There is an older generation in Ireland for whom the first Australian name they ever heard was that of John Landy. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.
Snippets from the Irish newspapers.
Hurling is coming to Australia. At stake is the beautiful Wild Geese Trophy
A miscellany of Irish books….
Tadhg Kennelly’s job is to find young Irish lads who are likely to make it in the highly competitive world of Australian Rules football. Mark O’Connor is one such.
Anti-discrimination laws, if enforced, would certainly place restrictions on 12 July Parades.
Darcy’s body was embalmed and brought back to Australia to a hero’s reception from the Australian people
Tony O’Reilly was the tallest of Irish tall poppies, an easy target for the begrudgers, but the author makes a strong case for Tony O’Reilly, the modern Irish patriot.
perhaps the biggest contrast is in the personality of the two central characters, hinted in the title that each chose for his book.
Such was the case 100 years ago as an entire sporting generation was decimated, not by accident or mishap, but by dint of their valour and sacrifice.