PSU Breaks for Gaelic Games in Ireland

PSU Breaks for Gaelic Games in Ireland

On Thursday the Nittany Lions got to take a break and take in a little Irish culture.
The Penn State Football team is one hundred percent focused on Saturday's game with Central Florida.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - The Penn State Football team is one hundred percent focused on Saturday's game with Central Florida.

But on Thursday they got to take a break and take in a little Irish culture.

For all the talk of a business trip for Penn State Football, there is a little fun to be had here in Ireland.
On Thursday, the Nittany Lions are learning some of the Gaelic games.
 
All of the players got a hands on try at two of the major sports in ireland, hurling, a game similar to a mix of lacrosse, baseball and hockey.

The also played Gaelic Football.

Croke Park, where Penn State plays Saturday, hosts the national finals for both of the centuries old games.
 
Penn State Head Football Coach, James Franklin said, "Sports are very important in this country, so I think the who thing has been surreal in a lot of ways. But we think about history in our country, we think about what 200 years. You talk about history in Europe, places like Ireland, it's on a whole 'nother level."


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