Tahana and Will from Auroa School in New Zealand
asked us questions about sport here in Ireland.
We hope this post will tell you a little about sport in Ireland.
Greystones is a seaside town,
so there are lots of water sports to choose from.
Below are a list of sports that are played in Greystones.
We have written them more in alphabetical order
rather than in order of popularity:
Athletics, badminton, baseball, cricket,
cycling (and mountain bike riding),
Gaelic Games are very important in Ireland;
They included Gaelic Football,
hurling (played with a wooden stick and small ball),
Camogie is hurling for girls.
There is also golf, lawn bowling, rugby, soccer,
skateboarding and tennis.
Because Greystones is beside the sea there are lots of
Water Sports: angling, diving, kayaking,
rowing, swimming, sailing and wind-surfing.
People also enjoy hill walking,
jogging, running and hiking.
We know that Gaelic Games, soccer, rugby, swimming,
tennis and basketball
are very popular among the students in the school.
People support Gaelic games including Gaelic Football.
Our local Gaelic Club is called Éire Óg.
We are also very proud of Wicklow, our county team.
There are fifteen members on a Gaelic Football team
and they are allowed use their hands to strike the ball.
Strangely though people who follow soccer support
the English soccer teams more than our Irish ones.
Many children support Manchester United and Liverpool.
Both of those are English teams.
Our local soccer team is called Greystones United.
We are celebrating because Ireland
won the Six Nations Rugby Championship this weekend
in the last match of Brian O’Driscoll’s international career.