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History of Ireland

What is Ireland's primary national sport?


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January 08, 2013 2:25AM

Gaelic Football and Hurling are the 2 major national sports in Ireland. They are run by the G.A.A (Gaelic Athletic Association) or Cumann Lúthchleas Gael in Irish.

Handball is actually another of the Gaelic games; note this is not the same as the handball from the Olympics, it was traditionally played with 2 players hitting a small rubber ball against a large free standing wall with the aim of stopping your opponent returning your hit, the ball may only bounce once after hitting the wall.