When I say “hurling,” I bet you don't think of a traditional Irish sport that reminds me of airborne field hockey
Apr. 22, 2014
Get to know hurling this Saturday - during the day, not after a long night on King Street.Continue reading
Best New Way to Get Bruised and Battered
Mar. 6, 2013
We here at the City Paper like our fringe sports. Kickball, cornhole, beer pong, the Bushido Spicy Tuna Roll Challenge. So imagine our surprise when we learned about a new sport that has found a home in the Holy City: Hurling. Like you, we had never heard of it before, and frankly, when we first did, we thought somebody was talking about curling, which is only like the best Olympic sport ever. So what's hurling, you ask? Well, it's a much-loved, traditional Irish sport that's like some WTF combo of lacrosse, baseball, and Thunderdome, and it really has to be seen to be believed. If you're interested, get in touch with the folks at the Charleston Hurling Club. We're sure they'll be more than happy to teach you how to whack a sliotar with a hurley.Continue reading
3,000-year-old sport gains new popularity in Charleston
May. 30, 2012
It's fast moving, hard hitting and requires good hand eye coordination. The sport is called hurling. It was created in Ireland about 3,000 years ago and it's the newest field sport in the Holy City.
Hurling catching on in Charleston
May. 30, 2012
The Irish national sport of hurling hasn't exactly caught on here in Charleston, but it's starting to.