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Hurl or Hurley

  • 09-09-2017 10:36am
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,232 ✭✭✭ obi604


    I'm from Galway and where I'm from we always call it a "Hurl"

    But seems a lot of other places call it a "Hurley"

    Where are you from?
    And what do you call it?

    P.S. I'm not looking for the correct grammatical name etc, don't need a lesson on that. I already know hurl is just a shortened version of it etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,507 ✭✭✭ OffalyMedic


    Hurl Offaly


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭ v3ttel


    obi604 wrote: »
    I'm from Galway and where I'm from we always call it a "Hurl"

    But seems a lot of other places call it a "Hurley"

    Where are you from?
    And what do you call it?

    P.S. I'm not looking for the correct grammatical name etc, don't need a lesson on that. I already know hurl is just a shortened version of it etc.

    I'm from Kilkenny, it's a hurl.

    Hurley just sounds wrong to me.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 15,201 Mod ✭✭✭✭ rebel girl 15


    No silly comments here please - already deleted some rubbish from the thread


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,373 ✭✭✭ Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    In my corner of Mayo it's a hurl. Not that most of us have held one very often.


  • Site Banned Posts: 103 ✭✭ UncleAlbert00


    Strange stick thing.

    Kildare.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


    This post has been deleted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,166 ✭✭✭ Are Am Eye


    Further south you go they say hurley.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,057 ✭✭✭✭ Water John


    Down south, it would always be hurley and hurling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭ LeinsterDub


    Interchangeable at least that's my experience in Dublin


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,657 ✭✭✭ patsy_mccabe


    I like to hurl with my hurley, but I'm from Clare. :rolleyes:

    " And on the riverbank forgotten the river's name."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,353 ✭✭✭ jgbyr


    North County Cork. Always been a hurley.


  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭ waxmelts2000


    East Cork, Hurley!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,057 ✭✭✭✭ Water John


    Clare people must be X bred, Patsy. On the north south dividing line.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,654 ✭✭✭ Lisha


    North Cork- Hurley always


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,023 ✭✭✭ alias no.9


    Just to mix it up a little, I'm a Corkman in exile in Dublin and for me it's always been a Hurley but my little lad calls his a Hurl but would call his buddys a Hurley, my Hurl, your Hurley!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,057 ✭✭✭✭ Water John


    Its just historical to diff parts of the country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ Realt Dearg Sec


    Hurl in Leinster and Connacht, Hurley in Munster. It's just a regional variation, how it ever became an opportunity for knob heads to start getting on their high horse about it is beyond me. But at least it's a chance for lads to reveal themselves to be knob heads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,750 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Hurl in Leinster and Connacht, Hurley in Munster. It's just a regional variation, how it ever became an opportunity for knob heads to start getting on their high horse about it is beyond me. But at least it's a chance for lads to reveal themselves to be knob heads.

    You're all wrong. It's a caman...

    Nah, it's a hurley


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,464 ✭✭✭ Ultimate Seduction


    You hurl with Hurley in Limerick


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,245 ✭✭✭ myshirt


    Giant wooden spoon. South County Dublin.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,056 ✭✭✭ Reputable Rog


    Hurley in Clare, except for Marty Morrisey. I hate the label Hurl.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,367 ✭✭✭ lertsnim


    Always called it a hurley in Waterford.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,131 Burial.


    Hurley in Cork. Hurl would be used as a verb.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ Avatar MIA


    Players hit the sliotar with a hurley. The game is called hurling.

    North Cork

    Quick google, the GAA call the All Ireland the Hurling final.

    Although in East Derry, I think the technical name for the Hurley is ... weapon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ Realt Dearg Sec


    Avatar MIA wrote: »
    Players hit the sliotar with a hurley. The game is called hurling.

    North Cork

    Quick google, the GAA call the All Ireland the Hurling final.
    What else would they call it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,464 ✭✭✭ Mal-Adjusted


    At home in Clare, it's always been hurley but I don't recall anyone ever getting a bee in their bonnet over it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,631 ✭✭✭ Dirty Dingus McGee


    Seems to me like Hurley is a munster thing and Hurl is the rest of the country.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ Avatar MIA


    Seems to me like Hurley is a munster thing and Hurl is the rest of the country.

    Being Galway, Kilkenny, Offally, Wexford and a bit of Dublin ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,523 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005


    Hurley stick. A rare item where I grew up, but that is what we called it. Like hockey stick, golf club, tennis racket, cricket bat etc. It's in the dictionary.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog


    Hurl is the verb....Hurley is the noun......'to hurl' of course has a number meanings such as 'to puke/vomit'......to throw.......and finally alot of Hurley/hurl fans on terraces engage in 'hurling abuse at opposition players'......


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