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All-Ireland success for impressive Claregalway ladies

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Claregalway ladies added to their burgeoning reputation with a well-deserved and historic All-Ireland Intermediate club championship title on Saturday at Mullingar.

Claregalway ladies bid for All-Ireland glory

Claregalway ladies are in action this Saturday in the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship final against Thomas Davis (Dublin) at Birr (1.30pm).

‘A more exhilarating or magnificent scene could not be witnessed’

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On Friday evening, September 15 1843, Daniel O’Connell, with a small group of close friends, including his son Daniel and Dr John Grey, proprietor of the Freeman’s Journal, arrived in Galway. The excitement was intense. O’Connell, at 68 years of age, was at the height of his powers. Fourteen years previously he had succeeded in removing the oaths that had prevented Catholics from becoming members of parliament. He took his seat as MP for Clare, the first Irish Catholic to do so. His charismatic personality, brilliant oratory, and powerful intellect, had won him an enormous following, not only throughout Ireland but in Europe as well. His achievement earned him the title of The Liberator, which had all the resonance of an ancient and powerful king who had raised the sword of freedom.

St Brendan’s face Carnacun in Connacht

St Brendan's Ballygar open their Connacht Championship campaign this weekend when they play Carnacun on Sunday (2pm).

Obama, O’Connell, and Douglass

It is customary on St Patrick’s Day for the US president to speak glowingly of Ireland, invoking the name of the national saint and smiling when handed a bowl of shamrock. However, when President Obama this year made his remarks on St Patrick’s Day, he gave his audience a brief history lesson linking two remarkable men, one Irish and the other African American. The Irishman was Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847), the African American, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895).

AIB Leinster Club Finals fixtures

The Senior Final between O’Loughlin Gaels of Kilkenny and Oulart the Ballagh of Wexford will now be played in January 2011. In the intermediates Dicksboro will take on Kilburn Gaels in Ruislip, London, on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1.30pm.

 

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