Victorious Goalers of Carrigaline and Kilmoney, The
DESCRIPTION: "There's joy throughout the nation... our goalers ... have won the victory... on the plains of Onnabuoy" Ancient heroes of the game would join the acclamation. The game is described. O'Day is the hero. Players on both teams are named.
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: pride sports Ireland moniker
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 148-155, "The Victorious Goalers of Carrigaline and Kilmoney" (1 text)
cf. "Mourneen Gal Ma Chree" (tune, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
cf. "Bold Thady Quill" (subject of hurling) and references there
cf. "The Carrigaline Goalers Defeated" (subject of hurling, plus these particular games)
NOTES: The name of the Irish game is "goal" or "hurling." This match takes place near Cork harbour.
Croker-PopularSongs quoting "Miss Conner, sister to the hero of the ballad": "The famed contests of Onnabuoy occurred in December, 1828, and the second in April, 1829." - BS
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