10 October 2009

Photo Hunt - Sport



The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is sport. I don't have a lot of sporting photos but here are a couple of shots of a statue to Irish Olympic champion Dr Pat O'Callaghan in his home town of Kanturk, Co Cork. Dr O'Callaghan won gold medals for Ireland the Hammer event at both the 1928 Amsterdam and 1932 Los Angeles games. The photo below is of Dr O'Callaghan in his heyday

37 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

He looks so wiry. He must have been all muscle and no fat.

ian said...

he reminds me of Paavo Nurmi, the Flying Finn. they may have graced the same Olympiads with their quiet strength and endurance...

Annie said...

Wow, those are such cool photos of that sculpture. They must have really loved him to build such a nice memorial.

Have a great weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

Nice. Are you sporty Jams?

jams o donnell said...

Thanks

Not any more Colin. I did start going to the gym 3 times a week before my leg was crocked, I will have to start again

jmb said...

A lot of sports photos? I did not have any. You did very well here Jams.

Bengbeng said...

i have some probs with my legs too so i do gym but with certain precautions. great story with the pics

Carver said...

I love the sculpture. Great take on the theme. Happy weekend.

Photo Cache said...

Cool statue. I haven't really heard of this sport before, which is weird because I watch Olympic events on tv.

Happy weekend.

CRIZ LAI said...

He sure made Ireland proud. :)

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YTSL said...

Cool and not too much of a stretch, jams! ;b

julie said...

Oh, nice form! :)

bonggamom said...

Love his shorts :)

Unknown said...

Nice pics and as YTSL said they are not much of a stretch either.

Hope your leg is better soon.

candi said...

Wow! I love the photos of the statue!

Happy Weekend!

LifeRamblings said...

cool pictures of the statue. happy weekend.

Randi said...

Very cool photos of that sculpture!
Looks unreal in a way...???
Happy weekend.

Irene said...

That's very interesting statue. Thanks for dropping by.

mousey said...

very educational and the sculpture is great.

happy hunting my entry is here say cheese

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Pat said...

What a really cool sculpture!

Happy Weekend.

A. @ A Changing Life said...

It's a beautiful statue and I like the way you've treated it.

Maria Berg said...

Interesting photo and thank you for telling us I did not know, MB

Hootin' Anni said...

This was a super wonderful entry this week Jams! Thanks for sharing the history.


My Sports entry is HERE

Hope to see you over at Hootin' Anni's today sometime. Have a great weekend.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great photos of a sports legend I knew nothing about! Especially love the tone in the first two photos!

The Florida Furkids said...

Great photos!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Sandy said...

Very interesting...
Mine's up, too...
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

Sassy Mom said...

I am not into sports either. I love your shots. Happy weekend!

My entry is here

gengen said...

You have a good taste for the theme...Happy hunting!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I know why the sky is orange and blue :-)
great photohunt

Alice Audrey said...

I love your vintage photo.

Unknown said...

Love this. You know I think I could have used some like this too. Great picks for this theme.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Great shots.

Sara Katt said...

Yes of course - Real atheletes. Why didn't I think of that?!
:: Puts paw to forehead::
Purrs
Sara Cat

Claude said...

WOW!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

CherryPie said...

Great photos, ideal for the theme.

I drew a complete blank on sporting photos in my collection.