hockey world speed records

The Fastest Field Sport

Hurling is the fastest field sport in the world, with the ball hit at speeds up to 112mph.

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As Irish as can be!

Interested in Irish culture? There is nothing more Irish than playing hurling!

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Hurling is one of the most exciting and skillful games ever played! Join in on the action!

What is hurling - New York GAA at the GAA World Games 2019

Original idea from Pittsburgh Hurling Club.

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