British reactions to the Wexford vs Dublin hurling game.

Yesterday evening, the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Wexford and Dublin was shown on Sky Sports 3, much to the amusement of a number of British viewers, who were in awe at the fact that they were watching 30 grown men swinging “sticks” at one another. While many commented on the carnage that they were witnessing, others were quick to register their admiration at the speed of the game and the skill that is involved.

Twitter user Alex Case was a bit shocked by it all.

One British pub-goer likened the game to Game of Thrones.

Jack Lilly posted an eloquent description of the sport, from an outsider’s perspective.

Some viewers were confused by the scores.

Some were quick to draw comparisons between soccer and hurling.