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List Of The World's Top Sporting Attractions Features One Standout Entry

List Of The World's Top Sporting Attractions Features One Standout Entry
By Conor O'Leary
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With hurling garnering more international attention after being shown on Sky and Canadian TV, it seems to make sense that tourists would be interested in coming to a game.

Thankfully for potential tourists, the Irish economy and the GAA - the Lonely Planet are here to show tourists how to experience hurling like a local.

In amongst other great sporting events to experience with a local like the baseball at Fenway Park, football at La Bombonera, or rugby at Newlands in South Africa - hurling in Croke Park is seen as a big international draw:

Steeped in Irish tradition, Croke Park is the headquarters of both Gaelic football and hurling. The latter – a fast-moving, physically demanding game – is best watched in the national stadium, with the semi-finals and final of the All Ireland hurling championships played here in August and September.


The guide also comes with a tip on how to learn the lingo - including one of the most dumbed down explanations of what hurling is really about:

Make sure you fit in by learning the local terminology: hurley for the wooden stick the players use to hit the sliotar, the baseball-like ball which is thwacked towards the opponents’ goal.

At the end of the day though, even the lonely planet know what the experience is all about in their handy do's and don't's section:

  • Do: have a few pints of Guinness to get into the mood before kick off
  • Don’t: turn up wearing an Ireland football or rugby top

You can read the full article, with recommendations for other sports here.

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