Hurling is an ancient Irish sport which has been played since prehistoric times. It is an outdoor team game which is similar to modern day hockey, featuring a hard wooden or plastic ball and curved sticks used to hit the ball. Hurling is extremely popular in Ireland, and is often referred to as the "national sport". It is also played internationally, with teams from the USA, Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand competing in the sport. Hurling is the fastest field sport in the world, with the sliotar (the ball used in the game) reaching speeds of up to 120 km/h! It is an exciting and thrilling game to watch and play, and is a great way to improve fitness, agility and skill. So why not give it a go and find out more about this fascinating sport?
1) Who is the original sheild sponsor for the All-Ireland Hurling Championship?
2) How many players take to the field from each team in a hurling match?
3) How many teams can progress to an All-Ireland hurling semi-final?
4) Which of the following is NOT one of the traditional provinces in hurling?
5) In which decade did the All-Ireland hurling final first be broadcast on television?
6) How many championship games must a team win to qualify for the All-Ireland Hurling Championship?
7) What is the maximum number of substitutes allowed during a game under current GAA rules?
8) What is the only country outside of Ireland to compete in the All-Ireland hurling championship?
9) How many points does a team earn for scoring a goal in hurling?
10) In which decade was the sliotar first used in hurling?
11) What is the minimum age to compete in the All-Ireland minor championship?
12) How long is a standard hurling match?
13) What year did the curtain-raiser for the All-Ireland Hurling Championship begin?
14) How many counties have won an All-Ireland hurling title?
15) How many players are on a hurling team's bench?
16) Which county holds the record for the most All-Ireland hurling titles?
17) What is the longest period of time a game can last in hurling?
18) How many players are allowed on the pitch at one time for each team?
19) What year was the first All-Ireland hurling championship held?
20) What is the size of a regulation hurling ball?
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