Indoor Hurling blitz at the South of Ireland Language Centre
Each nationality and regional group will have its own mixed team (3 boys, 2 girls) .
Hurling is a game similar to hockey, in that it is played with a small ball and a curved wooden stick.
It is Europe’s oldest field game and widely recognised as the most exciting and beautiful of all field games.
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 deeds of heroic mystical figures and it is chronicled as a distinct Irish pastime for at least 2,000 years.
Students at the South of Ireland Language Centre will learn the basic skills of Hurling and take in competive 5 aside indoor games (with plastic hurleys and full head gear)
Winners of the Indoor blitz will receive medals.
Rounders “Cluiche Corr” – GAA rules.
Rounders is one of the four official GAA sports. Along with Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball, Rounders was included in the original GAA charter back in 1884. Rounders is a bat and ball game and is not that dis-similar to baseball. Indeed it is now generally accepted that Baseball is derived from Rounders in some form or other, as it has been played in this islands for a couple of hundred years now and was probably brought over to America by the early settlers.Rounders can and is played by all age groups, from National school children all the way up to and including senior level. There are also mixed teams, and both boys and girls, men and women can play on the same team. As Rounders is a limited contact sport it is perfect for both recreational and competitive play. It also draws on a different set of skills than the conventional GAA games and is very good for developing hand eye coordination.
Rounders is played all over Ireland and is strongest in counties Cork, Carlow, Cavan, Derry, Dublin, Laois, Limerick, Mayo, Monaghan and Wexford. It is played extensively in Nationals Schools and is also one of the sports promoted by The Community Games.
The Rounders Council of Ireland (Comhairle Cluiche Corr na hEireann), are based in Croke Park, and further information called be found at rounders.gaa.ie