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Video: Astronaut Chris Hadfield learns to play hurling

When astronaut Chris Hadfield took a trip to his ancestral home of Ireland in January he got the chance to try his hand at the game of hurling. Hurling, a popular amateur sport in Ireland, involves hitting a small hard ball with a stick made of ash. Commander Hadfield was taken through his paces by players with Ruairi Óg hurling team in Cushendall, County Antrim. And while he mastered the basics, he just “wasn’t up to Cushendall standard”. Credit: Youtube/discoverireland


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