Author Archive for: ‘Seán Crosson’

“For the honour of old Knock-na-gow I must win”: Representing Sport in Knocknagow (1918)

Click here to view Knocknagow (1918) Knocknagow (1918) has a special significance for followers of sport in Ireland.[1] Most immediately, it contains one of the earliest surviving depictions of hurling on film—and hurling’s earliest depiction in a fiction film—in the scene where Mat “The Thrasher” Donovan leads his team to victory amid cries of “Up Tipperary!” (Clip 1). The hurling …

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