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Gaelic teams meet for hurling game

Hurling teams square off in Joplin
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Hurling teams square off in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. - The fastest game on grass comes to Joplin for the first time.

Members of the Kansas City Gaelic Athletic Club squared off against Tulsa at the Hershewe Soccer Complex.

The game of hurling goes back over 3,000 years, proving influential for other sports.

"The sport of hockey was derivative of hurling. Some of the immigrants coming to Canada, probably missing some of their hurling, said 'What do we do with all this frozen ground?' And they actually started hockey," explained Jeff Owens, Hurling Director for the KC Gaelic Athletic Club.

The teams invite interested individuals to reach out on Facebook to learn more about how to get a hurling club of your own started.

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