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WELCOME TO HURLING CLUB of Buenos Aires

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We are delighted to be hosting the Hurling Club of Buenos Aires this weekend.

It is a party of 2 teams and 80 supporters!

There are 2 matches on Friday 24 February, the first at 5pm and the second at 7pm – both in College Park, weather permitting.

Hurling Club, usually just Hurling, is located in Buenos Aires. As its name implies, the club was established in 1922 as a hurling team. Other disciplines hosted by Hurling are field hockey, gaelic football, rugby union and tennis.

The rugby team currently plays in the Torneo de la URBA Grupo I, the first division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires league system.

Hurling is also notable for being the only club that hosts the practise of gaelic football in Argentina.

Irish immigrants had been the first to introduce the practice of hurling in the country in 1887. They later formed the first team which was named “Buenos Aires Hurling Club”, in August 1900. World War 1 brought with it the import of hurleys was interrupted, as a result, the practice of hurling ceased until the war came to an end. In 1920, several clubs such as Buenos Aires, Mercedes, Wanderers and Bearna Baoghail, met to find a field to play hurling. As none of the clubs had an own field, the first games were played at Club Singer.

As the practise of hurling decreased (due to problems in importing the hurleys), some of Hurling’s members began to introduce other sports to the club, such as men’s field hockey and rugby union, whose first practises were in 1941. The jersey chosen was green, white and orange in horizontal strips, that would be worn until 1956.

In 1945 Hurling acquired a land in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires where the club created its new facilities, completing them three years later. In 1955 the club buildings were completely burned down. The club was later rebuilt, also adding a golf course in 1963.

For more information visit their website http://hurling.com.ar

or, even better, follow their trip on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HurlingClubArg/posts/1768300400156025

Bienvenidos amigos!

#aUniqueUniversityRugbyExperience

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