VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – A union and celebration of Irish and American culture came together once more at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex Saturday morning. A number of teams from all over the Atlantic region competed in the second annual Coastal Virginia Cup Hurling and Camogie Tournament.
Hurling is the national sport of Ireland (camogie is the same game played by women), is nicknamed the “fastest game on grass,” and is arguably the oldest sport in the world.
Thanks to the Hampton Roads Hurling Club, which began around seven years ago, the tournament continues to grow. “It’s amazing,” said Jason Hall, who helped start the team and the event. “We started off last year as our first year, we had a bunch of teams here then, and it’s just grown exponentially.”
The tournament welcomed squads from Washington D.C., Raleigh, and Richmond.
And to cap off the weekend, the home Hampton Roads Hurling Club took home the cup.