Podcast: Pittsburgh Hurling, the Pucas- Sean Stayduhar & Aaron Williams



The Pittsburgh Hurling Club (the Pittsburgh Pucas) is a Greater Pittsburgh hurling team and a member of the United States Gaelic Athletic Association (USGAA).  The Pucas were the Midwest Division Champions in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; they hope to reclaim the title this year (2017).  The Irish sport of hurling, at times referred to as the “fastest game on grass” or the “greatest sport you’ve never heard of,” is over 3,000 years old and combines skills of lacrosse, field hockey, and baseball.  It is a stick (hurley) and ball (sliotar) game, played by teams (of 7, 13, or 15) on a rectangular pitch with H-shaped goals at each end.  The primary object is to score by putting the ball over the bar for a point or driving the ball through the goal for three points.  Irish teams play 15 per side, while most teams in America play 13 per side.  For more information on hurling (and camogie, an Irish stick-and-ball game played by women, that is almost identical to hurling) and to answer the question: What is a puca? See the Pittsburgh Hurling Club website http://www.pghhurling.org

Show Notes:
Sean M. Stayduhar, Chairperson, and Aaron Williams, Public Relations Officer
contact info:
e-mail: chairperson@pghhurling.org

website: http://www.pghhurling.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PghHurling

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pghhurling

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pittsburghpucas

Links mentioned in the Podcast:


Carmody’s Grille on Neville Island, Podcast Interview Location and Sponsor of Pittsburgh Pucas
http://www.carmodysgrille.com

United States Gaelic Athletic Association, Promoting Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie in the USA
http://www.northamericangaa.com

Gaelic Athletic Association
http://www.gaa.ie

Founders Field, Cheswick, PA, Home of the Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Club
http://www.pittsburghharlequins.org/founders-field/

Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association, Home to the Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club and The Pittsburgh Banshees Ladies Gaelic Football Club
http://www.pittsburghgaa.com

The Climbing Wall, Pittsburgh, PA (Point Breeze)
(Profiled in FitLabPGH Podcast released 11/20/16)
http://www.theclimbingwall.net

Ascend Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (South Side Flats)
(Profiled in FitLabPGH Podcast released 2/26/17)
https://www.ascendpgh.com

Hell On Hills, The World’s Steepest 5K, Beechview, PA
(See FitLabPGH podcast released 10/2/16)
http://www.hellonhills.com

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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


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