School: Ráth Maoláin (roll number 16131)

Rathmullen, Co. Sligo
Laoise Ní Ruairc

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Games I Play

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0185, Page 0594

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I play hide and go seek and high windows foot ball hand ball tug of war marbles.
In winter time I play indoor games such as dollóg cards skipping. I play football and hand ball and high jumps and many other games at school.
Sometimes we have races to see who is the best runner.
Other games we sometimes play are the three-legged race and the sack race. The sack race is a hard race because it is very difficult to run with a bag around ones feet.
The egg and spoon race is not usually won by the best runner. He who has the steadiest hand usually wins this, but it is not easy to keep the egg steady on the spoon. At Hallow eve I play a of games ducking and I hang an apple out of the roof and try to catch it in my mouth.

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