Camogie Calls it a Sliotar

Camogie is an all female sport that is played all over the world but is very prominent in Ireland. Camogie is Hurling but for women. Players to use a wooden stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar  between the opponents’ goalposts. If the ball goes over the crossbar, the scoring team earns one point. If the ball goes under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper, the scoring team earns one goal, which is equivalent to three points.

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Foosball – One Size Does Not Fit All

Table football or table soccer are other names that are commonly used for the recreational room sports game of Foosball. This game is similar to the game of soccer (football) but is an indoor game that is played with semi stationary characters attached to a horizontal rod in a larger box. The object of the game is to get the ball into the opponents goal; the team with the most points is the winner.

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Skeet Shooting – They Call it a Ball

Skeet shooting was first created in 1920 to help hunters improve their wing shooting skills. From its popularity this past time has turned into a competitive sport that is even played in the Olympics. The game is played where two targets are shot from different houses that are across a field from each other. The shooter uses their shotgun to hit both targets before they hit the ground.

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Woodball – Invented in Taiwan

Woodball was invented in Taiwan that has similar characteristics to goal; but instead of putting the ball into a small whole  the ball roles through a small gate like croquet. This sport was picked up and turned into a game that is now played internationally.

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Fistball is Similar to Volleyball

This game is similar to volleyball with the main difference being that a fist and your arm are the only thing that can hit the ball over the net. Fistball is played competitively all over the world and there are specific rules and regulations for game play.

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Swamp Football is a Muddy Experience

Ever wish football(soccer) would be a little more exciting? Swamp football might be the sport for you! This sport is similar to the traditional game with minor changes, one of them being that it is played in a bog or swamp. This sport is played over seas in countries like Brazil, Finland, Iceland, and Russia.

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Royal Shrovetide Football

Could you imagine playing football for two eight hour periods on a “field” where the goals are three miles apart? If you want to play royal shrovetide football in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, this is something you can expect. The game is played against the North and South sides of the town and the goal is to push your opponent all the way to your end zone. This game is played twice a year on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

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