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nifkin420 t1_j4fogcp wrote

No, the GAA promotes traditionally Irish games like hurling, camogie, gaelic football, etc. The FAI is what you’re thinking of.

Edit: ok cool downvote me even though I fucking live there lol


DesignInZeeWild t1_j4gr3fm wrote

I’m upvoting you and now Googling what camogie is.

Edit: For those wondering, it looks like lacrosse. (I couldn’t tell you the difference unfortunately). Anyway here’s the (mobile) link for easy reference:


Majorapat t1_j4gwc2x wrote

To be fair, due to the historical record of Hurling / Camogie dating back to the 5th century, you could argue that it should be said, that Lacrosse is like Hurling/Camogie.

Here's a match on youtube if you fancy a watch


KingWrong t1_j4hfja3 wrote

calling football gaa is pretty common. that or bogball


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mikehoncho9 t1_j4fw12w wrote

I'm Irish and call it soccer


Cullly t1_j4fyaus wrote

Both are correct in Ireland.

  • Tá mé ag imirt sacair: refers to OPs type of Football (Soccer/Association Football/whatever).
  • Tá mé ag imirt peile: refers to Gaelic Football specifically.

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Cullly t1_j4fzmaf wrote

It's not Americanisation.

Our word for that sport in Irish is literally "Sacar" (pronounced Soccer), and always has been.

Both Football and Soccer are used interchangably here for that sport.

Gaelic Football is also mostly just called Football.


bigthickdaddy3000 t1_j4fzt2q wrote

Americanisation? Pretty sure the UK is the only English speaking nation that calls football, football everywhere else it's soccer lol


Cullly t1_j4fzdvs wrote

Soccer is often referred to as Soccer OR Football here. There is no one or the other. It is and always will be referred to both here.

"Football" also means Gaelic Football. It depends who is saying it.

Also, Why are you people saying "there". Do you not live in Ireland?


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Cullly t1_j4g0eex wrote

> I had never heard anyone in Ireland refer to it as soccer except when laughing at Americans for calling it that.

That's just your group then.

Go here:

Guess what? all refer to it as soccer.

What's the word in Irish for it? "Sacar".

How the fuck did you ever live in Ireland thinking that is isn't called soccer here.

It's commonly called both.

EDIT: also if you watch the Six One news every day, they almost exclusively call it Soccer there too.

EDIT2: lol they deleted it because they realised how wrong they were.