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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
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He looks so wiry. He must have been all muscle and no fat.
he reminds me of Paavo Nurmi, the Flying Finn. they may have graced the same Olympiads with their quiet strength and endurance...
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!
Nice. Are you sporty Jams?
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
A lot of sports photos? I did not have any. You did very well here Jams.
i have some probs with my legs too so i do gym but with certain precautions. great story with the pics
I love the sculpture. Great take on the theme. Happy weekend.
Cool statue. I haven't really heard of this sport before, which is weird because I watch Olympic events on tv.
He sure made Ireland proud. :)
Cool and not too much of a stretch, jams! ;b
Oh, nice form! :)
Love his shorts :)
Nice pics and as YTSL said they are not much of a stretch either.
Hope your leg is better soon.
Wow! I love the photos of the statue!
cool pictures of the statue. happy weekend.
Very cool photos of that sculpture!
Looks unreal in a way...???
That's very interesting statue. Thanks for dropping by.
very educational and the sculpture is great.
happy hunting my entry is here say cheese
What a really cool sculpture!
It's a beautiful statue and I like the way you've treated it.
Interesting photo and thank you for telling us I did not know, MB
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.
Great photos of a sports legend I knew nothing about! Especially love the tone in the first two photos!
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids
Mine's up, too...
I am not into sports either. I love your shots. Happy weekend!
My entry is here
You have a good taste for the theme...Happy hunting!
I know why the sky is orange and blue :-)
I love your vintage photo.
Love this. You know I think I could have used some like this too. Great picks for this theme.
Yes of course - Real atheletes. Why didn't I think of that?!
:: Puts paw to forehead::
Great photos, ideal for the theme.
I drew a complete blank on sporting photos in my collection.
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