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History lesson all the rage at Naomh Barróg

NAOMH BARRóG are celebrating the big Four-0. "It's hard to believe," says Dick Fields.

Dick has been busy. He is writing the club's history. He is using an e-newsletter format to tell the story.

He has already compiled several issues. They have been making headlines all over the world.

The reaction has been amazing, and heart-warming. Barróg boys and girls, all across the globe, happy to walk back down memory lane.

For them, Kilbarrack's Páirc Barróg will always represent the green, green grass of home. It nearly didn't happen.

A women's prison was pencilled in for the site. But now the Barróg home is a beacon of the locality.


Dick's historic words are reaching 800 destinations. "I also get 250 copies printed for those who don't have access to a computer," he explains.

He is thrilled with the response. And the messages have been flooding in from Britain, America and beyond.

The chapters profile some marvellous characters that made the club what it is today. And there is humour too.

Mary Dunne recalls "the weekly clothes line of red and green jerseys blowing in the breeze".

And she remembers one particular day when the Gardaí were checking cars for insurance and tax.

A young Barróg team were on their way to a match when the car was stopped. When a Garda looked in the back and counted 10 little boys, he smiled to himself and wished the team good luck!

Dick captures the early days beautifully. Barróg have a story to tell. And nobody does it better.

If anybody would like to receive the history, e-mail Dick at dfields17@hotmail.com.

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