Irish Sports Legends

 The All Ireland Hall Of Fame Online Galleries main objective is to preserve and promote Golden Memories of Irish sports legends of past and current generations. Ireland is renowned for its sporting influence in international arenas and many claim our nation punches well above its own weight, especially in the boxing rings. The historic achievements of Irish boxers in the 19th and 20th centuries of American boxing is to a great extent unheralded or unknown by many of our current generation of Irish sports fans.


In athletics Ireland was the birthplace of many who achieved remarkable fame in foreign fields in previous centuries but in the 21st century these outstanding Irish legendary athletes are rarely proclaimed.


Soccer, Rugby and other field sports codes have also produced notable athletes over many generations and with international arenas for these codes, many Irish athletes achieved national and international fame.


Our national games of hurling, gaelic football, camogie, ladies football, rounders and handball are sports codes unique to Irish sports men and women. Primarily confined to Ireland for spectator appeal, gaelic games has never featured as international sports codes at Olympics or in international competitive arenas.


Despite the limitations of major international recognition, gaelic games has always commanded the No.1 position in cities, towns and villages in the Island of Irelandand clubs possess their own superb grounds as assets which are the pride and joy of the Gaelic Athletic Association, founded in 1884.


The All Ireland “Sports Legends” Hall Of Fame was established in 2005 and a browse through the scores of Irish sports legends, across many codes, incorporated in our Irish Heritage website, is testament to the importance and relevance of promoting and preserving, at national and international levels, the outstanding achievements of past and current Irish athletes.


Many former athletes over numerous decades are steeped in Irish sports history and are regularly featured in our Hall Of Fame Gallery. Recently retired players only qualify for our Hall Of Fame consideration and incorporation when they officially announce their retirement from international, county and club activity. Enjoy a healthy sports browse.

 

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One of Cork’s Greatest Footballers and an Inspiration to the Youth of Adrigole Generations of G.A.A. players were gifted with exceptional skills but on meeting many of the legends, your…
Ireland & ManU Soccer Captain & One Of Natures Greratest Gentlemen A Revealing Insight Story To Cork Soccer Giant, The Late Noel Cantwell   Noel Cantwell, at the time of…
All Ireland Hall Of Fame Category: Gaelic Football Category Páidí O'Sé - The King Of Kerry Football Strode Majectically All Over Ireland   The name of the game is “WINNING”…
HURLING CATEGORY: Brian Lohan - Clare Brian Lohan Of Wolfe Tones Na Sionna And Clare's Greatest Ever No.3   My ageing memory takes me back several decades to recall so…
Hurling Category: Jamsie O'Connor - One Of Loughnane's Leading Lights In Quest For All Ireland Honours   On Friday 13th January 2017 in an interview with former Clare sharpshooter and…
In Irish and International Athletics Frank Murphy Was Greatly Appreciated By His Peers Around the Globe   Frank Murphy was a celebrated Irish middle distance runner who competed for Ireland…
Mick Morrissey Put Carlow Firmly On The Hurling Map In 1955 He was the first Carlow hurler, albeit in the purple and gold of neighbouring Wexford, to win an All…
A Giant Of A Hurler In A Minnow Hurling County Inducted to All Ireland Hall Of Fame For Browsers Around the Globe   When a hurler widely regarded as Ireland’s…
Homeward bound was the world wrestling idol of Ballydehob, Co. Cork Ballydehob, Co. Cork, is a peaceful small town as the Atlantic Ocean ripples out westwards to the shores of…
Jack Kyle Of Belfast Rugby Fame Set Standards For Future Generations Of Irish Rugby Players   In Irish rugby history the name Jack Kyle is synomonous with the oval ball…
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