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Sporting Edenderry

On October 27th at 8pm in the Parish Centre, Edenderry Historical Society will host a lecture,  'Sporting Edenderry: A history of sport in the town 1800-2000' by Dr. Ciaran Reilly.

This talk will be a fundraising event for the society, so we encourage everyone to come along and to share this event with anyone you think may be interested.

Feel free to nominate your favourite sporting memory or local sportstar in the comment in advance. What do you remember as a sporting highlight over the years?

The talk will highlight some of the lesser known aspects of sporting history in Edenderry. For example, which Edenderry Club celebrates its 55th birthday next month? Who was the Edenderry cyclist who made headlines in 1898 when he cycled 180 miles in 12 hours to be crowned Irish champion? Who was the Edenderry rugby player capped four times for Ireland in the 1920s? Just what were the Edenderry hurlers at in Nenagh in 1906 when they played the game on bicycles? There will even be a mention of the 'Edenderry Pigeon Racing Club' from the 1880s! Come along on the night and share your favourite sporting memories. Was it the Breretons in the boxing ring; Peter McNally golfing or playing snooker; was it the Bradys or the Cullens for the Edenderry ‘Reds’? Do you remember when Edenderry, and more importantly the Derries and Cloncannon, were the home of Cricket in the midlands?

All are welcome to this event which will look back at an important aspect of the social history of Edenderry.


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