History of hockey
Hockey was an idea from Europe. In Europe, there is an Irish game called "hurling". Hurling is an outdoor team game that involved the Ancient Gaelic and the Irish origin. this game has been played for over 3,000 years, and is considered to be one of fastest field sports. Each team consists of 15 players. The objective of the game is for the players to use a wooden stick called a "hurley". They used the hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar into the enemy teams goal or over the goal post for one point, or under the crossbar into a net that the goalie is protecting which is three points. One of the rules in the game is that you can only step four steps with possession of the sliotar. If a player wants to go more then four steps then they have to balance the sliotar on the edge of the stick, or bounce it. Each player must have atleast one foot on the ground at all times. Sometimes players might do a shoulder charge to other players that have possession of the ball, or some players might be even hit by the hurley, but if you wish to bash somebody with your hurley you are only allowed to use one hand to hold the stick. No protective padding is wore by the players. There is only a plastic helmet and a faceguard is enough for all ages. Hurling is played throughout the world, but is most popular among the members in Irish diaspora among North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. Though there is no professional league among those. Though in many parts of Ireland, it is said that hurling is a fixture of life.