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Shinty and Hurling are two different but related sports. They are stick and ball games which some people would find very loosely like hockey, though they are quite different to hockey. Shinty is played in Scotland and Hurling is played in Ireland. Occasionally players from the two sports play a game with each other which is a cross between the two sports, taking elements of both to form a hybrid game specifically so that the teams from the different sports can play against each other. So the Shinty-Hurling is unusual because it has been created purely so that players of two different sports can play against each other in a slightly different sport, while retaining some of the skills of their own individual sports.

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