Hurling is an exquisite game and is considered one of the national sports of Ireland. It is one of the fastest game on grass. The game consists of two teams of 15 trying to drive a ball down the field with a stick in order to score against each other. BET-IBC considers this one the most skillful sports played today.
Here you can see the hurling statistics:
- A team comprises 15 players, or “hurlers”.
- The hurley is generally 24 to 36 inches (61 to 91 cm) in length.
- The goalkeeper’s hurley usually has a bas (the flattened, curved end) twice the size of other players’ hurleys to provide some advantage against the fast moving sliotar.
- As of 2010, all players must wear a helmet.
It was created a championship for this kind of sport, named as All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. It will start in May 2017 and end in September 2017. The defeating champions will be the Tipperary. What about Meath, it will field a team in the championship for the first time since 2004.
This generation of Tipperary hurlers will be determined to win back to back titles and throw away their tag of underachievers once and for all. And Kilkenny will be smarting after their heavy defeat to their rivals and will be intensely determined to bounce back in 2017.
Players to watch in 2017
The loss of Stapleton and O’Brien means there’s an opportunity for someone else to really put their hand up as an option in the full-back line. Donagh Maher had positioned himself as the number-one alternative by this year’s All-Ireland Final and will be keen to push on again, but Tom Fox is a player that has the quality to make a name for himself in 2017. He really stood out for the Ireland U-21 team against Scotland with his combination of strength and skills.
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