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    Athletic events and trophy presentation at the Irish Games.

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    Republic of Ireland, Eire, Southern Ireland.

    Title: "TAILTEANN ATHLETICS. World's Champions give remarkable performance far surpassing anything witnessed in Ireland for many years".

    Intertitle: "Norman McEacern (Ireland) wins a great race in the 800 metres from the American cracks".

    M/S of a start of a race in front of a packed spectator stadium - a race official fires a starting pistol and the athletes dash off screen. L/S of the athletes reaching the finishing line, several men (trainers?) cheer wildly from the side of the track. C/U of McEacern standing next to another man (not an athlete).

    Intertitle: "Running high jump Stanley (Ireland) gives Osborn (U.S.A.) a hard fight for victory".

    Various shots of male athletes leaping over a high jump.

    Intertitle: "O'Grady (Ireland) winner 16 lbs. shot putting and who broke World's record with the 18 lb. weight".

    Various shots of a burly man throwing a shot-put.

    Intertitle: "Ryan (Ireland) winner four miles flat and steeplechase".

    Various shots of athletes running around a grass track in front of the packed stands. M/S of Ryan reaching the finishing line. C/U of Ryan catching his breath.

    Intertitle: "F. M. Osborn (U.S.A.) the World's champion all round athlete whose remarkable performances at the games have made him a popular hero".

    Various C/Us of Osborn - he seems very amiable and chats to someone off screen.

    Night shot of a waterfall if fireworks. Night shot of a glittering figure made from fireworks.

    Intertitle: "Mr. J. J. Walsh (Director of Games) presents prizes to Overseas Competitors".

    M/S of Mr. W. standing on the seat of an open topped car parked in the stadium in front of the stands, he presents trophies to a succession of athletes in smart clothes.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:10:00 / 01:28:54:00
    G 1113

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