The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Sports' (14)

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 27 - October 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 27, 1847, Civil War veteran and middleweight champion 'Professor' Mike Donovan was born in Chicago to Irish-born parents. The first of many memorable events in Donovan's life came when he fought for the Union Army, serving in Sherman's army in its march through Georgia. After the war, Mike began a boxing career that would associate him with some of the best-known people of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 23 - September 29

LUAIN -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish movement and Bartholomew and his brother joined him in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 22, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 25 - October 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 25, 1917, republican leader Thomas Ashe died on hunger strike. Trained as a teacher, Ashe was the principal of the Corduff National School, in Lusk, County Dublin, from 1908-16. A member of the Gaelic League and the Irish Volunteers, Ashe raised funds for the cause in American…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Over 100 Years On, A Firmer Understanding

By Daniel McCarthy / TheWildGeese.com (Originally published in 2006)

Ennis, County Clare, Ireland – Venerable Gaelic Athletic Association founder Michael Cusack (left) is gaining new scrutiny, in this, the centennial year of his passing. As well as picking up his own website in September, next year an exhibit will open on "The Citizen" in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

James Braddock: The Real 'Cinderella' Story

By Robert Cassidy

Special to The Wild Geese

It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock demonstrated that in life, as well as the boxing ring.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

'Catholic Game,' 'Duffy's Cut,' The Celtics, Galway 'Ghost': What's New Among The Wild Geese . . . Today

Dinning Finishing Documentary

Writer and producer, David Dinning (right) is preparing for his next trip to Northern Ireland later this month.  David is finishing up a documentary he has been working on for the past four…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Kentucky Derby Special: A Tip for Punters -- 'Me Maw'

With the Kentucky Derby fast arriving, our own Maryann Tracy decided to take a look at a truly dark-horse candidate to finish in the Winner's Circle in Churchill Downs on Sunday. Remember you first heard it here, at The Wild…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Irish Family History of the Pims: 1st Irish Quakers From England To Pennsylvania

Susan Potts Kimura read an article in TheWildGeese.com on Tennis In Ireland by James Doherty. Her famous Waterford relative Tennis Player Joshua Pim (Right: nicknamed The Ghost) was featured with a photo.  Susan had never seen a likeness of him and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hoboken Irish Fest Highlights NJ's Links to Emerald Isle

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese

Hoboken, N.J. -- Hundreds of families and young people gathered at Hoboken's beautiful waterfront to experience a taste of Ireland at the 2nd Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival. The 3-10 p.m. event, held March 13, offered traditional Irish music, dance, fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Hoboken Hurling Club’s Roots Planted on Elysian Fields

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese 

Hoboken, N.J. -- Seventy-something Hoboken native John Carey, sporting a green sweater, stood amid the city’s annual Irish Festival and spoke of his youth -- having grown up with his parents…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Irish Gentleman Convict Who Nearly Won Wimbledon

Library of Congress

Lawn tennis in the United States, an 1887 print. Click on the image to see a larger view.


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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Tennis in Ireland: Once World-Class

OTHER IRISH TENNIS ARTICLES

Tennis in Ireland: Once World-Class

By James Doherty…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

1948: Belfast Celts Mugged on Boxing Day

By Eddie Whyte

Belfast -- The Belfast Celtic Football Club was the pride of Irish football until it was forced out of competition after the dramatic game…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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