Hurling has always been an important sport for Belgium GAA and one in which we have achieved a lot of success over the years. The hurlers have won 6 European Championships and are the current champions having completed an impressive 4-in-a-row in October 2016. The hurling team is currently managed by Cork man and Belgium GAA stalwart, Dave Barrett, and is captained by Limerick man, Brendan O’Donoghue.
The team competes in a Europe-wide Championship that runs from May to September / October and consists of 5 tournaments. Hurling in Europe is currently a 9-a-side game (having previously been 11-a-side), which makes for face-paced, high scoring and enjoyable contests. Belgium competes against teams from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Germany, with the team that accumulates the most points over the 5 tournaments being crowned Champions.
If you’d like to get involved and join the team, newcomers are more than welcome, and we cater for all levels.
The Management team
The hurlers are in good hands with an experienced team in charge. Click here to find out more about the guys responsible for keeping the success going in Belgium hurling
What is hurling?
Good question! Hurling is an ancient Irish sport that is thought to have been played for over 3,000 years. Played with a stick (hurley) and a ball (sliotar) teams aim to score goals (under the crossbar) and points (over the crossbar) to win the game. Words wont do it justice though, see it for yourself:
Magic isn’t it? Well now that you’ve seen it, come on down and give it a try!!
If you want to join up, email: firstname.lastname@example.org