Soccer Star Liam Brady – John Cowley of the Riordans at Today in Irish History

February 13: TODAY in Irish History:

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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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1850: Archbishop  of Sydney Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, fourth Roman Catholic archbishop of Sydney is born in  Waterford. Kelly was a leading figure in the foundation in 1901 of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart, the primary temperance organization in Ireland.


READ: Biography of Archbishop Michael Kelly


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1938: Larry Cunningham 

Country singer Larry Cunningham is born in Co. Leitrim


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1956: Liam Brady

Arsenal and Ireland Liam Brady

Liam Brady, possibly the greatest footballer to play for the Republic of Ireland is born in Dublin. The gifted mid-field player spent most of his career with Arsenal where he won an FA Cup medal. Between 1981-87, he played for four clubs in Italy, winning the Italian League Championship on two occasions with Juventus. He played for Ireland 72 times, scoring 9 goals. Today he is on the coaching staff of Arsenal FC

 1967: I’m a Believer by The Monkees tops the Irish singles chart.


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1998: Death of John Cowley of The Riordans

John Cowley was one of the most recognized actors in Ireland in the 60s and 70s due to his role in the RTE drama The Riordans where he played farmer Tom Riordan. Cowley played minor roles in numerous other productions including The Field and The Avengers


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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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