Pic: The Bloomberg News description of hurling is quite something 8 years ago

Pic: The Bloomberg News description of hurling is quite something

We’ve heard it called the fastest field sport in the world and the greatest field sport in the world but we don’t think we’ve ever heard the game of hurling described quite like this before.

Fans of the small ball game don’t need to be asked twice to wax lyrical about the game and the descriptions of it this year have been even more eloquent and complimentary after one of the most open and exciting championships in years.

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No matter how you’ve heard hurling described in the past, however, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard anything close to how it is explained in a Bloomberg News article (see below) about Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, of whom it is said that he was once competitive at the sport.

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Pic via Reddit/AlatartheBlue

‘A warlike ballgame played on foot with clubs.’ We’re not sure whether hurling folk should take that as a compliment or an insult even if the language used harks back to a time when Cu Chulainn himself first played the game years and years ago.

Get the folks at Bloomberg a couple of tickets to the All-Ireland Hurling Final replay and let’s see what they’ll come up with then.

Hat-tip to GAApics.com for giving us the heads up