School: Béal Átha Conaill (2)

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
M. Laing

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Games I Play

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 052

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1. Football
2. Hurley.
3. Marbles.
4. Tig.
5. High Windows.
6. Frog in the Well.
7. There was an old woman who lived alone.
8. The farmer wants a wife.
9. Cat and dog.
10. Paddy from Cork.
11. Nuts in May.
12. The grand old Duke of York.
13. Blind man's buff.
14. Round the green gravel.
15. Ludo
16. Thread the needle Dan Dan sew.

The way to play marbles is I make three holes in the ground about 2 feet from each other. Then the boys stand behind the last hole and throw their marbles to see if they can get in to the first one. Then the first boy shoots his marble till he misses a hole. Then the second one shoots till he misses and so on like that. When a boy gets 10 holes if he hits any other marble, who ever owns it has to lift it. This goes on till they are all hit but one and whoever owns that one he

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