Hurling only requires three pieces of equipment, the camán or stick, the sliotar or ball, and a helmet. Helmets are now required for any active play, including scrimmages, to protect from incidental contact. If you come to a practice as a guest, we'll have equipment for you to use until you decide to join the club! The total cost of equipment to play is between $120 and $150, but you can spend more if you choose top of the line equipment. Optional equipment includes gloves with protective ribs on the back of the hand. The club has some inventory in stock for members please talk to a coach or board member.
Ash Hurls - $28-$50. The traditional camán or hurling stick is made from the base of the Ash tree. The base is used because it flares out and the manufacturers use the flaring area as the head, or "bas", of the hurley. Click here to see a video showing a camán being made. There are many traditional hurley makers in Ireland and one in the U.S. The company PlayHurling is a U.S. based manufacturer. The Canning Hurling Company is a former Irish hurley maker that donated a signed hurl for a St. Baldricks Foundation fundraiser. USHurling.com is an affordable, American-based retailer with reasonable shipping charges.
Where to buy
Here are links to companies that sell hurling gear online. We do not endorse any retailer.
There are several types of sliotars, including leather game balls, wall balls, First Touch large children's soft slitters and Soft Touch small children's sliotars.