Hurling and History

Niall O'Dowd | Oct. 20, 2013 | Irish Central

Hurling in the Celtic Champions Classic at Arlotta Stadium

Fighting Irish fans arriving early for the USC game who happened to walk by Arlotta Stadium, usually home of the Fighting Irish lacrosse team, witnessed a unique moment.

Arlotta is a stone’s throw from the main stadium and the puzzled looks soon turned to  excitement.

5,000 or so spectators were packed like sardines into the venue to watch the first-ever exhibit of hurling, Ireland’s most ancient game, at the Mecca of Irish American sport. Among them was Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Anne Andersen making her first visit to Notre Dame.

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