The All Ireland Hall Of Fame Online Galleries main objective is to preserve and promote Golden Memories of Irish sports legends of past and current generations. Ireland is renowned for its sporting influence in international arenas and many claim our nation punches well above its own weight, especially in the boxing rings. The historic achievements of Irish boxers in the 19th and 20th centuries of American boxing is to a great extent unheralded or unknown by many of our current generation of Irish sports fans.
In athletics Ireland was the birthplace of many who achieved remarkable fame in foreign fields in previous centuries but in the 21st century these outstanding Irish legendary athletes are rarely proclaimed.
Soccer, Rugby and other field sports codes have also produced notable athletes over many generations and with international arenas for these codes, many Irish athletes achieved national and international fame.
Our national games of hurling, gaelic football, camogie, ladies football, rounders and handball are sports codes unique to Irish sports men and women. Primarily confined to Ireland for spectator appeal, gaelic games has never featured as international sports codes at Olympics or in international competitive arenas.
Despite the limitations of major international recognition, gaelic games has always commanded the No.1 position in cities, towns and villages in the Island of Irelandand clubs possess their own superb grounds as assets which are the pride and joy of the Gaelic Athletic Association, founded in 1884.
The All Ireland “Sports Legends” Hall Of Fame was established in 2005 and a browse through the scores of Irish sports legends, across many codes, incorporated in our Irish Heritage website, is testament to the importance and relevance of promoting and preserving, at national and international levels, the outstanding achievements of past and current Irish athletes.
Many former athletes over numerous decades are steeped in Irish sports history and are regularly featured in our Hall Of Fame Gallery. Recently retired players only qualify for our Hall Of Fame consideration and incorporation when they officially announce their retirement from international, county and club activity. Enjoy a healthy sports browse.
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