Posted by: irishhungercomm | April 24, 2010

Players Needed for Special All Ireland Recreation

Still trying to get players

Everyone in Cavan knows who won the 1947 All-Ireland, most people know who we beat in the final, many know where this unique game was held, but few seemingly know why it was played there. A special match will be held in May in a bid  to shed light on why Cavan’s victory over the mighty Kerry in New York’s Polo Grounds was held in the Big Apple all those years ago. “The significance of  next month’s game is to remember the vision of the men of 1947 in Croke Park who sat down and said it would be a good idea to remember the famine victims”

The event forms part of this year’s national Famine Memorial Day, taking place in Murrisk, Co Mayo. Each year an international city with a proud history of receiving Irish emigrants is ‘twinned’ to the national commemorations, and when New York was chosen for 2010, a recreation of the legendary game seemed an appropriate gesture. Organisers have designed special Cavan and Kerry jerseys and are hoping to get 32 players, representing the 32 counties to don the shirts and wear their native county socks and shorts and play in the community event. It is understood that President Mary McAleese will attend the event.

Anyone interested in playing please leave a note, with contact details, in comment section below and this will be passed on to the organizers.

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