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

The Choctaws gave Ireland a consignmentt 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.

Here is an Irish Times article on his visit: [Accessed 27 June 2019]

Here is an image of him trying the sticks: [Accessed 27 June 2019]