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  • Short Summary

    Boxers train for the Garda Sports Week.

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    Item title reads: " Famous Garda Boxers. Hard in training for the Garda sports' week which will be held in Dublin, June 22-26."

    Dublin, Ireland

    M/S as boxers train in an exercise area and randomly attack each other. They look quite thin. One man wears black knickers and another has an emblem on his vest like a skinny superman outfit. They stand in a line and skip, with skipping ropes, in unison. Looks very neat and professional. Next, they box in pairs with gloves. They wear black shorts and white vests, with little black socks. Finally they pose, trying to keep up a cheesy smile for the camera . C/U of one man practising his arm movements to camera.

    Note: Some of the men look really thin with skinny legs, but move fast and could probably beat the living daylights out of their opponents.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:42:00 / 01:15:00:00
    G 1397

Comments (2)

  1. ofarrl1960 says

    In the group shot, where the boxers are lined up against the wall, the man standing third from the right in the back row is William "Boy" Murphy who competed in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic games. William had been a boxer in the Irish army and joined the Garda in 1926. He was stationed in Waterford in later years and lived across the street from my grandparents. His daughter Maura identified him after I shared the video with her.

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  2. aoifemurphy says

    my Granduncle James (jim) Murphy is first to the right on the back row -he boxed in the 1932 LA Olympics

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