Barrs' Anthem, The
DESCRIPTION: "Sunday the seventh of November Blackrock and Saint Finbarrs did play" St Finbarr's scored first but Blackrock led at half-time. "We pulled it right out of the fire ... The famous Blackrocks were defeated ... long life to the gallant old Blues"
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (OCanainn)
KEYWORDS: pride sports
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCanainn, pp. 114-115, "The Barrs' Anthem" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [51 words]: OCanainn: "The Cork County Hurling Championship in 1926 was played between Blackrock and Saint Finbarr's. The match was generally regarded as a mere formality for Blackrock, who supplied ten players to the All-Ireland winning Cork team of the year. The result, a win for the Barrs, was a major upset." - BS
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