Irish road bowling goes global

The traditional sport of "bowling" on Irish roads is getting some rare global exposure thanks to enthusiasts in West Virginia in the US.

16th August, 2012
Road bowling in West Virginia

The traditional sport of "bowling" on Irish roads is getting some rare global exposure thanks to enthusiasts in West Virginia in the US who have adopted it as a pastime.

US news agency Associated Press is running a piece today about the sport, of which it says: "Grown men and women hurl a 2-pound cannonball as far as they can down a paved country road."

"Irish road bowling is the greatest sport you haven't heard...

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