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shinty - Game, History, Competitions, Summer Shinty, Shinty Abroad

goals stick ball

A twelve-a-side stick-and-ball game originating in Ireland more than 1500 years ago, taken to Scotland, and now popular in the Scottish Highlands. The playing field is up to 155 m/170 yd long and 73 m/80 yd wide with two goals, known as hails, at each end. The object is to score goals by using the caman (stick) to propel the ball.

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