Hurling is known to be the oldest spectator sport in recent years. However, it became an official sport in 1884. It gained popularity when the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) named it under its association. So hurling as a sport in history stretches back over 3000 years. But the history of Ireland Hurling needs to be clarified.
Sport with stick and ball, essentially the hurling, found in legends and myths. This sport was also related to Scotland’s Shinty game. Isle of Man’s Cammag game and England and Wales’ Bandy game.
Some of the reports state that Hurling was played from the 14th century and was a sport for squirearchy and farmers of Ireland. When Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) promoted this Irish sport, it came out into a more organised form. So, spectators witnessed it as an organised sport, featuring various championship tournaments annually in Ireland. The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship is the most prestigious among the championships and is dominated by Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary counties. The sport features various top championship tournaments and less-known championship tournaments.