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Monday, 30 August 2021 23:15

Glasgow Celtic & Ireland..The Irish Legacy

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Céad Míle Fáilte To All Celtic Irish Fans and Celtic Fans Around The Globe...  From Malin Head in Donegal to Mizen Head in Cork, There's an Army of Celtic IRISH Fans in EVERY TOWN & VILLAGE   ANDREW KEARNS; religious name..Brother Walfrid of Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Founded Glasgow Celtic on…
Founded in 1888 To Establish A Better Way Of Life for Irish Emigrants In Glasgow's East End Glasgow Celtic are acclaimed as Ireland’s best supported soccer team by fans all over the 32 counties of Ireland and by Irish exiles all over the world. British football clubs have major fan clubs…
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:08

Liverpool FC And A Famous Monaghan Exile

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Monaghan Native "Honest" John McKenna Put Down Huge Seeds In The Foundation Of Liverpool FC In 1892 Many Irish fans of Liverpool Football Club are probably unaware of the outstanding Liverpool sporting legacy of Irishman, John McKenna, a native of Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Born on the 3rd January 1855, John…
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:50

First Ever G.A.A. Patron

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Dr. Croke Was Not The No.1 Choice Of the G.A.A. As The First Ever Patron Thomas William Croke was born in 1823 At Castlecor, in the parish of Ballyclough, Co. Cork, situated between Kanturk, Buttevant and Mallow. He died on 22nd July 1902  At Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Ireland's largest sporting body,…
The Liam McCarthy Cup: Cup Commemorates A Famous London G.A.A. President Who Parents Came From Ballygarvan, Co. Cork and Bruff, Co. Limerick   Name:   Liam McCarthy      Born:  21st May 1853    Died: East Dulwich, London 1928 Place Of Birth: Southwark, London, England   Denomination: Roman Catholic Father: Eoghan McCarthy - born Ballygarvan, Co. Cork Mother: Brigid Dineen -  born…
Monday, 09 January 2017 15:31

Proud Dunmanway Son

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Sam Maguire And The Sam Maguire Cup - Who Was Sam?   Name:  Sam Maguire    Born:  1879    Died:1927   Place Of Birth: Mallabraca, Dunmanway, Co. Cork   Denomination: Church of Ireland   Parents: John & Jane Maguire Family: Willie was the ldest - then Mary, Jack, Dick, Paul, Sam and Elizabeth.  …
Saturday, 07 January 2017 21:31

No Croke Park Without Frank Dineen

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Jones's Road Became Croke Only By The Generosity of Limerickman - Frank Dineen from Ballylanders Who Paid £3,641/8/5d For The Venue In 1908   FRANK DINEEN - 1862 - 1916 - A NATIVE OF BALLYLANDERS, CO. LIMERICK, WAS A NOBLE GAEL WHO BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE G.A.A. - 1895 TO 1898 - AND…
Saturday, 07 January 2017 21:00

Land League - Fenian & Athlete

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Pat Nally Of Balla, Co. Mayo, Irish Legend of 19th Century Was A Patriot and Martyr Born 17th March 1855 - Died 9th November 1891 The stadium stands at Croke Park commemorated a proud and famous trio of Irishmen, Michael Cusack of Co. Clare, Michael Hogan of Co. Tipperary and…
Pat Nally Was Influential To Michael Cusack In the Foundation Of the Gaelic Athletic Association In 1884   The former stadium stands at Croke Park commemorated a proud and famous trio of Irishmen, Michael Cusack of Co. Clare, Michael Hogan of Co. Tipperary and Pat Nally.   Nally was born…
Friday, 23 December 2016 22:10

G.A.A. Founder Of 1884

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Michael Cusack Was The Founder Of One Of The World's Greatest Ever Sporting Organisations   Historic Clareman who pioneered aspirations for the preservation of Ireland's national pastimes and the historic founding of the Gaelic Athletic Association on 1st November 1884 at Hayes's Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.   The Gaelic Athletic…