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SPORTING INTERNATIONALE – Above all else: BE BRAVE!

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Richie Foley battles to free himself from the shackles of his opponent during Abbeyside's County Senior Hurling Championship victory over Passage at Walsh Park. Photo: abbeycourtygaa.com

It is well established that the United States Sports Academy prides itself on its international flavoring on sports and recreation. In concert with this decided leaning, featured in this article is the Nashville Gaelic Athletic Club’s (NGAC) Hurling League, which is aimed toward attracting players interested in having a go at hurling, the National Sport of Ireland.

Hurling in Ireland is administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, or the GAA. Some descriptions associated with the game of hurling include…

“The fastest game on grass!”

“One of the most skill sports played today!”

“It’s like baseball, field hockey, rugby, and soccer all rolled into one game!”

“It requires agility, fitness, hand-eye coordination, strength and teamwork – and above all else: Be brave!”

For more information about the Gaelic Athletic Association, please click here.

For information on the All-Ireland Finals and Croke Park (Irish National Stadium), click here.

Hurling Defense Force. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Hurling Defense Force. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

For a brief overview of hurling, please consider watching the short video show here: https://youtu.be/fgEMvRrOCRI

For more direct information about the NGAC, who and how to contact them, and instructions for how to get involved, please click here

By Dr. Rodney J. Blackman

Dr. Blackman is the Chair of Recreation Management at the United States Sports Academy, and can be reached at rblackman@ussa.edu.

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