Understanding The Kirkwall Ba Game

Loveable Loser

Ever known of a sport that’s teams consist of whether they’re from the upper part of a town or the lower part of a town? Or that you could put a slipknot track on in the background and most people would think it’s just another one of those mosh pit things? Well if you have then you must’ve stumbled across this in an article or a YouTube video, or you’re from the town of Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland where this game is played.

The Kirkwall Ba game or simply known to the residents as the Ba game is a form of medieval football that is played only twice a year on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in the town of Kirkwall on the Scottish Island of Orkney. A game that dates back to the 1650s in the town according to librarians, but sworn by some residents it dates back…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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