Confederate Irish Brigade – Boxing Champ Katie Taylor – Sports Commentator Mícheál Ó hEithir at Today in Irish History

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Boxing Champ Katie Taylor

Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks 

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1861: Irish Confederate Brigade

A lesser know Irish Brigade of the Civil War,The 6th Louisiana Infantry is organized at Camp Moore on 2 June, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service on 4 June, 1861. At a time when an estimated 20,000 Irish lived in New Orleans, it is not surprising that the 6th Louisiana would comprise a high percentage of Irish soldiers.

The infantry was commanded by Irish born Colonel Henry B. Strong who was killed at Sharpsburg September 17 1862.

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READ: Colonel Henry B. Strong and 6th Louisiana

For more on this little know figure and the 6th Louisiana

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1920: Sports Commentator Mícheál Ó hEithir

Mícheál Ó hEithir (Michael O’Hehir) is born in Dublin. Ó hEithir commentated on 99 GAA All Ireland hurling and football finals in a lengthy career. Just two weeks before he was scheduled to commentate on his 100th final, he suffered a stroke that prevented him working again. He died November 24, 1996.

Mícheál Ó hEithir (Michael O’Hehir)

He was also an astute horse racing commentator. The following video showcases his preparation and ability to “read” a horse race. It is the famous 1967 Grand National steeplechase where 100-1 shot Foinavon is the only horse to avoid a multiple pile-up. The Irishman received rave reviews for his ability to track what was happening and maintain his cool during probably the most extraordinary event in Grand National history.


SEE THE AMAZING GRAND NATIONAL PILE-UP

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1921: Carrowkennedy Ambush

The flying column of the West Mayo Brigade of the IRA ambushes an RIC patrol at Carrowkennedy killing seven policemen.

The ambush was organized by Michael Kilroy,later Commandant of the 4th Western Battalion of the IRA. It was a badly needed success for Kilroy and his 30 volunteers. The previous month, Kilroy had lost 3 men at Islandeady and another 6 men killed and 7 wounded in a botched ambush at Kilmeena on May 19th.

Following the Treaty, Kilroy fought on the anti-treaty side. He was elected TD for South Mayo in 1923 and would represent his constituency until 1933

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1954: Taoiseach John A. Costello

John A. Costello becomes Taoiseach leading a coalition government of Fine Gael and Labour parties. The coalition would remain in power until March 1957.

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1986: Olympic Boxing Champion Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor is born in Bray. Taylor is a four time world boxing champion and won Olympic Gold in London at Lightweight.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humorist IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

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