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Penn State football players try out traditional Irish sports

Penn State opens its football season against UCF Saturday in Dublin, Ireland. So after Thursday's practice, the team got to give some local sports a shot.

With the help of the local Gaelic Athletic Association, the Nittany Lions gave hurling and Gaelic football a shot.

Hurling, for the uninitiated, is kind of like a combination of field hockey, lacrosse and baseball. It's pretty awesome.

Gaelic football looks sort of like a more free-flowing version of rugby. It is also awesome.

Penn State's players were not nearly as skilled at either sport.

Thankfully some actual hurlers were kind enough to show them how it's done.

- Dan Gartland