Best Place To Watch Irish Football (2008)


GAELIC PARK in Riverdale is a bastion of genuine Irish sport in the city. On Sunday afternoons in the autumn, the howls of Irish and Irish American football and hurling spectators echo through the suburban streets. Half the entertainment for the uninitiated is deciphering the sport itself. Upwards of 30 players crowd the field and tackle, kick, and grab for possession of the ball. At $6, the experience is well worth the crawl up to the 238th Street stop on the 1 and 2. But beware: The frighteningly friendly majority is occasionally peppered with the meaner of my ruddy brethren, intent on kicking some fecking ass. I recommend a group outing, preferably with your judo club.


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