11 Weird Sports You’ve Never Heard Of

There are a few sports that make up 99% of what we watch every day — like football, basketball, and baseball — but have you ever thought about the 1% of sports that will never be seen live on TV? Some are regional games that just aren’t that popular outside of that area, but others are just plain ridiculous. Have a look at some of the weirdest sports that you’ve never heard of.


Hurling is the fastest field sport you’ve never heard of. It was invented in Ireland over 3,000 years ago, and has been played in some form ever since.

A field-based combination of soccer, basketball, and football, players must use a stick (hurley) to get a ball (sliotar) in between the opposing team’s goal posts. More points are given if the ball goes under a goalie-guarded crossbar. Although hurling is traditionally played only by men, there is an equivalent sport for women called camogie.

Peter Mooney
Peter Mooney