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What do you call this game?

Kerbsy
28 (62.2%)
Kerby
6 (13.3%)
Cribby
4 (8.9%)
Other
7 (15.6%)

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Author Topic: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?  (Read 1542 times)

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 09:00:17 PM »
Country yokes didn’t have foot paths or any need for it, their local game was shagging sheep
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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 09:07:50 PM »
Kerbsie in Portadown. We also played a version of football using lampposts as goals called polesy.

That reminds me. We used to play ‘cratesy’, mainly in the winter when the grass was in gutters. Borrow a couple of milk crates and play on the road. You had to hit the crate for a goal, rather than using them as goalposts.

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 09:17:19 PM »
it's a curb afaik

Bite the curb Scene from American History springs to mind. I think we call it kerb here.

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2019, 10:47:37 PM »
Kerbsie in Portadown. We also played a version of football using lampposts as goals called polesy.

what colour were your kerbsies?
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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2019, 07:12:32 AM »
Kerbsie in Portadown. We also played a version of football using lampposts as goals called polesy.

That reminds me. We used to play ‘cratesy’, mainly in the winter when the grass was in gutters. Borrow a couple of milk crates and play on the road. You had to hit the crate for a goal, rather than using them as goalposts.

Kerbsies. We played gates as well. No goalies and the gates were the goals. Used to drive the auld ones wild with the ball battering off their garden gates!!!

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2019, 09:12:43 AM »
Cribben where I grew up! Guessing someone misheard something somewhere along the way and it stuck by the looks of it!

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2019, 09:35:29 AM »
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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2019, 09:38:13 AM »
In the country we just played football. Probably explains why we always humped the townies. They were too busy throwing the ball against a kerb.

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2019, 09:40:14 AM »
Kerbsy. Never heard of cribby until this week. In Belfast when the local lads painted the edge of the footpaths with their choice of colours... what do they call them? Cribs or kerbs?

Anyway, we had loads of different rules. Catching the rebound before it hit the ground = Double points. Throwing it behind you and over your shoulder - 50 points. Every 20 you get to go to the middle of the road. If you miss while in the middle of the road your opponent gets the chance to hit you before you get back to the safety of your own side. If hit you return to zero. Great craic. Probably a lost game now.

I remember the old fella's used to play quoits in the summer evenings. Another game that has gone now.

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2019, 09:43:19 AM »
Kerbsie in Portadown. We also played a version of football using lampposts as goals called polesy.

what colour were your kerbsies?

Kerb coloured! We couldn’t afford paint on the Garvaghy Road.

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2019, 10:03:03 AM »
Generally Kerbsy in Tyrone.

Of course we don't accept any other version. Maybe have a bit of a twist over use of a K or C.

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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2019, 12:22:53 PM »
From memory it was called "kerbs" or "kerball", it seemed to be quite a local thing that could change from one housing estate to another as to what it was called though if it contained the word *kerb* in its name you kinda knew what the game is. There were no hard rules other than to score the ball must hit the kerb, with anything else agreed between whoever was playing.
Just going back to childhood games, at primary school for P. E. we often played a game called chairball that resembled netball but involved getting the ball to a team mate standing on a chair rather that put it through a hoop. Was this played anywhere else or was it a niche thing to Fintona?
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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2019, 12:23:17 PM »
in mayo its call Girly
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Re: Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2019, 02:57:33 PM »
In Derry City its called kerbsy or padsy. Never heard cribby until this week