1. What is hurling?2. The objective of the game.3. Features of the sport.4. Positions.5. Equipment.
Hurling is a sport original from the Celticculture.It is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelicorigin, administered by the Gaelic AthleticAssociation.You play it with a stick and you must hit theball. This sport is mainly practiced in Ireland.The pitch is 82m x 137m.
• The goal of the game is to hit a small ball between the opponents goalposts or over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for three points.• The sliothar can be caught in the hand and carried for not more than four steps, struck in the air, or struck on the ground with the hurley. It can be kicked or slapped with an open hand for short- range passing. A player who wants to carry the ball for more than four steps has to bounce or balance the sliothar on the end of the stick and the ball can only be handled twice while in his possession.
• Teams consist of fifteen players and they line out as below:• The panel is made up of 24–30 players and 5 substitutions are allowed per game. No exceptions are ever made.• The goalkeeper are different than the other players.• The senior matches are of 70 minutes, 35 and 35. All other matches are f 60 minutes, 30 and 30, but for groups less than 13 years, the games are shortened to 50 minutes.
- Goalkeeper- Full-back- Right and left corner-back- Centre half-back- Right and left half back- 2 midfielder- Centre half-forward- Right and left half-forward- Centre forward- Right and left corner- forward