Offaly GAA and the Revolutionary Period

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Offaly GAA and the Revolutionary Period

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Some users may find this site of interest.

A Revolution in Profiles’ is a free online Dictionary of Biography dealing with Offaly in the Revolutionary Decade.
The project has received assistance as of the Royal Irish Academy’s Decade of Centenaries programme.

Modelled on the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Biography, the website divided into 100 profiles, each about 600 words long and it’s hoped to add another 30 profiles over the next year.
There’s no charge. The site is completely free and can be accessed at

Each biography aims to give the maximum amount of information in the minimum amount words, to an audience who might never heard of the person being profiled.

While primarily focused on the War of Independence and Civil War, the website contains a certain amount of crossover into sporting life at the time. Among those profiled are...

James Corrigan (Clareen) and Mick Cordial (Kinnitty) members of the Offaly 1915 junior hurling team which won the county's first Leinster title.

Felix Cronin who played on the Tipperary side which defeated them in the All-Ireland.

Eamon Bulfin of Derrinlough the winner of Sigerson and Fitzgibbon medals with UCD.

James Moran full back on Kildare's 1919 All Ireland football victory, who was heavily involved in republican activities in Edenderry.

Sean Robbin of Clara and Birr after whom the Offaly senior hurling championship trophy is named.

Jack Finlay the well-known Offaly footballer killed in a robbery as he delivered supplies during the Civil War.

There are also occasional tangents mentioning cricket, golf and horse racing.

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