School: Virginia (B)

Virginia, Co. Cavan
E. Ó Raghallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1001, Page 146

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I play poor snipy. Here is how it is played. You get another fellows hands and you rub them with your hands and you try to pull them away. Here is what you say -
"Poor snipy wet and dripy. Where did you lay your eggs last night".

Any number of boys can play this game. Two boys turn their backs and the rest of the boys go and hide. They have a certain spot called a "den" and whoever gets into it without the other two boys tipping them they get away again to hide. Whatever two boys are caught last, it is their turn to be "It".