Monday 26 August 2019

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.

Cathal Brugha

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.

Oscar Traynor

Star goalkeeper with Belfast Celtic, was president of the FAI in 1948.

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