An Exhibition Hurling Game Is Coming To Sydney Next Month

Sydney Irish Festival

An Exhibition Hurling Game Is Coming To Sydney Next Month

Spotless Stadium will play host to an exhibition game of Hurling next month during the Sydney Irish Festival.

The Galway Tribesman take on Kilkenny in a fully sanctioned hurling game for the Wild Geese Trophy.

BUT (if you’re not Irish or a sports geek) you’re probably reading this thinking, well what the bloody hell is Hurling?

It’s a cross between baseball, hockey and lacrosse - played on a rugby-sized field with soccer goal combined NRL posts, with players using a wooden stick (also known as a Hurley) to chase a cricket-sized ball.

Confused yet?

Here’s a video explaining all the rules of this crazy sport.



Interestingly though, the game has been played for around 4,000 years and was “unofficially” part of the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Sydney Irish Festival takes places on November 10 and 11 at Sydney Olympic Park, featuring; Live music, Irish dancing, Comedy, Kids performances, Amusement rides, Food and Drink plus much much more.

For tickets, head to Ticketmaster

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