Irish Kabaddi Team in Kerala State Championships 2010


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 [1] 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.

Kabaddi Photo

[P-IND-2] Photo Contributor: Snehal Jeevan Pailkar (2019) Mumbai, India – April 12, 2019 : Indias regional sport Kabaddi practiced by kids at local Mumbai ground [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 August 2022]

Map of India Showing Kerala

Eirball’s Irish Kabaddi Map of India – Map by Rainer Lesniewski with Irish Flag added to Kerala State Showing location of Irish Kabaddi Team’s 2010 entry into Kerala State Kabaddi Championships [References: M-IND and 1]

[M-IND] Contributor: Rainer Lesniewski (2015) india administrative map 2015 with flag [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 August 2022]


[1] Ronan McCloskey’s You Tube Page (2010) Video, Mar 10 2010 “Irish Kabaddi Team – Colin and Graham’s Excellent Adventures [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 August 2022]


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