When we mention the game of handball in Ireland the image that immediately spring to most people’s minds would a large concrete structure. The origins of the game however are of ball playing against any flat surface. The medieval annul of St. Foix. written around 1300 A.D.. describes a rebound game which consists of receiving the ball and driving it back against a wall with the palm. In this podcast we hear John Murphy from Cregduff describe such a game which he played in his youth against the wall Regan’s shed in Clonboo.
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