One of Ireland’s native Gaelic games, Hurling has been
played around the world for over 2,000 years
How is it played?
The objective of the game is for players to use a wooden stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents’ goalposts either over the crossbar for one point or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for a goal, which is
equivalent to three points.
Who can play?
Everyone! We welcome all fitness and skill levels. The only real requirement is your time and a dedication to the game, your team, and to your personal improvement. Beginners are always welcome to attend a practice session and experience the game.
What’s the time commitment?
Our club, Columbia Red Branch, has both a competitive and a recreational “pub” league. The competitive team requires a commitment of weekly training and occasional travel during the season (March – September) as well as participation in volunteer events. The pub league has semi-weekly informal games on weekends.
How do I sign up?
Send us an email to get the practice schedule and come to try it out for yourself! [email protected]
When the Celts came to Ireland as the last ice age was receding, they brought with them a unique culture, their own language, music, script and unique pastimes. One of these pastimes was a game now called hurling. It features in Irish folklore to illustrate the adventures of heroic mystical figures, such as the legendary warrior Cú Chulainn, and it is chronicled as a distinct Irish pastime for thousands of years.