Hurling Club

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Hurling
Hurling club logo.png
Full name Hurling Club
Union Unión Argentina de Rugby
Founded 22 August 1922; 91 years ago (1922-08-22) [1]
Location Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ground(s) Hurlingham
Chairman Rolando Quinn [2]
League(s) Torneo de la URBA Grupo II
2012 1st of Zona Reubicación E [3]
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
hurlingclubcomar.blogspot.com.ar

Hurling Club, usually just Hurling, is an Argentine sports club, located in the Hurlingham district of Hurlingham Partido in Greater Buenos Aires. Although field hockey and tennis are also practised at the club, it is mostly known for its rugby union team, which currently plays in the Torneo de la URBA Grupo II, the second division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires league system.

History[edit]

Irish Argentine immigrants were the first to introduce the practice of Hurling in Argentina in 1887. They later formed the first team which was named Buenos Aires Hurling Club in 1900. By 1922 the Argentine Hurling Federation was founded, being Miguel Ballestry elected as first president of the club.

Two years later the club opened its first sports facilities in Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires. Although the practise of hurling was decreasing the club added other sports during the 1940s, such as field hockey and rugby union. For this reason, BA Hurling Club decided to change its name to Hurling Club, which has remained to date.

In 1945 Hurling acquired a land in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires where the club created its new facilities, completing them three years later. In 1955 the club buildings were completely burned down. The club was later rebuilt, also adding a golf course in 1963.[4]

Hurling has also a field hockey section which has become the most successful of the club, having won 12 championships to date (9 titles by men's team and 3 by women's).

Titles[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Men's[edit]

1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1969, 1983

Women's[edit]

1959, 1972, 1978

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