They play some kind of weird form of lacrosse in this town
For the Nowlan Park - which I understand is a hurling venue - thread in two weeks we'll need more info on this particular sport.
I actually asked one of my Irish colleagues at work if hurling was like Lacrosse, but she had never heard of Lacrosse.
i'll have to leave it ti slane or another irish laker to explain how hurling is totally different to lacrosse but to me they are similar in some ways here is a definition i gfound
"First, the basics. Hurling is best compared to lacrosse. Hurling is an outdoor ball-and-stick game played with fifteen players on a field larger than a soccer pitch. Whereas lacrosse is played with netted sticks, hurling is a played with a flat wooden club, and the ball is struck by swinging the stick vice flinging it as in lacrosse. Hurling players can catch and carry the ball in the hand, but can only pass it by hitting it with the stick, kicking it, or slapping it by the hand."