Sport in Ireland

The GAA and the All Ireland Championship

Every county in Ireland has its own colours, proudly waved and worn by team supporters during the annual GAA All Ireland Championships. They have nicknames and county songs too - and …

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Gaelic Football

Probably the most popular field game in Ireland, Gaelic football is an amateur sport played in almost all counties. County teams attract fanatical support and county players are local heros. It's …

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Hurling: A traditional Irish Sport

Hurling is a traditional Irish sport whose origins go back more than 700 years and which is still hugely popular today. Its a fast paced and exciting game, played by amateurs …

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Camogie

Camogie is a women's amateur team game played at a very fast pace with a hurley and a ball, very much like the traditional sport of hurling. While camogie matches do …

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Irish Road Bowling

Rad bowling is a very old sport, now played mainly in Cork and Armagh, in which a cast iron ball is thrown along a route which follows public roads. It's something …

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Rugby in Ireland

Although Ireland is a small country in rugby terms, the game is hugely popular and both national teams and club side have enjoyed considerable international success. With Leinster currently European Champions …

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Soccer in Ireland

Soccer has been played in Ireland since 1878, and there are clubs catering for all ages and standards troughout the country. Irish soccer had a lot of success internationally in the …

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