Brian ONolan was an Irish novelist and satirist, considered a major figure in twentieth century Irish literature. Born in Strabane, County Tyrone, he is regarded as a key figure in postmodern literature and his English language novels, such as At Swim-Two-Birds, and The Third Policeman, were written under the pen name Flann OBrien. His many satirical columns in The Irish Times and an Irish language novel An Béal Bocht were written under the name Myles na gCopaleen, ONolans novels have attracted a wide following for their bizarre humour and modernist metafiction. As a novelist, ONolan was influenced by James Joyce and he was nonetheless sceptical of the cult of Joyce which overshadows much of Irish writing, saying I declare to God if I hear that name Joyce one more time I will surely froth at the gob. ONolan attended Blackrock College where he was taught English by President of the College, and Dr McQuaid did Myles the honour of publishing a little verse by him in the first issue of the revived College Annual – this being Myles’ first published item.
He contributed to the student magazine Comhthrom Féinne under various guises, in it, the putative author of the story finds himself in riotous conflict with his characters, who are determined to follow their own paths regardless of the authors design. Meanwhile, the hero, Shaun Svoolish, chooses a comfortable, bourgeois life rather than romance and heroics, I may be a prig, he replied. Why cant I marry Bridie and have a shot at the Civil Service, railway accidents are fortunately rare, I said finally, but when they happen they are horrible. In 1934 ONolan and his student friends founded a magazine called Blather. The writing here, though clearly bearing the marks of youthful bravado, again somewhat anticipates ONolans work, in case his Cruiskeen Lawn column as Myles na gCopaleen. As we advance to make our bow, you look in vain for signs of servility or of any evidence of a desire to please. We are an arrogant and depraved body of men and we are as proud as bantams and as vain as peacocks. A sardonic laugh escapes us as we bow and cynical hounds that we are and it is a terrible laugh, the laugh of lost men.
Do you get the smell of porter, Brian ONolan, who had studied German in Dublin, may have spent at least parts of 1933 and 1934 in Germany, namely in Cologne and Bonn, although details are uncertain and contested. This fact alone contributed to ONolans use of pseudonyms, though he had started to create character-authors even in his pre-civil service writings and he was, forced to retire from the civil service in 1953. Although ONolan was a well known character in Dublin during his lifetime and he joined the Irish civil service in 1935, working in the Department of Local Government. From the time of his fathers death in 1937, he supported his brothers and sisters, eleven in total, on 2 December 1948 he married Evelyn McDonnell, a typist in the Department of Local Government. On his marriage he moved from his home in Blackrock to nearby Merrion Avenue
The Fermanagh County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Fermanagh GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland. The county board is responsible for the Fermanagh inter-county teams. Fermanagh has the smallest number of clubs of any county in Ireland, fragments of a poem from 1806 describe a football match between Louth and Fermanagh at Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. Fermanagh beat Cavan in the 1914 Ulster semi-final and were nominated by the Ulster Council to play against Wexford in the All-Ireland semi-final. One of Ulsters great footballers, Armagh-born Jim McCullough, played for Fermanagh in the mid-1930s, since 1982 Fermanagh have reached 5 semi-finals in the Ulster Championship, beating Derry in 2008 and joining Armagh in the final. That game was played on July 20,2008, a closely fought game finishing in a draw after normal time, Armagh eventually ran out winners by 6 points in the replayed game on July 27. Fermanagh remain the county in the province without an Anglo-Celt Cup win.
Under manager Pat King, they managed a hat-trick of success in 1997 in the B Championship, McKenna Cup, Fermanagh are a beneficiary of the change to the GAA championship in the 2000s. In 2003, in Charlie Mulgrews first season charge, they beat Donegal in the Ulster championship and Mayo in the All Ireland qualifiers to reach the quarter-final. They went to a replayed semi-final in 2004, beating Meath and Donegal and most memorably of all Armagh, thanks to a point by Tom Brewster. The 2007 season saw Fermanagh lose their National League Division one status having failed to register a point from the seven match campaign. They performed quite well in the championship however, only losing by a point to Tyrone in Ulster. They defeated Wexford in the first round of the all-Ireland qualifiers, they were unable to record a third win in four seasons over Meath in Navan in July, losing narrowly by two points despite dominating the latter stages. Charlie Mulgrew, manager for four seasons, stood down after this match and he was succeeded by Malachy ORourke.
ORourkes first season was very successful, promotion from Division 3 was followed by a first appearance in an Ulster Final for 26 years, losing eventually in a replay against Armagh. Enniskillen contested the Féile na nGael camogie first division final in 1977, under Camogies National Development Plan 2010-2015, “Our Game, Our Passion, ” three new camogie clubs are to be established in Fermanagh and a county board formed by 2015. Football All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championships,1966,1996 St Comhghalls Lisnaskea All-Ireland Junior Football Championships,11959 Ulster Junior Football Championships,21943,1959 Dr
The sport is similar to American handball, Basque pelota, Pêl-Law and squash. It is one of the four Gaelic games organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association, in 2009, Irish Handball was rebranded as GAA Handball. Handball is played in a court, or alley, originally, an alley measuring 60 feet by 30 feet was used with a front wall of 30 feet, off which the ball must be struck. A smaller alley was introduced, measuring 40 feet by 20 feet with a front wall 20 ft high, the first alley of this size was built in Ireland in 1969. This smaller size is now the standard in the version of the game. The objective of a game is to score a set total of points before your opponent does, points are only scored by the person serving the ball. In other words, if a player wins a rally but did not serve at the start of that rally they only win the right to serve, and thus the chance to score after a subsequent rally. The serving player has two opportunities to hit the ball, from the area, off the front wall. Players take turns at hitting the ball off the front wall before the ball twice on the floor of the court following their opponents previous shot.
Most handball games take place in a court but there are three-walled. Handball-like games have originated in places at different times. Hieroglyphs in the temple of Osiris in Egypt portray priests taking part in a very similar to handball. Mesoamerican civilisations in South and Central America had a form of handball-like game, recent archaeological finds in the Callan and Mooncoin areas of Kilkenny indicate that a game similar to handball was played. In Ireland, the earliest written record of a ball game is contained in the town statutes of Galway in 1527. The first depiction of an Irish form of handball does not appear till 1785, on the west coast of Ireland, Galway had many trading links with Spain, especially the Basque regions, where the similar game of pelota is played. All you have to do is hit the ball with or without gloves, both Scottish and Irish immigrants brought the game to many countries in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It is still played in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Africa, the G. A. A. wrote the first rules for the modern game of handball.
Handball was included in the G. A. A, charter of 1884 as one of the sports to be promoted by the new Association
Camogie is an Irish stick-and-ball team sport played by women, it is almost identical to the game of hurling played by men. Camogie is played by 100,000 women in Ireland and worldwide and it is organised by the Dublin-based Camogie Association or An Cumann Camógaíochta. The game consists of two 30 minute halves, matches are contested by two teams of 15 a side, using a field 130m to 145m long and 80m to 90m wide. H-shaped goals are used, a goal is equal to three points and a point is equal to one point. The annual All Ireland Camogie Championship has an attendance of 33,154 while average attendances in recent years are in the region of 15,000 to 18,000. The final is televised live, with a TV audience of over 300,000 being claimed, the rules are almost identical to hurling, with a few exceptions. Goalkeepers wear the colours as outfield players. This is because no special rules apply to the goalkeeper and so there is no need for officials to differentiate between goalkeeper and outfielders, a camogie player can handpass a score Camogie games last 60 minutes, two 30-minute halves.
Ties are resolved by multiple 2×10-minute sudden death extra time periods, in these, dropping the camogie stick to handpass the ball is permitted. A smaller sliotar is used in camogie – commonly known as a size 4 sliotar – whereas hurlers play with a size 5 sliotar. If a defending player hits the sliotar wide, a 45-metre puck is awarded to the opposition After a score, the metal band on the camogie stick must be covered with tape. Two points are awarded for a direct from a sideline cut. Camogie players must wear skirts or skorts rather than shorts, experimental rules were drawn up in 1903 for a female stick-and-ball game by Máire Ní Chinnéide, Seán Ó Ceallaigh, Tadhg Ó Donnchadha and Séamus Ó Braonáin. The Official Launch of Camogie took place with the first public match between Craobh an Chéitinnigh and Cúchulainns on 17 July at a Feis in Navan, the sports governing body, the Camogie Association or An Cumann Camógaíochta was founded in 1905 and re-constituted in 1911,1923 and 1939. Until June 2010 it was known as Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael, although camogie was founded by women, and independently run, there was, from the outset, a small yet powerful male presence within its administrative ranks.
Of all the cultural nationalist organisations for adults that emerged during the fin de siècle, under Séamus Ó Braonáins original 1903 camogie rules both the match and the field were shorter than their hurling equivalents. Matches were 40 minutes, increased to 50 minutes in 1934, in 1999 camogie moved to the GAA field-size and 15-a-side, adopting the standard GAA butterfly formation. The name was invented by Tadhg Ua Donnchadha at meetings in 1903 in advance of the first matches in 1904, men play using a curved stick called in Irish a camán
The Armagh County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Armagh GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Armagh. The county board is responsible for the Armagh inter-county teams. Armaghs county colours are Orange and White, Armagh has a long tradition of football. Several clubs were already in existence before the formation of the County Board in 1889, Armagh became only the second team to win the Ulster Senior Football Championship in 1890. In the early years of the GAA, a club won its county championship went on to represent the county. Armagh Harps represented Armagh in the Ulster final, beating Tyrone, the county won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship, in 1949 and again in 2009. It lost the 1957 All-Ireland Minor final to Meath, after a disappointing 2009 campaign which resulted in Armagh being defeated by Tyrone, Peter McDonnell stepped down as Armagh manager. He was replaced by Paddy ORourke, who is from the county of Down.
In his first year as manager, Armagh won the Division 2 NFL title and was promoted to Division 1 for 2011 and they remained in Division 1 for 2012 but moved to Division 2 for 2013. Paul Grimley took over in 2013 and after a year took the county to the quarter final of the All Ireland losing by a point to Donegal in 2014. It was the first quarter final appearance since 2008 and Grimley resigned afterwards allowing his assistant Kieran McGeeney to take over. McKenna Cup,91929,1931,1938,1939,1949,1950,1986,1990,1994 Dr Lagan Cups,1954,1955,1956 Armagh has a total of 24 All Star awards. 1972, P. Moriarty 1977, Joe Kernan, J. Smyth, P. However, in recent years the county hurlers have shown a marked improvement under the guidance of manager Mattie Lennon and his assistant Ger Rogan. In 2006 Armagh won the NHL Division 3 championship, winning all their games in the stages before beating Louth 3-10 to 1-11 in the final at Breffni Park in Cavan. The step up to Division 2 proved to be a one for the men from the Orchard County.
While the team failed to win any of their games they were unfortunate to lose to Meath. Heavier defeats were suffered at the hands of more established counties such as Derry, Armagh returned to the Ulster Senior Hurling Championship in May 2007 for the first time in almost 60 years with a match against Derry. Despite putting in a performance the team lost out on the chance of a semi-final encounter with neighbours Down to an injury-time score
Gaelic football, commonly referred to as football or Gaelic, is an Irish team sport. It is played two teams of 15 players on a rectangular grass pitch. The objective of the sport is to score by kicking or punching the ball into the teams goals or between two upright posts above the goals and over a crossbar 2.5 metres above the ground. Players advance the football, a leather ball, up the field with a combination of carrying, kicking, hand-passing. In the game, two types of scores are possible and goals, a point is awarded for kicking or hand-passing the ball over the crossbar, signalled by the umpire raising a white flag. A goal is awarded for kicking the ball under the crossbar into the net, positions in Gaelic football are similar to that in other football codes, and comprise one goalkeeper, six backs, two midfielders, and six forwards, with a variable number of substitutes. Gaelic football is one of four sports controlled by the Gaelic Athletic Association, along with hurling and camogie, Gaelic football is one of the few remaining strictly amateur sports in the world, with players and managers prohibited from receiving any form of payment.
Gaelic football is played on the island of Ireland, although units of the Association exist in other areas such as Great Britain, North America. Outside Ireland, football is played among members of the Irish diaspora. Gaelic Park in New York City is the largest purpose-built Gaelic sports venue outside Ireland, the All-Ireland Senior Championship is considered the most prestigious event in Gaelic football. Under the auspices of the GAA, Gaelic football is a sport, however. Gaelic football was first codified in 1887, although it has purported links to varieties of football played in Ireland. Consequently, the name caid is used by people to refer to present day Gaelic football. Dublin is still known as the football field, the Statute of Galway of 1527 allowed the playing of foot balle and archery but banned hokie—the hurling of a little ball with sticks or staves as well as other sports. By the 17th century, the situation had changed considerably, the games had grown in popularity and were widely played.
This was due to the patronage of the gentry, now instead of opposing the games it was the gentry and the ruling class who were serving as patrons of the games. Games were organised between landlords with each team comprising 20 or more tenants, wagers were commonplace with purses of up to 100 guineas. The earliest record of a precursor to the modern game date from a match in County Meath in 1670
Peter Canavan is a former Gaelic footballer and manager. He represented Ireland in the International Rules Series on several occasions from 1998 until 2000 and his scoring record of 218 points is the second highest of all time in the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Since retiring as a player he has managed the Fermanagh inter-county Gaelic football team, Canavan is from Glencull, near Ballygawley, County Tyrone and was the tenth of eleven children. His older brother, played him on the Tyrone panel for most of the 1990s. He is married to Finola, and has four children, Claire and Ruairi, while there, he taught Eoin Mulligan his point-taking technique, and the pair have been known in the media as master and student ever since, particularly by television commentators. In 2003, just over a week before Tyrones Ulster final appearance against Down, Canavans father, Seán and it came as a shock to Canavan, who had thought his father was getting better. He decided to play in the match, stating that he knew, subconsciously was going to be playing in the Ulster final all along and Daddy certainly wouldnt have wanted to do anything but play.
Canavan has suffered from asthma since he was a child, and has battled throughout his career to control the ailment and he told the Asthma Society of Ireland, I thought to myself, this is something that I am just going to have to put up with. In years, improved medication has afforded Canavan what he described as, to play for an inter-county GAA team, Canavan had to work around a Gaelic Athletic Association bylaw, because of a dispute in his parish, Errigal Ciarán. Two clubs claimed to represent the parish, the established Ballygawley St. Ciarans club, players from the Errigal team were not recognised as being GAA members, because the club failed to register correctly. Canavan registered as a member of the Killyclogher hurling club, even though he didnt play the sport, prior to that, he had not played legitimate club football, but had forged his way onto the Tyrone under-age teams with his performances at school level. The two clubs united under the banner of Errigal Ciaran two years later, in 1988, Canavan won the Ulster minor Championship, an under eighteens tournament, but lost in the All-Ireland semi-final to Kerry.
The crux of this team, including Adrian Cush, Ciaran Corr and others, Canavan captained Tyrone to two All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championships titles in 1991 and 1992, having been on the team which lost the 1990 final, again to Kerry. In four years as an Under 21 player, Canavan scored 13–53 for Tyrone, by the time he was twenty, he was already an automatic choice in the senior panel. He was the top scorer in the province, earning him his first All Star, throughout the 1995 championship, Canavan had spearheaded Tyrones march to the final, with round after round of massive scoring exploits. Against Derry in the Ulster Semi-final, he scored 0–8, and against Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final, Tyrone reached their second All-Ireland Final in 1995, and were up against Dublin who hadnt won a Championship since the 1980s. In a turgid match, Canavan scored eleven of Tyrones twelve points in the and he was the top scorer in Ireland that year, with a total of 1–38, earning him the inaugural Footballer of the Year title.
The fact that Canavans scoring tally was so far ahead of his peers on the led to suggestions that Tyrone were depending too heavily on him
Patrick Paddy Bradley is an Irish sportsman, who plays Gaelic football for Derry. With the team he has won two National League titles, and individually an All Stars Award for his performance in the 2007 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, Bradley plays his club football for John Mitchels Glenullin and has won the Derry Senior Football Championship with the club. He usually plays at full forward for club and county. Bradley is regarded as one of the best forwards in Ireland and he has consistently been a high scorer for Derry, with a career high of 2-38 during the 2004 All-Ireland Championship. He is third all-time top Ulster scorer in Championship football with a tally of 13-177, Bradley is from the rural area known as Kilrea in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He went to school at St Patricks College in Maghera. Later he attended the University of Ulster Jordanstown and he works as a quantity surveyor. Bradley is from a football background and his brother Eoin and cousin Gerard OKane both play for Derry.
His father Liam is current manager of Antrim, paddys uncle Gabriel Bradley was part of the Derry team that won back-to-back Ulster Championships in 1975 and 1976. Bradley plays club football for John Mitchels Glenullin and he captained the club to success in the 2007 Derry Senior Football Championship. His ten points against reigning champions Ballinderry in the semi-final was instrumental in Glenullin reaching the final, Glenullin met Bellaghy in the final and after a replay, won the title. A combination of Bellaghys defensive screen system and tight man-marking by Michael McGoldrick kept Bradley relatively quiet in both games, however, he scored the winning point in the injury-time to secure the Championship for Glenullin. Earlier that year Glenullin won the Ulster Senior Club Football League, the club reached the Ulster League final again the following year, but were defeated by fellow Derry club Ballinderry. Glenullin, jointly with Ballinderry won the 2008 Derry Senior Football League, Bradley was Glenullin captain for four seasons between 2005 and 2008.
While in the United States in the summer of 2003, Bradley played for the Wolfe Tones club in Chicago, after a replay Wolfe Tones won the Chicago Senior Football Championship. Bradley made his debut for the Derry Senior team in late 1999 aged 18, in his first season Derry won the 2000 National League, defeating Meath in the final. He made his ChampionshipC debut that year in the Ulster Championship against Cavan, and Derry reached the Ulster final, the following season he received his first nomination for an All Stars Award, as Derry reached the All-Ireland semi-final but were defeated by Galway. In 2004 Bradley and Enda Muldoon contributed nearly 70% of Derrys total of 7-92 in that years Championship, Bradley received another All Star nomination that year
The Tyrone County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association, or Tyrone GAA, is one of the 32 county boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland. It is responsible for Gaelic games in County Tyrone and for Tyrone inter-county teams, Tyrone won three Gaelic Football All-Ireland finals from five appearances. They lost in 1986 and 1995, but won in 2003,2005 and 2008 and they reached the semi final of the 2009 All-Ireland championship but lost to Cork. Tyrone won their first Ulster Championship in 1956, defending it successfully in 1957, the last time they won was in 2016. Tyrone have achieved fourteen Ulster titles and they won two National League titles, in 2002 and 2003. Tyrone were knocked out of the 2006 Gaelic Football Championship after a game against a superior Laois side and they had a negative result in the 2007 National Football League. They won the 2007 Ulster Senior Football Championship at Clones in July for the first time since 2003, the 2008 campaign was again plagued by injuries.
Things got worse as they relinquished their Ulster title to Down after a replay in which Down won by a point after 160 minutes. After two wins in the Football Qualifiers against Louth at Drogheda and Westmeath at Healy Park in Omagh, Tyrone defeated Mayo 0–13 to 1–9, earning Tyrone a place in the quarter finals of the championship, where they faced Leinster champions Dublin. They eased past Meath on a scoreline of 1–21 to 2–7 and they faced Mayo in the final, winning with 6 points to spare Tyrone were defeated in Killarney by Kerry in the 2012 All Ireland Championship. In a thrilling All-Ireland Final Tyrone defeated Kerry 1–15 to 0–14 to win the Sam Maguire Cup for the third time, a week the Tyrone Minor team defeated Mayo 1–20 to 1–15 in a replay to win the Thomas Markham Cup. Thus Tyrone became the first county since Kerry in 1980 to win All-Ireland Senior and Minor titles in the year. McKenna Cups,151957,1973,1978,1982,1984,2004,2005,2006,2007,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017 Dr Lagan Cups,31943,1957,1958 Tyrone have 40 All Stars.
Gormley, P. Jordan, S. Cavanagh, B, mcGuigan, P. Canavan 2004, S. Cavanagh 2005, R. McMenamin, C. Gormley, P. Jordan, S. Cavanagh, B, dooher, P. Canavan, O. Mulligan, S. ONeill 2008, C. Gormley, J. McMahon, D. Harte, P. Jordan, E. McGinley, B. Dooher, S. Cavanagh 2009, S. ONeill 2010, P. Jordan 2013, S. Cavanagh 2015, ursula Jordan was the outstanding player of the era and in the history of camogie in the county, and was selected for Ulster’s Gael Linn Cup inter-provincial team. Ann Jordan, Sheila Burke and Paula Vallely were other players from the 1980s