Carrabane National School, Athenry


We like many sports in our school but the most popular are hurling and gaelic football. The sports are mostly played in Ireland.

Hurling is played with an ash stick and a small leather ball called a sliothar. 15 people play on each team and people say that it is the fastest field sport in the world. It is a bit like hockey but all players are allowed to catch the ball.

Gaelic football is the most widely played sport in Ireland. All players can catch and kick the ball. It is a very fast, tough and exciting game.

Kerry beat our favourite team, Galway, in the final of this year’s All-Ireland Championship!!

You can learn more about these games at:

Traditional Irish music and dance are popular all around the world. The dance spectacular, Riverdance is world famous. We are also very proud of our modern musicians like U2, Westlife, Boyzone, The Corrs and B*Witched.

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