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barryqwalsh

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US ARMY HURLERS - SEE THE VIDEO
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:29:01 PM »
They were tired, thirsty, all of them soldiers happy to be headed home to New Hampshire. The troop carrier out of Iraq stopped briefly in Shannon to refuel, and Ireland being what Ireland is, even in the wee hours the airport bar was open — and this curious game of hurling was playing on the TV.

“We had no idea what we were looking at,’’ recalled Eddie Clements, one of the National Guard soldiers whose life in that moment some nine years ago veered sharply to a whole new world of sports. “It was kind of like, ‘Hey, hurling, OK, what’s that? That looks pretty cool.’


SEE THE VIDEO BELOW:
Irish sport of hurling - Two Fields One Team - St…: http://youtu.be/Igfp7Z6-Y4M

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Re: US ARMY HURLERS - SEE THE VIDEO
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 07:17:30 PM »
That video been up before, its excellent viewing , would have been better if they'd used top level AI finals more often.

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Re: US ARMY HURLERS - SEE THE VIDEO
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 05:06:53 AM »
Have you see a game of Shinty ?

See a game below:

2011 Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final: http://youtu.be/nFB_QE726DQ

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Re: US ARMY HURLERS - SEE THE VIDEO
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 09:01:57 AM »
Have you see a game of Shinty ?

See a game below:

2011 Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final: http://youtu.be/nFB_QE726DQ

It's a great game. Very skillful. Looks like the kind of sport where a big, slow fella like myself might do ok. It seems like skill and strength are more important than speed.