The rebel sportsmen
Several of the Volunteers were active in other sports too...
Eamon de Valera
An excellent rugby player, he won a trial with Munster as a centre.
Opened the bowling for Pembroke cricket club, one of the strongest in Leinster.
michael and John Walker
1912 Olympic Games cyclists, they acted as couriers in the Rising.
Star goalkeeper with Belfast Celtic, was president of the FAI in 1948.