Sunday, 08 October 2017 04:44

John Twomey's Lifetime GAA Involvement

I Played My Last Game At 53 Recalls Cork Champion G.A.A. Volunteer I was born in Shanbally, Co. Cork, in 1946 and lived there all my life.Shanbally (Seanbaile) is a small village in Cork’s lower harbour area just two miles outside of Ringaskiddy.I attended National School there where I got my very first introduction to hurling & football and the local Club Shamrocks.  The School Principal was Mr. Bernie O’Flynn, himself a former senior hurler with the club and 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…
Monday, 18 September 2017 22:05

Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork

In Glengarriff, Co. Cork, at the mouth of the famous Ring of Beara Peninsula, stands one of Ireland’s most historic hotels with a proud traditon to preserve and promote around the globe. ScoreBoardMemories.com is an Irish Heritage Website established in 2005 and in a recent major revamp of the website in the Autumn of 2017, one new category now incorporated is “Historic Irish Businesses”. The Eccles Hotel is a stand out special entry within our new category. Eccles Hotel is…
Passage West, Co. Cork, The Main Shipping Port Of Cork In 18th Century Ireland Our Town – Our Place Passage West, Co. Cork (An Pasáiste Thiar) is a port town situated on the west bank of Cork Harbour. It is some 10km from Cork city centre, close to all city services of shopping and amenities. The town was designated a conservation area in the 2003 Cork County Development Plan. The G.A.A. club has been at the helm of sport in…
Nano Nagle - Cork woman Established Ursulines Convents Nano Nagle, a spiritual missionary hailed from the beautiful Blackwater vales that stream around north Cork right down to the eastern shorelines. Born at Ballygriffin, Killavullen, between Mallow and Fermoy in 1718, Nano’s life began at a time when England ruled Ireland and sought to eradicate the catholic religion in Ireland. Nano Nagle’s forebearers were prominent land owners but their christian values were not finding favour with the authorities and great swamps…
Sunday, 08 December 2013 20:06

Michael Collins - Famous Cork Patriot

Michael Collins - World Famous Freedom Fighter In Ireland’s eight hundred years of occupation by British rule, Michael Collins was the Irish freedom fighter who probably gained most respect from the invading troops and their commanding officers. His fearsome reputation and his explicit intelligence gathering, brought havoc on British plans to rule Ireland when Collins was in command in the early 1920's. Michael Collins was born in a rural outpost of Clonakilty, Co. Cork and his elderly father predicted soon…
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…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 22:16

Tomás McCurtain - Famous Cork Patriot

Tomás McCurtain - Assasinated At His Blackpool, Cork City Home In 1920 By Marauding Disguised British Soldiers The famous Lord Mayor was born at Ballyknockane, near Mourneabbey, Mallow, Co. Cork, in 1884 and at his death he was just thirty six years old. He attended his local national school and was later educated at C.B.S secondary school North Monastery, Cork. He had a great passion for Irish culture and to expand his knowledge he joined the Gaelic League’s Blackpool branch…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 22:09

Delaney Brothers Of Cork - Famous Cork Patriots

Con & Jeremiah Delaney Victims Of Burning Of Cork By Black & Tans A cruel and horrific deed that shocked many nations around the world was perpetuated on two young Corkmen as they lay asleep in their parental farmhouse home on the northern outskirts of Cork city on 12th December 1920. On the same night the historic ‘Burning of Cork’ was carried out by rampaging British troops and on the following morning Cork citizens awoke to one of the darkest…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 21:18

Edel Quinn - Famous Cork Missionary

Edel Quinn - Cork Born Missionary Became Legion Of Mary Explorer An extraordinary famous daughter of Ireland whose life spanned a mere thirty six years. In that short lifetime she is known by Catholics worldwide for her great and historic spirituality in foreign lands. The Legion of Mary was spread worldwide by the great work of people such as Kanturk, Co. Cork, born Edel Quinn. Edel had wonderful qualities of beauty and humour and was especially pretty, and had no…
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