Shinty Hurl­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

SHINTY-hurl­ing is a hy­brid sport which was de­vel­oped to fa­cil­i­tate in­ter­na­tional matches be­tween shinty play­ers and hurl­ing play­ers. Shinty-hurl­ing is one of few team sports in the world with­out any ded­i­cated clubs or leagues. It is cur­rently played by both men’s and women’s teams only in tour­na­ments or once-off in­ter­na­tion­als. The women’s form of the game is called shinty/camo­gie. Ire­land are a lead­ing team in the sport, claim­ing the Hurl­ing/Shinty In­ter­na­tional Se­ries for a fourth con­sec­u­tive year in 2012. Of­ten a hurl­ing ball is used for one half of the game, and a shinty ball in the other. The goals that are those used are from hurl­ing, with three points awarded for a goal (in the net un­der the cross­bar) and 1 point for a shot over the cross­bar. A sta­tion­ary hit taken straight from the ground and shot over the cross­bar scores two points. Only goal­keep­ers may catch the ball and this must be re­leased within three steps. Play­ers may not kick the ball, but can drag the ball with their foot.

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