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The Irish Rover: Building Moscow’s Gaelic football team

Members of the Moscow Shamrocks Gaelic football team.

By KRISTINA MOSKVINA

For the last four years, the Moscow Shamrocks has brought a flavour of Ireland’s national sport to the people of the Russian capital.

Not to be confused with “English football” or “soccer,” Gaelic football uses 15 players per team in matches lasting 70 minutes. Players can bounce, kick or pass the ball to move it down the field, but can only travel for four steps while carrying the ball. Continue reading

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U.S Air Force war games over Irish air space, disrupts major sport event

Two F-16s flying over peaceful Dublin on a quiet Saturday afternoon

Two F-16s flying over peaceful Dublin on a quiet Saturday afternoon

Croke Park is the central stadium of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association / Cumann Lúthchleas Gael), which is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation and celebrated as one of the great amateur sporting associations in the world today.

The event which was grossly disturbed by the US Air Force was the football match between Penn State v/s UCF played on the 30th of August. Continue reading

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