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WATCH: U.S. Comedian's Dumbfounded Reaction To Watching Hurling Is Gas

By James Fenton

July 18, 2019 at 10:13am


For centuries, the sport of hurling has captivated Irish people both and home and abroad. In more recent times, the sport has attracted attention outside the diaspora, particularly since Sky Sports started showing games over in the UK.

While the 'non-Irish people react to the madness of hurling' shtick might have gotten old a while ago, the bemusement of this American comedian when watching or national game is pretty funny.

Josh Pray has over 160,000 subscribers on YouTube and this week he treated them to a video of his sheer shock at watching hurlers belting a ball, and each other, around a field at a hundred miles an hour.

In in, he apologises to us for thinking all Irish people do is "throw a few back, have the reddest of hair and talk with a dope accent." Alright mate, bit much but apology accepted.

He then goes on to describe the sliotar as a "pool table-sized ball" and adds his admiration for all those brave enough to play hurling, particularly the goalkeepers. Josh speaks of how he'd never be brave enough to play the game and, with respect, hopes we keep it over here where it belongs.

The whole clip takes just over three minutes and can be viewed below.

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