sliotar


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sliotar

(ˈʃlɪtər)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) the ball used in hurling
[Irish Gaelic]
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It is a fantastic new initiative by the GAA and we saw umpires use the service in the camogie final last Sunday when the sliotar split the post right down the centre.
GOAL Shanahan, who finished with 1-12, blasts sliotar to the Dublin net
My group had a great time flicking, hitting and passing the ball, or sliotar, to give it its Gaelic name.
Brothers Pearse senior team manager Dominic McKenna, a keen hurler, originally from Down, then staged a Poc Fada (hit the sliotar with a hurley) and Kick Fada (kick the ball) contest.
Although it has been non-stop rugby for Warren Gatland's men since they left the British Isles at the end of last month, a number of squad members swapped tackle pads and scrum machines for a hurley and sliotar on Thursday as they unwound with a spot of hurling after training in Brisbane.
The players use a wooden stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents' goalposts either over the crossbar for one point or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for one goal, which is equivalent to three points.
SINCE the Coventry track reopening at the end of May, no dog has cost the punters more than Sliotar but surely that dismal run will come to an end tomorrow night when he looks the dot on the card in the last race at 10.
The Evan Williams-trained Deep Purple is one of eight to have been taken out, along with Tatenen, Tricky Trickster, Dream Alliance, Snowy Morning, Gullible Gordon, Meanus Dandy and The Sliotar.
The selection has nothing in hand of Blazing Bailey given their running at Ffos Las almost 12 months ago, but first time out may be the time to catch The Sliotar and Richard Johnson could have ridden stablemate Lead On.
There are two pieces of equipment - the hurley, a stick varying in length that is curved and made of ash, and the sliotar, a small leather ball similar to the one used in field hockey.
He said the game features hurleys, or flat sticks made of ash, a baseball-type ball called a sliotar (pronounced "slitter") and strikes that send the ball flying faster than 90 miles per hour.
Newmarket permit holder George Haine is hoping for a big run from his stable star The Sliotar at Cheltenham on Sunday.