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Unique Boxing Event

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This newsreel shows a ‘unique boxing event’ from 1926 at McKee Barracks in Dublin. Teams representing the British and Free State Armies meet for the first time in an inter-army Boxing Contest. (442)

Cospoir: Sport is Sult

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The Irish version of the advertisement from Cospoir (The Health Education Bureau) which encourages the public to get involved in sports. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (422)

Cospoir: Sport for All

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The English version of the advertisement from Cospoir (The Health Education Bureau) which encourages the public to get involved in sports. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (395)

BABYFACE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

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Forgotten Irish boxing legend Jimmy McLarnin, aka ‘The Babyfaced Assassin’, a journeyman brawler originally from County Down battled his way to fortune and glory in the 1940s via two welterweight world championship titles, and a whole heap of controversy to become one of the greats of Irish boxing history. Director Andrew Gallimore recounts McLarnin’s Greatest […]

Sports Day – Father Delaney Collection

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Summer, Dalymount Park, 1934: The school sports day is in full swing. A band plays and participants compete in boxing, cycling and a sack race as crowds cheer from the stands. It’s clear that a fun day was had by all. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and […]

Croquet – Father Delaney Collection

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This rare footage shows gentlemen (who appear to be Christian Brothers) playing croquet and relaxing in their spare time. Father Jack Delaney (1906-1980) was ordained in 1930 at the age of 24 and served as a parish priest in Dublin in the 1930s and 1940s. He served mainly around Seán McDermott Street (then Gloucester Street), […]

CLUBS ARE TRUMPS

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This short film was made to promote the activities of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Boys Club in Thomas Street, Dublin. In the 1950s Father McGrath, a Dublin-based Augustinian Priest, ran this social club in a working class area of Dublin’s inner-city. He decided that the production of a short film outlining the activities […]

Golf in Ireland

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This film, aimed at golfing enthusiasts, shows two of Ireland’s most famous golfers Christy O’Connor and Jack B. Carr playing on various golf courses throughout Ireland. Made by Robert Monks Film Services for Bord Fáilte Ireland in the 1970s this promotional film highlights the landscape and climate that makes Ireland so suitable for golf. A […]

BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 80

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The All Ireland Badminton Championships Men’s Doubles took place in Terenure in Dublin on the 16th of December 1960, where the Ulster and Leinster teams fought for the title. Winston Wilkinson or “Wilkie” and David McCullough were the Leinster team and played David Porter and Leslie McAlpine from Ulster. David Porter shouldn’t have been too […]

TIPPERARY NEW YEAR’S NENAGH – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 32

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New Year’s Day, 1960, and the annual greyhound coursing contest was underway in Nenagh. All bets were off as the crowd gathered and the competition began. The judges took to the course on horseback to survey the long and extensive track, the hare was released and the hounds were soon in pursuit. There were 6 […]