Irish Hurling

Play Irish Hurling!

Introductory skills classes for children 4-17 years old in Penfield and Perinton! *Coming soon to Webster as well.


Learn to play the ancient sport of Hurling! Described as “the fastest game on grass,” hurling has been played in Ireland for at least 4,000 years. It is now one of the fastest growing sports in America with new clubs sprouting up everywhere, including here in Rochester. Combining the skills learned playing lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, and baseball, hurling is a full body workout. Come learn the basic skills that it takes to begin playing the game. This four session class lays the foundation on which to build your skills in order to play the game of hurling.


* no worries helmets are required and we will play no contact

Penfield Rec. Thursday afternoons

from 4:30 to 5:30 May 2 – 23

For more info and to register click HERE and type “hurling” into the keyword search field.

 Perinton Rec. Friday afternoons

from 4:30 to 5:30 May 31-June 21

Perinton registration HERE and type 226800 into the activity number field

Program location will be communicated to registrants once determined. A hurley stick and helmet with a face mask will be required, so register early. Contact the instructor at after you register to find out about getting a stick and other equipment.

*I will have a limited amount of randomly sized sticks for use if you don’t have your own.

Here is a great option for purchasing a helmet. Any helmet with a face mask will do, and could be bought used, along with other equipment you might need (cup, shin guards, etc…) locally here.

Here is an option to buy a ball (called a “sliotar”, pronounced “Slit-er”) for practice at home. *Never use a baseball as it will break your stick

Here is a great option for purchasing a stick. Consider a synthetic hurl as they last longer in our climate.

Use this chart to measure for stick size. 

Just for fun, below is an awesome full match of hurling from 2016. It is the All Ireland Senior final with more people watching in Ireland than watch the Superbowl here. Enjoy!