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Stopping a Ground Ball - Goal to Goal

Hurling – Fun Routine
  • Technical Proficiency icon
  • Tactical Prowess icon
  • Team Play icon

This fun game to develop the technique for stopping a ground ball challenges the players to block the ball as their partner attempts to score a goal


  • Mark out goals 5m apart using cones
  • Divide the players into pairs, one ball per pair
  • Each player in turn tries to score a goal by throwing the ball along the ground and past their partner
  • Repeat the drill for a set time

STEP Variation

Task - As the players develop, increase the distance between them and allow them to strike the sliotar 
Equipment - A large sliotar makes the technique easier to perform; a smaller sliotar makes it more difficult 
Equipment - Increase or decrease the width of the goals based on the ability of the players

Equipment required:
  • Cones icon Cones
  • Player icon Player
  • Sliotar icon Sliotar