January 26 1923 AD: Fantastic Game Altogether

A hurling match takes place between two small Leinster clubs: The Roundwood Heroes and the prophetically named Padraig Pearse Invigilators.

Hurleys and sliothars are in short supply and so the protagonists instead hurl the roots of ash trees indiscriminately at passers-by. This results in the lowest ever injury record at a hurling match with no players being injured and ten per cent fewer spectators than usual drawing blood. It is still known as the Officially Most Fantastic Game Altogether.

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