Irish Football and Hurling

The athletic field will host an array of sporting activities that will include Irish Hurling, a fast and often dangerous game that dates back to the ancient Celts.  Played with a hard rawhide ball and long sticks, the players move across a soccer- sized field attempting to score points by hurling the ball into the opposing team’s net.  Nothing is more exciting than watching the players leap high in the air for the ball and clash their hurlies.

 

Gaelic Football, a game played by the Irish long before soccer was invented, is very much like its young counterpart, but even more exciting.



Also included in the programming is a day-long Sporting Tournament of Youth Gaelic Athletic Association participants.