Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hurling with "compromise rules" in Boston

Hurling came to Fenway Park in Boston last year. Using soccer goals, the version of hurling took a bit of getting used to. Due to the smaller pitch, "normal" hurling rules would have resulted in a huge number of points. The goals-only approach successfully avoided that.

I was less happy about the use of quarters rather than halves, and the confusing (to me) countdown which was used. But it seemed to go down well with the crowd which was more used to American sports.

All in all, a hit. Definitely looking forward to the next time hurling reaches the big time in the US!

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