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Hurling has been granted special status by UNESCO

Hurling and camogie have been added to a UNESCO list designed to raise the awareness of important cultures worldwide. The Irish sport is now part of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, having been added to the list today.

“Hurling, or camogie (a form of hurling played by women), is a field game played by two teams which dates back 2,000 years and features strongly in Irish mythology, most notably in the epic saga of Cú Chulainn,” the description states.

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