What sport is Ireland famous for?

What sport is Ireland good at?

In the international sporting arena Ireland can claim soccer (association football) rugby, boxing, golf, snooker, horse racing and the equestrian sports of show jumping as its’ most successful areas. In more recent times Irish teams have also found some success in athletics, cricket and rowing.

What sport originated in Ireland?

The most famous native sports are: hurling, camogie and Gaelic football.

Has anyone died playing hurling?

A doctor was called but the teenager – an apprentice electrician from Glanworth village – was pronounced dead at the scene. … A local priest had earlier performed the last rites. Mr Quinn’s remains were last night removed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

What is the oldest sport?

Polo first appeared in Persia around 2,500 years ago, making it the oldest known team sport… and one for the rich and wealthy, as team members had to have their own horse. And these games were huge – elite training matches with the king’s cavalry could see up to 100 mounted players per side.

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