Hurling is one of Irelands oldest pastimes. The sport has been played for decades, but these days it’s starting see soars of popularity within the betting industry. The main reason behind this is down to the success of the bookmakers, in particular Ireland’s home grown bookies who have a large portion of their payer database being from Ireland. So it makes sense to offer up betting markets on GAA Hurling.
The expansion comes because bettors are a curious bunch. When they see new sports that they can bet on, then they often see this as an opportunity or even a challenge. GAA Hurling has definitely been a benefactor of this and now there are more people than ever betting on the sport.
Throughout IrishBettingSites.com we have tried to offer a complete guide on what GAA Hurling is and also how you can place bets on the sport. We cover everything from the basics to more advanced strategies with pretty much everything in-between.
GAA Hurling Articles
When you’re new to a sport it’s often easy to simply just jump into the first betting markets that you come across. Markets such as Match Betting will always be the bread and butter for most punters, but we have found that often the majority of value lies from other, more niche betting markets.
This article will highlight the different betting markets that you will be able to bet on how each of them works. We have tried to cover as many as possible, but you may find that these differ from bookmaker to bookmaker.
One of the reasons why so many people are put off by online betting is that they think that bookmakers are out to get them and include a load of rules, which make you jump through hoops. This actually isn’t the case and whilst there are a good number of rules in place, the way in which they are structured is to protect both you and the bookmaker from any unforeseen circumstances that may occur.
It’s imperative you are familiar with the betting rules before you get into betting on GAA hurling, which is why we have set up this article. We have tried to cover as many as possible, but they may differ slightly dependent on the bookmaker.
Behind every successful punter is a successful betting strategy. You are going to need to know how to best target the games and betting markets within the sport. If you have a background in GAA Hurling, then you are going to be at an advantage, but even if you are a complete novice, this article will be able to guide you to know what to look for from each game.
What we have tried to do here is give you a mix of basic and advanced betting strategies that you can apply. It may be that you only take one point away from out strategy article, or it may be that you use the whole article. If nothing else, this article is designed to challenge you to think about how to approach placing a bet on Hurling.
Major GAA Hurling Competitions
ALL-IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship is the most prestigious compeition in the sport. It’s been running since 1887 and includes 14 teams all battling it out to be crowded the champions of Ireland. The tournament is governed by the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) and the teams will battle for the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
The tournament actually starts off with 32 counties across Ireland and teams from within those counties will play for the right to represent their county in the 14-team finals. The tournament runs as a knockout from the All-Ireland Qualifiers, through to the All-Ireland Series, with the latter including the Quarterfinals, Semi final and then the Finals. Kilkenny are the most success Hurling team with 36 Championship wins, closely followed by Cork with 30 to their name.
NATIONAL HURLING LEAGUE
The National Hurling League is the league format for the Hurling season and has been running since 1925. It’s an amateur outfit and is represented by inter-counties from across Ireland. There are 34 teams in total and each team are split up into six divisors with promotion and relegation a vital component of the league.
The most successful team in the leagues history is that of Tipperary with 19 wins, closely followed by Kilkenny with 17 wins respectively. The winners of the Division 1A will receive the DR Croke Cup.