Other World Team Sports

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Polo (Iranian)

Ireland Polo

Ireland Polo

Federation of International Polo European Championships (Editions): 2016

Picture Credit: Pexels Free Photos

Kabaddi (Indian)

Trinity Indian Society; Pro Kabaddi

Irish Kabaddi Matches

Kabaddi Trinity Indian Society 2013

Pro Kabaddi:

Pro Kabaddi (India) 2013-Present

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Sepak Takraw (Malaysia-Thailand)

UCD Sepak Takraw; Sepak Takraw League (Malaysia)

Irish Sepak Takraw Clubs

UCD Sepak Takraw Club 2014-Present

Sepak Takraw League

Sepak Takraw League (Malaysia) 2015-2016

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Stickball (Oklahoma Native American)

Oklahoma Stickball

Choctaw Stickball: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Playing Stickball in Choctaw Nation 2018

Mesoamerican Ulama / Pok-ta-Pok

Ulama is the ancient sport of the Native Aztec (Mexica) and Maya of Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras). It is played with the hips, with two teams trying to propel the ball past the opposing team and has been played since 1400 BC. It is known as “Pok Ta Pok” to the Maya and “Ulama” to the Mexica.

The Juego de Pelota Mesoamerican Ulamaztli Championship is an Annual Regional Competition in Teotihuacan, Mexico City, the seat of the ancient religious / ritual centre, and where the most impressive ancient Ball Court is to be seen.

The Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament is the Annual World Cup basically, bringing together teams from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

Mesoamerican Ulama Pok-ta-Pok

Ulama (Pok-ta-Pok)

Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament (Ulama World Cup)

Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament 2017-2018

Juego de Pelota Mesoamerican Ulamaztli Championship (Teotihuacan, Mexico)

Juego de Pelota Championship (seasons): 2017

Picture Credit: [1] Amber Griscaye (2017) Mexico v Belize in re-creation of the Maya Ball Game Ulama [Internet] Available from:https://ambergriscaye.com/photogallery/art/belize-maya-team-win-ball-game.jpg [Accessed 28 June 2019]