School: Coillte Críotáin

Location:
Erris, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Nóra Nic Aodhgáin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0236, Page 417

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    shorts. The Derryknochern team won.
    The ball was never kicked from one townland to the other. The refereeing was done by a man who used to stand on a high bank that was there and he used to blow a whistle for the ball to be thrown in. The type of ball used was of soft leather. It was about seven inches in diameter.
    Goal posts were put up. Other amusements were weight-throwing and hand-ball. The hand-ball was played up against ends of houses.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Christina Toman
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Brislagh, Co. Roscommon