The Tiny Footballers

Some years ago there was a man living near Ballyroan who used work for a farmer in Colt. One evening in summer he was returning home from work. He used cross fields as a short cut and after he had passed through the bog and entered Ballyroan he saw a number of tiny men kicking a football. He watched them for quite a long time, and in the end one of them came over and addressed him thus: " Kick the ball, Jimmie!" and at this he made several attempts to kick it, but no matter how near it appeared to him he was unable to hit it. The game continued for quite a long time, and in the end his turn came, and he struck the ball. When he did so, he fell in a dazed condition on the ground, and when he recovered the little men had disappeared.

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