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1971 – The GAA lifts its ban on members playing or attending ‘foreign’ sports such as soccer or rugby.

The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) finally revokes its infamous Rule 27, commonly known as “The Ban.”

The rule banned all GAA members from playing or watching in non-Gaelic games. 145 more words

Irish History

Croker Kids Fleece Hoodie Sweatshirt Recall [US]

US/Washington: James Trading Group recalls approximately 1113 Croker Kids Fleece Panel Hooded (“Hoodie”) Sweatshirts due to strangulation and entanglement hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/GsTJH

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2015/James-Trading-Group-Recalls-Croker-Kids-Fleece-Panel-Hoodie/ 321 more words

Children

International Rules: is it worth It?

This Saturday at Subiaco Oval (Patersons Stadium) Australia will face Ireland in a one off match in the international rules series.
Heard all the buzz about it? 320 more words

September and County Loyalties.

The summer is officially nearing its end in Ireland. How do I know? Next Sunday (7th Sept.) is All-Ireland Hurling Final Day.  Like Labour Day in the US, this event effectively marks the end of summer for most Irish people (even if we happen to get an Indian summer for September!).    799 more words

History

Hurling

Hurling is said to be the world’s fastest field sport.

The wooden stick is called the hurley.

The ball is called the sliotar. It has a cork centre and a leather cover. 135 more words

General

Where Passion and Power Collide

Croke Park: Where Passion and Power Collide

The Facts

Welcome to Croke Park!

With a capacity of 82,500 people, Croke Park is the third largest stadium in Europe. 971 more words

Landmarks