Archive for September 26th, 2011

September 26,

Today in Irish History: Kennedy Nixon Debate. Shamrock Rovers Learn Lesson from Manchester United

Welcome to Today in Irish History.

This is a website published by IrishmanSpeaks that provides you with interesting insight and information on what happened on this day in Irish history and people of Irish heritage. If you spot any inaccuracies please let us know.

Today in Irish History

1957: Shamrock Rovers became the first Irish team to play in European soccer competition. It was an interesting debut, being hammered by Manchester United. The Busby Babes slammed six goals past Rovers without replay in Dublin. Rovers acquitted themselves much better in the return leg in Manchester losing just 3-2. Less than five months later, most of the Manchester United team was wiped out at Munich including Dubliner Liam Whelan who did not play against Rovers.

1960: First Kennedy / Nixon TV Debate took place. While Kennedy’s Irish heritage is well known, Nixon had also strong Irish heritage. Not something we tend to broadcast too much!


For another interesting take on Irish history and culture, checkFor the Love of Being Irish : Best Irish Gifts

For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn. Here Conor was speaking to Harley-Davidson


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