Origins of hurling in Ireland – image presumed to be accurate.

Unesco has added the Irish sports of Hurling and Camogie to their list of “Protected Cultural Activities”.  I am not sure what “protected” means here (and I am too lazy to find out – hey! Its nearly 2020, in the age of fake news, people don’t have to look deal with reality if they don’t want to. 

If you do want to explore a bit of reality though, there is a comprehensive look at what we actually know about the origins of Hurling here,  from Aidan O’Sullivan at the UCD school of Archeology.