Road Bowling 1957

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    County Cork, Ireland.

    M/S of a group of men standing around, one man hands some money over to John Foley. He is the stakeholder for the competition of road bowling where two men bowl a ball down the roads over a two mile stretch. C/U of John's hands counting the money. C/U of his face as he says something to the group.

    M/S of the group moving about, the two competitors take off their jackets. They are Bill Desmond aged 21 and Joe Ahern aged 22. John takes some more bets. M/S of Joe holding the ball, some of the group are stood behind him. C/U of the ball. M/S of Bill running down the street and bowling the ball. M/S as a large group of men walk down the street. M/S as Joe kicks the ball. C/U of a tuft of grass being placed on the road and the ball dropped on it. M/S of two men wearing flat caps watching. M/S of the men, one is signalling to someone to move over. M/S of some men stood in the background and another man jumping up and down. L/S of the group stood about on the road, Bill runs up and bowls. The men move on, M/S of the group walking up the road. M/S of Joe picking up the ball, C/U of him hitting it with a stone. C/U of his face. L/S of the group as they move with the ball. MS of two men in flat caps watching. M/S from the back of Joe bowling. C/U of an elderly man in a flat cap smoking a pipe. L/S of the ball running up the road. Various shots of the ball and the group. C/U of John and another man watching.

    M/S of the ball rolling over the finish line. M/S of the group, Bill is the winner and is presented with the trophy, he shakes hands with the other bowler. C/U of everyone congratulating him.

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    Cataloguer:
    Emma
    Stock:
    Colour
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2082
    Sort Number:
    CP 141
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:59:00 / 01:36:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 141
    Film ID:
    65.19
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1957
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