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What was the original sport played in Ireland?

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September 02, 2010 11:07PM

Hurling. It is thousands of years old and is among the oldest sports in the world. It is still extremely popular in Ireland today, but is not widespread in other countries.

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Caid, the precursor to Gaelic Football. (see link)

Both sports were banned when the British ruled Ireland.