Tallaght Tournament 17 March 2003
On the 17th March 2003, Shamrock Rovers Football Club and Notre Dame Basketball Club, both based in Tallaght, Co. South Dublin, organised a 5-a-side “Tallaght Rules” tournament, wherebt teams played “Compromise Rules” Basketball-Futsal (Indoor Soccer) matches. Each match consisted on two quarters each of Baskerball and Futsal (Indoor soccer). It was intended to introduce young people to both sports and promote their respective sports.
Soon afterwards Notre Dame Basketball Club, based in the National Basketball Arena in Tymon, Tallaght, but originally from Firhouse (also Dublin 24, where their underage teams were based) joined Shamrock Rovers and became known as Shamrock Rovers HOOPS in the Basketball Ireland Super League.
The Compromise Rules, also known as International Rules is a long tradition in the GAA, whereby similar, but different sports, from different regions of the world, play a compromise between the two sports. Other examples are International Rules Football between Gaelic Football and Australian Football, Hurling-Shinty between Ireland and Scotland, Rounders-Baseball between Irish teams and American teams, Handball-Pelota between Ireland and the Basque Country, Hurlacrosse between Hurling and Lacrosse (the Native American stick game), and Poc Fada Golf (Poc Fada is the Irish version of Golf, whereby players use a hurl r hurley to hit the ball up the side of a mountain and down the other side in as few pucks. or goes as possible).
 Anon. (2003) “Rovers and Notre Dame join forces for unique event” Tallaght Echo. Thursday, March 13, 2003. pg. 86
 Anon. (2003) “Photo Caption” Tallaght Echo. Thursday, March 20, 2003. pg. 94
Thanks to Judith Burns, Jean-Paul O’Flynn and Rose McCabe.
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