William and Kate try their hand at hurling, gaelic football in trip to Galway GAA club
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William and Kate try their hand at hurling, gaelic football in trip to Galway GAA club

THIS IS one sentence we never thought we'd write: British Royals William and Kate played some hurling and gaelic football while visiting a GAA club in Salthill, Galway.

The future king and queen of England have made the most of their trip to Ireland, having poured a pint in the Guinness Storehouse, visited the President of Ireland (and his dog, Bród) and experienced traditional Irish music in Galway's iconic Tig Choilí, but they've taken it one step further in trying their hand at our national sports.

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The couple were visiting Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club, where primary school children showed off their skills and tried to teach the rookies how it's done-- and while we don't think the visitors will be playing county anytime soon, their first attempts weren't that bad.

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And it resulted in some pretty great photographs.

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Like this one, presumably taken seconds before the cameraman got a sliotar to the face.

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Kate ran some gaelic football drills with the kids, including a solo and handpass...

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But it got away from her a bit.

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The club, based in the Salthill and Knocknacarra areas of Galway, caters to adults and children for hurling, camogie, gaelic football and ladies football, and has a huge number of winning titles under their belt to prove their talent, meaning there were no better people to teach the Royal visitors the way.

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The GAA training marks the end of William and Kate's trip to Ireland, and they will return to the UK later today-- but Kate was heard telling a young Galwegian that she loved her time in Galway and would be back, this time with the kids.

But we reckon she'll be back to take to the pitch again.

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