Friday, 15 March 2013

St Patrick's Day

 As a nod to our Irish friends Stoneballs Company wishes a very Happy St Patrick's Day to everyone. There will surely be loads of craic and laughs this weekend. Good craic is always social - something that would benefit all of us to do more of.

Lots of fun,social things happen in Ireland on St Patrick's day and Stoneballs Company have found a cracker of a link to blog about!

                                      Bol Chumann na hEireann or Irish Road Bowling!

This is an ancient game played by teams of players who basically hurl/chuck/lob/toss small metal balls down the road. It's a mix of bowling and golf, but the goal is to get it to the end of the line in the least number of throws.

The balls were originally made from stone - if anyone would like to use stone balls you know where to come. We're all for preserving past traditions.

Quite simple really. But the best things usually are.

Have a look at the video to see road bowling in action. Olympic sport?