Pics: The UK's Twitter reaction to seeing hurling for the first time is pretty hilarious
To be honest, we were expecting a reaction like this...
Sky aired their first ever GAA match last night when they showed Kilkenny's hammering of Offaly in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship on Sky Sports 3. By our own standards, it wasn't much of a spectacle because it was so one-sided so we weren't too blown away by what we saw.
But imagine if you were watching the sport for the very first time like a lot of people in the UK were, I'm sure it would have been a hell of a lot more exciting.
We did a quick Twitter search of "Sky Sports 3" this morning and what we found is pretty funny, it's fair to say we have a very unique sport indeed.
Watching Hurling on sky sports 3. Quite possibly the most bizarre sport I have ever seen.
— Andrew Bygraves (@Bygraves86) June 7, 2014
Pls What is this sport on sky sports 3
— Tom Duggan (@Duggie96) June 7, 2014
Dear Sky Sports. What the hell is this nonsense on Sky Sports 3?
— Chris Rann (@crstig) June 7, 2014
I had never heard of the Irish sport Hurling before but if you want to see it turn on sky sports 3 now. Outrageous scenes! What a sport!!
— Toby Lester (@lobytester) June 7, 2014
Watching some Garlic Football on Sky Sports 3
— Michael Stafford (@SportStafford) June 7, 2014
Got a new sport for @Prestatyn5x60 hurling! Similar to lacrosse! On Sky Sports 3 now!
— Del Morgan (@DelMorgan_) June 7, 2014
hurling on sky sports 3, contender for the most ridiculous televised sport
— Leo Freschini (@LeoFresc) June 7, 2014
I don't understand the rules, but I'm quite enjoying the Hurling on Sky Sports 3. Strange breed of football, rugby and hockey it seems.
— Luke Hastings (@LukeHastings1) June 7, 2014
Liking this Hurling on Sky Sports 3. Not quite sure of the rules but the skill involved is outrageous.
— Harry Ledger (@harryledger) June 7, 2014
What's this mad hockey stuff on sky sports 3?
— BH (@Flibidydib) June 7, 2014
No longer a total GAA virgin! Watching Kikenny v Offaly hurling on sky sports. Scary stuff, are they brave or crazy?
— David Fordham (@davidfordham) June 7, 2014
Crazy game this get it on sky more often #hurling
— rob (@robertraven3) June 7, 2014
With a reaction like that, I'm sure they'll be back for more.