Hardy Sons of Dan, The

DESCRIPTION: "For to score a goal there was none so bold, As the hardy Sons of Dan," named for Dan O'Connell. They won the Belturbet Tournament in 1889 and their second team won another tournament at Derrylin.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (IRHardySons)
KEYWORDS: sports
FOUND IN: Ireland
Roud #17895
Red Mick McDermott, "The Hardy Sons of Dan" (on IRHardySons)
NOTES [84 words]: Notes to IRHardySons: "Drumlane, or Droim Leathan, is just a few miles south of Belturbet, in Co. Cavan. The 'Drumlane Sons of O'Connell' formed in 1886, and faded out of existence, probably in the inter-war years. They re-formed in 1966, and its present ground, O'Connell Park, opened in 1986. The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) was founded in Thurles, Co Tipperary, on the 1st November 1884, and Drumlane joined in 1888."
For background on Dan O'Connell see the notes to "Daniel O'Connell" (II). - BS
File: RcHaSoDa

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