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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Playing Stickball in Choctaw Nation 2018

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Stickball is a Native American (Choctaw) sport similar to Baseball.

The Choctaws gave Ireland a consignment of grain during the famine as they could identify with the starvation. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar paid the first ever visit by a sitting Taoiseach to the Choctaw Nation on St. Patrick’s Day 2018, and played a bit of Stickball.

Video Footage (Cherokee Nation Stickball 2016)

Cherokee Nation Stickball 2016

References

Websites

[1] Irish Times (2019) Choctaw Generosity to Famine Ireland Saluted by Varadkar [Internet] Available from:  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/choctaw-generosity-to-famine-ireland-saluted-by-varadkar-1.3424542 [Accessed 27 June 2019]

Media

[2] Cherokee Nation You Tube (2016) Cherokee Nation Stickball [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5XXOEPCro0 [Accessed 25 March 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Little Mountain (Belfast Sliders Softball)

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 March 2021

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