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- Dec 7, 2019
The old football game of Knappan was played in West Wales. Does anyone know the full extent of the area in which it was played? (Wikipedia is very wrong with its opinion).
Not many will have heard of Cnapan, being an obscure Welsh ball game that's been effectively extinct for a century or more.The old football game of Knappan was played in West Wales. Does anyone know the full extent of the area in which it was played? (Wikipedia is very wrong with its opinion).
Doubt Cnapan has been played seriously since Rugby (Union) came to the fore in the late Victorian era.From what I'm being told it is still played on occasions and the initial area I thought it covered is in fact much wider.
The Wikipedia article on Cnapan (which hasn't been edited recently) suggests that the game originated in, and seems to have remained largely confined to, the western counties of Wales, especially Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.It was played in Northern Carmarthenshire; also South Ceredigion and parts of Pembrokeshire north of a line drawn through Haverfordwest.
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