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camogie

camogie  

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Essentially a women's version of hurling, was invented by female members of the Gaelic League. It was first played publicly at Navan, Co. Meath, in 1904. Unlike other Gaelic sports ...
Casement Park

Casement Park  

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A sports stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland, that is the primary stadium of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), and stages matches of Gaelic football, and hurling. It was opened in 1953, named ...
Croke Park

Croke Park  

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A sport stadium in Dublin, Ireland, named after Archbishop Thomas Croke, where the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has traditionally staged its Gaelic football and hurling matches. On the afternoon ...
extreme sports

extreme sports  

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Forms of physical activity that either challenge or trangress mainstream and dominant models of sport, or are constructed by the media as a category of thrilling sporting experiences that have ...
football

football  

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Medieval football was extremely violent, akin to modern hooliganism. Repeated attempts were made by the authorities to suppress it as dangerous, disruptive, and a diversion from archery ...
Gaelic Athletic Association

Gaelic Athletic Association  

Founded in 1884 in Tipperary to encourage Irish sports, particularly Gaelic football and hurling, at the expense of English ones, like soccer, cricket, and tennis. Its first patron was Archbishop ...
Gaelic football

Gaelic football  

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A fifteen-a-side outdoor ball game played throughout the island of Ireland by male teams who combine the skills of handling, passing, catching, bouncing (or hopping), carrying, and kicking the ball, ...
Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland  

(1924),a study of 18th‐century Gaelic Munster by the Gaelic revivalist Daniel Corkery. The title sums up Corkery's image of an oppressed and impoverished but culturally rich Gaelic world, coexisting ...
hockey

hockey  

Claims a very ancient pedigree since there are tomb‐drawings and classical reliefs showing men hitting a ball with curved sticks. Like most games, it was formalized and regulated in the 19th cent. ...
Hurlers

Hurlers  

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A group of three stone circles on the moors near Likinhorne (Cornwall) is collectively known as The Hurlers; a tale first alluded to in William Camden's Britannia (1586) claims they were once men, ...
shinty

shinty  

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(iomain or camanachd in Gaelic) is generally believed to have been introduced to Scotland along with Christianity and the Gaelic language nearly 2,000 years ago by the Irish. Shinty, or ...
sport

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For the sports that were popular before the age of mass spectator sports, see Robert W. Malcolmson, Popular Recreations in English Society, 1700–1850 (1973), especially ch. 3 on football, cricket, ...

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