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    Various events at the Ireland Tailteann Games.

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    Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland, Eire.

    Title: "ANOCH TAILTEANN continues its triumphant progress with a dazzling chain of sporting events. (Exclusive pictures)."

    Intertitle: "Ireland defeats America in the Hurling Final".

    M/S of the American team parading past packed spectator stands, they are led by a fat man in a boater waving the Stars and Stripes flag. M/S of the two hurling teams on the pitch with their sticks poised for the start of the match, the man in the boater, still holding his flag, drops the ball and the game begins. Various shots of the game in action - looks vicious!

    Intertitle: "Diving & Swimming Boy Charlton (Australia) World's Champion, and F. Beaurepaire (Australian Olympic Champion) win their races with ease".

    M/S of a lake, a row of swimmers on a jetty dive into the water. Various shots of the swimmers crossing the lake. C/U of a young man in a swim suit trying to catch his breath, he is surrounded by men in trench coats. High angled shot of another swimmer fresh from the water.

    Intertitle: "Athletics. Dodge (U.S.A.) wins 800 metre heat. Pat MacDonald (U.S.A.) and O'Grady (Ireland) tie in slinging 56 lbs".

    M/S of four runners sprinting through a finishing line. M/S of a burly man throwing a heavy weight over a high post. M/S of two hefty looking men - MacDonald and O'Grady - shaking hands.

    Intertitle: "Clay Pigeon Shooting Mr. J. J. O'Leary, who registers 18 kills out of 20 birds".

    M/S of men in tweeds taking shots across a field. Various shots of O'Leary reloading, taking aim and firing.

    Intertitle: "40,000 Spectators thrilled by terrific speeds in the Tailteann Motor Races".

    M/S of the start of a motorbike race, a large crowd of spectators stands on the roadside. Various shots of the race around trafficless streets, more spectators line the route. Various shots of bikes with side cars racing. C/U of a motorcyclist sitting on his bike with his partner in the side car, a crowd of boisterous supporters surround them.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:09:00 / 01:15:14:00
    G 1112

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  1. collikat says

    The man in the boater, waving the stars & strips, leading the American team is John J. Hanley a.k.a The Baron of Broadway. An irishmen, from Co. Limerick who emigrated to the US. He was on the US committee for the Tailteann 1924 Games.

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