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New Zealand paper calls hurling 'hockey mixed with murder'

GAA is catching on in Christchurch.

THIS WEEK NEW Zealand’s Christchurch Press newspaper has taken a leaf out of actor Jason Statham’s book, calling hurling a cross between “hockey and murder”.

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The sport has seen a surge in interest in the New Zealand city following an increase in Irish immigrants coming to Christchurch to work.

The Christchurch Press reports:

Being such a skilled and complex sport few Kiwis had been involved but spectator interest was predicted to increase as awareness of the sport caught on.
It is played fast – really fast. Players are all but sprinting up and down the field, with sticks flying and a hard ball at the centre of it all. The sport is both ruthless and fascinating.

Source: UV0023

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