School: Beale (1) (roll number 7660)

Beal, Co. Kerry
Martin Beasley
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0399, Page 075

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  1. Game 'Cap Ball'
    When boys are going to play a game of cap 'ball' they gather all their caps or hats and they place them in a row in the middle of the floor or near a wall. Then they would get a ball. When all was ready one boy would stand a good distance away from the caps and he throws the ball into one of the caps and whatever boy that cap belongs to gets the ball and he throws it after the boys that all run away and if he strikes a boy with the ball there is a pebble put into that boys cap and if he fails to strike the boy there will be a pebble put into his own cap. The game goes on in this way each boy takes his chance until some boy has 4 or 5 pebbles in his cap and then he gets that number of strokes from each one of the players. This is a great game, boys take great interest in this game
    Patrick Mulvihill
    Co. Kerry
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Leansaghane, Co. Kerry