- Feb 1, 2019
- Ontario, Canada
Edit to add that in Scotland I'd probably say shinty unless I thought about it. I think there's an annual Irish/Scottish match.
Slimmer weapons ... er ... sticks!
So what sport is it in Canadian?You've probably never watched English school girls playing hockey .. I did as a school boy and those girls were SAVAGE BRUTAL with their sticks on their opponent's shins.
I can name two which are considered "female" sports:
Field hockey which uses hockey-like sticks (but heavier) and yes shins etc are attacked very vigorously, which is played on grass. I played it in phys ed. and always chose defence, which I was good at and I was not involved in any of the forwards' shin cracking. That is actually one sport I enjoyed.
Ringette, which I have never played, which is on ice with a stick and a ring. I have the impression that it was devised when women were not allowed to play ice hockey.
Of course women play full ice hockey. One of my SILs played into her 40's (amateur league). She always told me that women were quite aggressive players. Think again field hockey, but on ice.
And I'm still in the dark about hurling.