As part of their Irish Television Series “Colin and Graham’s Excellent Adventures” the two protagonists set up a Irish Kabaddi Team and enter the Kerala State Championships in India. The Irish Kabaddi Team lost their first game by seven points, but as they said themselves they put Ireland on the Kabaddi Map. For a Video of the Game please visit the video link in References  below.
Kabaddi is an Indian Tag Game, popular throughout South Asia, whereby a team has to tag players on the opposing team and get back to their own base without being tagged in turn in the time it takes to hold their breath. In order to ensure the players are holding their breath they have to repeat “Kabaddi” over and over again. It is India’s Regional and Traditional Sport, like Hurling in Ireland.
Map of India Showing Kerala
[M-IND] Contributor: Rainer Lesniewski (2015) india administrative map 2015 with flag [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/india-administrative-map-2015-flag-305107928 [Accessed 23 August 2022]
 Ronan McCloskey’s You Tube Page (2010) Video, Mar 10 2010 “Irish Kabaddi Team – Colin and Graham’s Excellent Adventures [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uEFHfU-zhc [Accessed 23 August 2022]
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