Emigrant Hurling Match in Waterloo

EXHIBITION : ST PATRICK'S DAY AS SEEN ON TV

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Cluiche iománaíochta sa Bheilg Lá Fhéile Pádraig.

A St Patrick's Day hurling match in Belgium.

  • Title
    Hurling in Belgium
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/04/1979
  • Contributor
    Éamon Ó Muirí (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:08
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Féach
  • Clip title
    Emigrant Hurling Match in Waterloo
  • Extended description

    Éamon Ó Muirí reports on a hurling match played in Belgium on St Patrick's Day 1979. The growing Irish community in Brussels have founded their own GAA club and play at the rugby club in Waterloo. Today's match is against the Aer Lingus hurling team.

    Deireann cathaoirleach Myles McSweeney go bhfuil deis acu imirt gach seachtain sa chlub rugbaí. Bunaíodh an club trí no ceithre bhliain ó shin, nuair a thosaigh sé féin agus cúpla duine eile ag imirt le chéile. Bhi siad i nGeirsí an bhliain seo caite, agus chuaigh siad go dtí an Róimh chun peil a imirt.

  • Information

    The bilingual current affairs series Féach reported on national and international events and was broadcast from 1967 to 1984. Féach was aired every Sunday evening and featured reports in both Irish and English. The Irish word "Féach" meaning "Look" gives an indication of what the programme was about as editor John Ross stated "It will try to show, from a fresh viewpoint, what is happening at home and abroad each week". (RTÉ Guide, 14 July 1967, p.17) The show was originally anchored by Andy O'Mahony with reporting assistance from Seán Duignan and Mícheál Ó Briain.

  • Local keywords
    St Patrick's Day, Emigration, Diaspora, GAA, Hurling, Hurling match, Belgium, Brussels, Waterloo, Aer Lingus, Myles McSweeney, Éamon Ó Muirí, Féach
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1979
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P218/00079
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English and Irish
  • Original language
    English and Irish
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