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From a Donegal Rowboat to Olympic Gold: The Untold Irish-American Story of the
1964 Tokyo Olympics

Billions of viewers will watch the Tokyo Olympics this summer. You can bet there will be countless feature stories about the 1964 Olympics when Japan first hosted the games. Keep an eye open for a detailed recounting of the historic showdown between the German and American teams in the eight man rowing competition, a marquis event in that era. By Joe Quinlan It’s still...

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The Player

Some men are defined by how they win, some by their bearing in defeat. For Mark O’Meara, golf’s great grandson of Ireland, his composure on a day of personal loss but team triumph fleshes out a portrait of classical sportsman. The scene at the 17th green on the last day of the Ryder Cup competition at Brookline, Massachusetts was chaotic and at best unfortunate. Justin Leonard of the...

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Hurling Matches June 5 & 6, 2021

GAAGO has six games available this weekend from the Allianz Hurling League’s top tier are comfortably spaced apart, so a decent opportunity exists to assess the form of the main contenders later this summer. Cork/Limerick and Galway/Waterford may be the most immediately appealing, but each of the other four matches scheduled for this weekend have their own story too. The matches are...

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The ‘Daddy of Baseball’
Was an Immigrant from
County Clare

Although almost completely forgotten now, Ted Sullivan (1848 – 1929) was once among the best-known characters in baseball. He was called “The Daddy of Baseball” and “The Godfather of the National Game.” His story touches dozens of American cities, from Chicago to Washington D.C., Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Dallas, where he managed teams, started leagues, scouted...

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Tipperary Football Team Win Munster Final after 85-Year Wait

Tipperary marked the centenary of Bloody Sunday with a historic win over Cork to win the Munster Final for the first time since 1935. By Deaglán de Bréadún In one of the most dramatic days in Irish sporting history, the Gaelic football team from County Tipperary won the Munster provincial championship last Sunday when they beat the favourites Cork. The historic drama had two...

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