Friday, 13 October 2017 05:53

Kevin Armstrong Of Antrim 1940's Fame

Kevin Armstrong: Antrim's Northern Shining Star In Hurling and Football Born 1922 - Died 1992   It takes an immense belief in the sporting deeds of an Antrim hurler and footballer, one you have never seen in action and still manage to place that legend into a Hall Of Fame alongside a historic collection of Irish sports legends. The written words transmitted over several decades on the prowess of Kevin Armstrong of Antrim, have spelled out the respect he was…
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:07

Seán Flanagan - Mayo Football Legend

Captain In Successive Years When Mayo Won Sam Maguire Cup in 1950/51 Seán Flanagan's Record Up For Serious Attention When speaking of Mayo’s football icons it is not possible to stray too far outside the era of the early 1950’s when the county won the Sam Maguire Cup in the successive years of 1950 and 1951 and in the interim decades right up to 2017, Mayo are still making gallant efforts to bring Sam back to Mayo.   The heartaches…
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:38

Miko Doyle Of Kerry Left a Unique Legacy

Kerry Footballer Set A Distinctive Record Unlikely To Be Repeated    Miko Doyle, Austin Stacks, Tralee, Co. Kerry.       Born 8th April 1911 – Died 29th September 1980   Trawling through the Golden Memories of gaelic football in days goneby one historic story of a Kerry footballer who won four All Ireland senior football medals before he celebrated his 21st birthday is certainly worthy of incorporation in the All Ireland Hall Of Fame Online Gallery. Austin Stacks are a…
Monday, 02 October 2017 20:55

Shamrocks GAA Club, Shanbally, Co. Cork

Cork Carrigdhoun Club Steeped in History The Club was founded in 1898 but the origins of hurling go back to 1828 when a local Landlord Captain William Connor of the Ballybricken Estate in Shanbally first mustered a team to engage with Kilmoney from Carrigaline.  Captain Conner, Trinity College educated, was an Officer on Board the English warship Bellerophon where Napoleon handed over his sword in surrender after the battle of Waterloo. Hurling had its roots and later and even before…
Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:29

Kevin Jer O'Sullivan

One of Cork’s Greatest Footballers and an Inspiration to the Youth of Adrigole Generations of G.A.A. players were gifted with exceptional skills but on meeting many of the legends, your admiration can sway to and fro. Kevin Jer O’Sullivan of Cork 1970’s football fame is a former club, county and divisional footballer, a legend born without airs and graces and a dream interviewee for sports writers. After several years of contemplating the Adrigole legend with a specially commissioned SportsLife Tribute…
Jack Lynch - Supreme In Sport & Politics Born on 15th October 1917 under the famous and historic Bells of Shandon, on the northern outskirts of Cork city, Jack Lynch became a sporting and political Irish icon long before he bowed out of politics in May 1981. He was revered by Cork G.A.A. fans all through his life and he stood shoulder to shoulder with the famed Christy Ring in the eyes of rebel G.A.A. followers. As a sportsman and…