School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Theresa M. Hurley

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Games I Play

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 406

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Girls play the following games:-
1. Girls in town
2. Colours
3. Skins
4. Blind man's buff
5. Going to the shop
6. Bear
7. Four corner fool
8. Dots
9. Fox and goose
10. Tug of war

Four Corner fool:
It is usually five that play this game. Four take corners and one is left without anyone. The four that have corners must change from one corner to another until the fool gets one and the one that loses his corner is the fool.
Boys play the following games:-
1. Football
2. Hurling
3. Fishing
4. Hunting
5. Spinning
6. Jumping
7. Racing
8. Hand-ball