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Hurling: World's Fastest Game
"This quiz deals with the rules of the game of hurling and also with its history."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Hurling differs from many other field games in that the positions on the pitch are mainly rigidly fixed. However, one position which is the same in nearly all games is the person who guards the goals. What is this person called in hurling?
The stick used to play the game is known as a hurl, or a hurley. What wood are they traditionally made of?
When taking a sideline ball, the ball is placed on the ground. The player then tries to hit it in such a manner that it will rise and travel up to 20 meters. What is the name of this maneuver?
Defense in hurling can be quite difficult as you are not allowed to physically manhandle the attacker. There is a technique which can be developed to defend from behind, whereby the defender puts his hurley under the attacker's hurley, causing his swing to be skewed, and also causing him to miss the ball. What is this technique called?
A player is allowed to take only four steps with the ball in his hand. However, it may be thrown onto the hurley and balanced there. Once the ball is on the hurley, the player can take as many steps as he wishes. What is this technique called?
The G.A.A. is the body which governs hurling, and also Gaelic football and handball. What does G.A.A. stand for?
Gaelic Athletic Association
Gaelic Assertion of Athleticism
Gaelic Association of Athletes
Gaelgeorí Athletes Association
Hurling is unusual in that it is an amateur sport, even though it is played at a very high level, and demands huge commitments from those who play it at senior level. However, in 1999, a group had been set up to look after the interests of the players. Which group was it?
Gaelic Association of Players
Gaelic Players Association
Foundation for Gaelic Athletes
Gaelic Hurling Association (GHA)
The first All Ireland Hurling Final was held in 1887 between Tipperary and Galway. Who was the victor?
Galway by two goals and a point
Tipperary by two goals and a point
Tipperary by a goal and a point
Galway by a goal and a point
One of the greatest exponents of the game of hurling was Corkman Jack Lynch. After his retirement from sport, he went into politics. What political position did he attain?
Hurling is an extremely ancient game, indeed, it pre-dates recorded in Irish history. It is first mentioned in papers on which are written fragments of law. From what time do these papers date?
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