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    Hi Dave,

    In the boyhood deeds of Cú Chulainn, he plays hurling (iománaíocht), well, shinty (camanachd) is basically the Scots version of the game – the main difference is that the Irish game has a flattened hurling stick, a bit more like a paddle, whereas the Scottish game has a rounded stick, almost walking stick shape. They’re very ancient games indeed, perhaps among the oldest documented in the world. Wales has a similar sport, bando, and Cornwall may have had, I believe, a form of hurling that was lost – today’s Cornish hurling is more like the old village-country “football”, except it’s played with a small, silver ball – it seems that any version of a game with sticks, if it was indeed played that way, died out long ago.