What does hurling mean?

Definitions for hurling
ˈhɜr lɪŋhurl·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurlingnoun

    a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each

Wiktionary

  1. hurlingnoun

    An Irish game of Celtic origin dating from AD400. It is played with an ash stick called a hurley (camán in Irish) and a hard leather ball called a sliotar.

  2. hurlingnoun

    A Cornish street game resembling rugby, played with a silver ball.

Wikipedia

  1. Hurling

    Hurling (Irish: iománaíocht, iomáint) is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic Irish origin, played by men. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players and much terminology. The same game played by women is called camogie (camógaíocht), which shares a common Gaelic root. The objective of the game is for players to use an ash wood stick called a hurley (in Irish a camán, pronounced or ) to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponent's goalposts either over the crossbar for one point or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for three points. The sliotar 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 (the hand pass), for short-range passing. A player who wants to carry the ball for more than four steps has to bounce or balance the sliotar on the end of the stick, and the ball can only be handled twice while in the player’s possession. Provided that a player has at least one foot on the ground, he may make a shoulder-to-shoulder charge on an opponent who is in possession of the ball or is playing the ball, or when both players are moving in the direction of the ball. No protective padding is worn by players. A plastic protective helmet with a faceguard is mandatory for all age groups as of 2010. The game has been described as "a bastion of humility", with player names absent from jerseys and a player's number decided by his position on the field.Hurling is administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is played throughout the world and is popular among members of the Irish diaspora in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and South Korea. In many parts of Ireland, however, hurling is a fixture of life. It has featured regularly in art forms such as film, music and literature. The final of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was listed in second place by CNN in its "10 sporting events you have to see live", after the Olympic Games and ahead of both the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship. After covering the 1959 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final between Kilkenny and Waterford for BBC Television, English football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme was moved to describe hurling as his second favourite sport in the world. Alex Ferguson used footage of an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final in an attempt to motivate his players during his time as manager of Premier League football club Manchester United. The players winced at the standard of physicality and intensity in which the hurlers engaged. In 2007, Forbes magazine described the media attention and population multiplication of Thurles town ahead of one of the game's annual provincial hurling finals as being "the rough equivalent of 30 million Americans watching a regional lacrosse game". Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper wrote after Stephen Bennett's performance in the 2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final that hurling was "the best sport ever and if the Irish had colonised the world, nobody would ever have heard of football".UNESCO lists hurling as an element of Intangible cultural heritage.

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  1. hurling

    Hurling is an outdoor team sport of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. It is played with a small ball called a sliotar and a curved wooden stick known as a hurley. The aim is to score by hitting the ball between the opponents' goalposts either over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for three points. Players may strike the ball on the ground, or in the air, and can catch, kick, or slap the ball with an open hand. It is known for its fast and physical nature, often referred to as the "fastest game on grass".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurling

    of Hurl

  2. Hurlingnoun

    the act of throwing with force

  3. Hurlingnoun

    a kind of game at ball, formerly played

Wikidata

  1. Hurling

    Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for over 3,000 years, and is thought to be the world's fastest field team game in terms of game play. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty which is played predominantly in Scotland. The object 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 one goal, which is equivalent to three points. The sliotar 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 sliotar on the end of the stick and the ball can only be handled twice while in his possession.

Editors Contribution

  1. hurling

    A type of sport with defined regulations and rules and a specific ball and stick, originated in Ireland and played in a number of countries throughout the world.

    Hurling is a popular sport across Ireland and other countries around the world and is played year round.


    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HURLING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hurling is ranked #114424 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hurling surname appeared 153 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hurling.

    63.4% or 97 total occurrences were Black.
    22.8% or 35 total occurrences were White.
    9.1% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.2% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hurling in a Sentence

  1. Michael Kenny:

    When you're Irish, you just love everything Irish, i don't think there will ever be an Irish hurling league in the United States but special event like this in the United States will always be amazing.

  2. England Scott Hend:

    I didn't see any marshals around but when I mentioned to Danny I was going over to speak to them( the hecklers) he was just waiting for it all to kickoff, danny was just waiting for me to punch one of the guys in the mouth. He had been hurling abuse at me before I hit my first putt at 14 and just wouldn't shut up from there on.

  3. Lama Fakih:

    Lebanese security officials responded to overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in downtown Beirut by shooting into the air with live rounds, firing rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons, and in some cases hurling stones and beating protesters with batons and rifles.

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