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11 Americans who can't believe that hurling is a thing

The sport has plenty of new fans after the crowd caught a glimpse of it

SPECTATORS AT TODAY’S Croke Park Classic were treated to some hurling at half-time during the college football game in Dublin and were suitably amused as a result.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a foreign audience has been treated to the delights of GAA, with the British reaction to its debut on Sky Sports drawing similar levels of bemusement across the water earlier this year.

American TV station ESPN duly attempted to explain the sport to its viewers today, inviting Donal Óg Cusack (or the “Michael Jordan of hurling” as they called him) to provide some expert analysis.

Check out some of the best responses below…

1. Sarah Kelly

2. Mitch Ward

3. Alex Libardoni

4. Matthew Dillon

5. Lucas Dvo

6. Emily Jourdan

7. Pat Forde

8. Michael Sisak

9. Nick Price

10. Ben Jones

11. Mike Gross

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