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For the Love of Gaelic Games

Of two things I am positive: Irish sports are some of the most exciting games to partake in, and I should stick to watching as opposed to actually playing.
This weekend, more than half of the Champlain Abroad Dublin students attended Experience Gaelic Games, an almost four hour session where we were taught the art of three of Ireland’s most popular sports—handball, hurling, and Gaelic football. There was time devoted to each to learn the basics, work with a partner to put passing techniques into practice, and finally to play a match.
I’ve never been athletically inclined. Growing up a dancer, with the only equipment needed being performance shoes and a ballet bar, I’ve been so out of the earshot of sports. In gym class throughout school, I would stand back and let everyone else duke it out on the court or field, and follow the herd of kids running towards the ball in play. But I was pumped for the day. New sports, new me, right?

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Champlain Abroad students learning hurling techniques

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Experience Gaelic Games

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than in the sunshine with friends? Easy, adding Gaelic Games to the equation! We took 14 students to Experience Gaelic Games where they got the chance to learn about and play Gaelic Football, Hurling and Gaelic Handball. Compared to the likes of basketball, American football and hockey that […]

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