Welcome to the Allentown Hibernians Hurling Club

The Allentown Hibernians Hurling club is a amateur sports team dedicated to promoting the sport of Hurling in the Lehigh Valley. We are welcoming men and women aged 17+ to our club. Through out the spring and summer we will be hosting beginner clinics for all those new to the sport. We will also be starting a youth program in 2014. Explore our website to find out more and contact us if you could like to play.

WHAT IS HURLING?

Hurling is termed "The Fastest Game on Grass" and it combines a wide variety of skills, including those of baseball, lacrosse and hockey. It is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin dating back for over 3,000 years ago. The object of the game is for players to use a wooden stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents H shaped goalposts. The Sliotar can be struck over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for one goal, which is equivalent to three points. The sliotar can be caught in the hand and carried for not more than four steps, struck in the air, or struck on the ground with the hurley.

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