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After yesterdays elaborate and very classical Rowing trophies we have a man, apparently in a handball alley, with a shiny trophy with Celtic designs. The title on the photo is "Man with trophy at the Easter parade, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal" but there is no parade evident and he is all alone? A one man parade perhaps?

Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923 - 2010

Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection

Date: 1971


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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jul/2019 07:51:06


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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jul/2019 07:55:32

    There is still a GAA handball club in Falcarragh

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    Carol Maddock

    • 30/Jul/2019 08:24:52

    I think this gentleman might be Dick Lyng from Ballyanne in Wexford. More as we get it...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jul/2019 08:29:37

    Dick Lyng in the RTÉ archive, and again.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 30/Jul/2019 08:34:58

    Yep, it is. This photo appears in the Donegal News of Saturday, 17 April 1971. The caption says...

    Mr. Richie Lyng from New Ross, Co. Wexford, who won the Gael-Linn sponsored All-Ireland handball championship at Falcarragh on Easter Sunday.
    Strutting around here at Library Towers as that's people, well person, identified, and date established – Sunday, 11 April 1971.

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    • 30/Jul/2019 08:42:23[email protected] Well done The Maddock!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jul/2019 08:43:26

    Lyng, paired with Seamus Buggy, won the World Doubles in 1970 at Croke Park.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Jul/2019 09:37:53

    Look at the hands on him? The size of coal shovels!!!!!

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    • 30/Jul/2019 10:34:24

    You can see him in action 10 years later towards the end of this Youtube video. [] I that that the first something is "a bhronn" (but I'm not certain). The second something is Bhuanchorn (Perpetual Trophy).