the fastest is handball
No it's not Ktos. Hurling is the fastest sport played on grass and that's a simple fact. Of course there are ball sports where the ball can reach high speeds but what makes hurling unique is that the ball is continuously in play and consistently belted around the field at over 100km per hour, I think the fastest recorded ball was about 180km. Get out on a hurling pitch and see how it feels compared to handball. And we have handball in Ireland. We've been playing it since at least the 15th century. It's believed we picked it up from the Basques who traded with Ireland.
we did not have the time nor the funds to play games
And you think the Irish did? Do you know anything about Irish history?
If my country was the invader time and time again it could also indulge itself in ancient competitions as national luxury
And when pray tell me, did the nation of Ireland ever invade anyone? Native Irish who left Ireland when it was under English rule, certainly fought in foreign armies. For example there was an Irish legion in Napolean's army, at the same time as the Polish legion. Ireland was the only foreign legion to whom Napolean awarded the Eagle.
despite poverty we cultivate our culture
Again, do you actually know any Irish history? Time and time again one can read accounts written by those who visited Ireland and were horrified at the conditions they saw there. Here's a little taster for you:I have seen the Indian in his forests, and the Negro in his chains, and thought, as I contemplated their pitiable condition, that I saw the very extreme of human wretchedness; but I did not then know the condition of unfortunate Ireland.
(Gustave de Beaumont, French sociologist, 1835)
During those years the Gaelic sports waned somewhat, especially when the conditions referred to above were succeeded by repeated Famines. Despite dying of starvation and related diseases such as cholera and typhoid, we did actually manage to preserve the music.
Ireland can't even keep Its castles
There are still quite a few intact. As for the ruined ones, again, if you knew our history you'd know why they're in ruins.
lack of self criticism
You couldn't find a people more self deprecating than the Irish, the first to laugh at themselves and their own absurdities.
the archery competition in Tuchola town
And that's great and beautiful and to be celebrated, but it means precisely zip to your average Pole whilst in Ireland the Gaelic sports are still very important to a large chunk of our population.
you play on it
I take people as I find them Ktos, regardless of nationality. You have a very peculiar view of the world which will cause you to become more and more isolated and unhappy if you persist in it. I'm simply giving you an alternative perspective.
educate yourself before
And I suggest you do the same when writing about Ireland of which you clearly know absolutely nothing.
we were taught Sabre skills
Mr Atch's grandfather was in the Cavalry. When Mr A was a baby his grandmother left him in the garden in his little cot or whatever and Dziadek, going out to check on him, saw a rat sitting on his chest! Quick as a flash Dziadek runs in to the house, grabs his sabre which is hanging on the wall in the living room, rushes outside and decapitates the rat with one swift stroke. Cue outrage from Babcia ' You old fool, do you want to kill the child etc?' But those Cavalry men they knew their stuff!