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Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly retires from inter-county hurling

2011 Hurler of the Year hangs up his boots with the Cats

 

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Galway’s Finian Hanley announces his retirement from inter county football

Finian Hanley announces his retirement from inter county football

21 Dec 2017
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Colm Regan RIP

Funeral Arrangements for former GPA counselling co-ordinator

It is with great sadness that the GPA learned of the death of Colm Regan over the weekend. 

 

Colm was the co-ordinator of the GPA counselling service from its inception and a very good friend of players and the GPA and we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family. 

 

Colm worked tirelessly for players during his time with the GPA assisting members when they were at their most vulnerable. Colm was always available, willing and able and was a vital person in the design of the essential counselling service we have available for all inter-county players (past and present) today. 

 

Colm will be greatly missed by all who knew him and will be forever remembered by his family, friends and the GPA. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

 

Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, New Cabra Road, on Tuesday, December 5 from 2pm to 5pm. Funeral service on Wednesday December 6, at 12.00 in the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road, followed by cremation at Glasnevin Crematorium. 

 

House private and family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

 

For full funeral details please click here: https://rip.ie/showdn.php?dn=338138/ColmREGAN/Glasnevin/Dublin

05 December 2017/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (2015)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Super 11's Hurling Rules ahead of 2017 AIG Fenway Hurling Classic

Learn everything you need to know about Super 11's Hurling

7 Nov 2017

 

Super Hurling 11s – “AIG Fenway Hurling Classic”

Fenway Park, Boston, on Sunday 19 Nov 2017

Rules

 

 

The following are the rules for the Super Hurling 11s – “AIG Fenway Hurling Classic” in Fenway Park, Boston, on Sunday 19 Nov 2017. 

 

  1. Introduction

 

Except as varied in this document the Playing Rules of Hurling shall apply.

07 November 2017/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (3989)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.7
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Everything you need to know about Super 11's Hurling

A beginner's guide ahead of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic on November 19 in Fenway Park

Beginner's Guide to the Oldest and Fastest Team Sport in the World

 

Played for thousands of years, hurling is Ireland’s legendary national game. Here are some basic facts about Super 11s Hurling, a modern free-flowing incarnation of the world’s fastest and oldest team sport.

Teams, Format & Time

Each team in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic 2017 will have 11 players.  Unlimited substitutions are allowed from the substitution zones at the side of the field.  There will be two semi-finals with the winners meeting in the final for the Players Champions Cup.  In the event of a tie there will be a penalty shootout where each team will alternate five penalty pucks. If one team is not ahead on goals after these five penalty pucks, each team shall take a further one penalty each, repeated until only one team scores.

All games will consist of two 20 minute halves and will be officiated a referee assisted by a Line Official, Clock Official and Television Match Official.  For dimensions and layout see Field Illustration.

Equipment 

A hurley:  A 33 to 36 inch stick made from ash wood, with a flattened, curved end, the bas (pronounced boss)

A sliothar (pronounced slittur): A leather ball roughly the size of a baseball.

A helmet is compulsory.

Scoring 

A goal is scored when the ball passes over the goal line into the goal cage; three points are scored when struck from inside the defensive zone (20 yards from each goal) and five for a goal struck from outside.  

Rules and Terminology

The Strike – The player uses the hurley to strike the ba

07 November 2017/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (879)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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