This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 8 °C Monday 16 September, 2019
Advertisement

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”.

hockey Source: Irish People Living in New Zealand/Facebook via @IrishJaguar

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

This Australian off licence’s ‘Lick-her Here’ sign is rather amusing>

Watch Ronan Keating get into a cringetastic pretend row with an Australian radio host>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Emer McLysaght

Read next:

COMMENTS (36)