Cammag this afternoon – Manx Radio

Thursday, December 26th, 2019 6:45am

Boxing Day tradition held in St John’s

One of the Isle of Man’s great sporting traditions is on in St John’s today.

The annual cammag match between the north and south of the Island takes place on the fair field this afternoon.

Related to its fellow Celtic sports of hurling and shinty, it was once considered to be the national game here.

Anyone interested in taking part should get themselves a good stick and be there in time for the start of the match at 2pm.

Culture Vannin has put together a new video explaining more about the sport.

It features David Fisher, one of the original revivalists of the game:

You can watch the full video below:


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