Ninh explains the Rules of Hurling. A beginner's explanation of the Irish Sport known as GAA Hurling. Watch. The GAA have signed a ground breaking deal with Sky Sports, so here at Sportsnewsireland we have put together a beginner's basic rules. Neither of these sports have more than a passing similarity to hurling, although a number of hurling -shinty matches, under a set of compromise rules, have been.