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Ireland: More Than Just Cool Accents

Ireland lacrosse

Stumbled across this 2007 video, documenting a game between what were then the only two lacrosse organizations in all of Ireland.

Of course, this video does bring a few questions to mind:

– Does Ireland learn everything about us through the American Pie series?

– Am I the only person who didn’t realize Irish was an actual language, and not just an accent?

– And who is Jimmy Barry-Murphy?

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  • hurling is insane. I saw a couple games on TV when I lived in Australia and I had a couple thoughts: 1) why do Aussies care about an Irish sport? 2) why even have a goalie in hurling? I never saw even one save made. 3) I bet no one can speak Irish (otherwise known as Gaelic) when they're drunk because the dudes in this video seemed to struggle to speak it sober.

    GREAT FIND! this was really cool to see and I hope the game keeps growing over there even if I make fun of their language a little… I'm just jealous. CRAIC!

    • pretty sure a lot of people in Ireland actually call it Irish so the author wasn't really that far off. In the “Irish” language, Gaelic is a noun usually used for sports and not language. Also, maybe misleading to say the Celts spoke Gaelic because Celts were all over Europe, including the continent itself and spoke a variety of derivations. Gaels spoke Gaelic or “Irish”, which is part of the subset of the Celtic family of languages.

      • Properly yea, its called Gaelic, but can be passed as Irish.

        Good use of Wiki Connor :)

        I think a good majority of the Irish National Team is from the states. I scrimmaged against some members trying out for the Irish team at the Merchant Marine Academy a few years back, traditionally they field a decent team.

        • I wiki with the best of them! but I actually knew some of that stuff… my name is Connor (lover of Dogs) after all. and for some reason when I lived in Aussieland, I went to a lot of bars that had names in Gaelic. weird? not really. but yeah.

          I think the Irish team for this ILF is made up of about 12 americans and 12 Irish nationals… they're getting there!

  • hurling is insane. I saw a couple games on TV when I lived in Australia and I had a couple thoughts: 1) why do Aussies care about an Irish sport? 2) why even have a goalie in hurling? I never saw even one save made. 3) I bet no one can speak Irish (otherwise known as Gaelic) when they're drunk because the dudes in this video seemed to struggle to speak it sober.

    GREAT FIND! this was really cool to see and I hope the game keeps growing over there even if I make fun of their language a little… I'm just jealous. CRAIC!

  • pretty sure a lot of people in Ireland actually call it Irish so the author wasn't really that far off. In the “Irish” language, Gaelic is a noun usually used for sports and not language. Also, maybe misleading to say the Celts spoke Gaelic because Celts were all over Europe, including the continent itself and spoke a variety of derivations. Gaels spoke Gaelic or “Irish”, which is part of the subset of the Celtic family of languages.

  • Properly yea, its called Gaelic, but can be passed as Irish.

    Good use of Wiki Connor :)

    I think a good majority of the Irish National Team is from the states. I scrimmaged against some members trying out for the Irish team at the Merchant Marine Academy a few years back, traditionally they field a decent team.

  • I wiki with the best of them! but I actually knew some of that stuff… my name is Connor (lover of Dogs) after all. and for some reason when I lived in Aussieland, I went to a lot of bars that had names in Gaelic. weird? not really. but yeah.

    I think the Irish team for this ILF is made up of about 12 americans and 12 Irish nationals… they're getting there!

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