No visitor to Ireland should leave without having the oldest games in the world – Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie, all of which are something of a national and local obsession.
Hurling has been played in Ireland for more than 3,000 years and is reputed to be the fastest game on grass. Co. Limerick has a proud history of playing hurling at a parish and county level, as well as Gaelic Football and, the women’s game Camogie. And, the ultimate goal for every county is a place in the final of the annual All-Ireland hurling or football competition, played at Croke Park, and a chance of winning the prestigious Liam McCarthy and Sam Maguire cups.
The local Adare hurling team has enjoyed much successs in recent years and a trip to see the Senior or any underage team play would be something truly unforgettable.
To find out where you could watch a local Adare match, check www.adaregaa.ie for details.
To find out where you could watch a Limerick match, visit www.limerickgaa.ie.