The Irish Cup :
Clounanna, Limerick with compliments from Mixey [Michael] O'Connell tea, wine and spirit merchant, 24 Liberty Square [Co. Tipperary].
Michael O'Connell, General Grocer.
|Main Creator:||O'Connell, Michael, general grocer, tea, wine and spirit merchant|
Broadside colour lithographic poster [distressed at edges with bottom part of sheet lacking] with a calendar for 1923, issued by Michael O'Connell, General Grocer, Tea, Wine and Spirit Merchant, 24 Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Featured on sheet is a black and white image of the greyhound "Gift of the Gab", the winner of the Irish Cup for 1922 with the runner-up Fra Diavolo alongside him; above this image is a black and white portrait of Miss Hope Johnstone "nominator of "Gift of the Gab", featured within an oval. At top left of sheet an image of Mr. D.J. O'Connell with "Gift of the Gab". At top right of the sheet is a black and white image of the runner-up for 1922, the greyhound "Fra Diavolo", pictured with his owner Mr. J. Fleming; a black and white image of his owner Mr. Jas. Fleming, New Ross also appears at bottom right of sheet within an circle. At bottom of left of the sheet is a black and white image of "The Judge Mr. M. Davin and The Slipper Mr. O'Donoghue" [[For each race, known as a course, a hare is held and then released from behind where the greyhounds start from; once the hare has a 100 metre start, the ‘slipper’ - the official who holds the greyhounds - lets the dogs off the leash], while adjacent to this is an image of the two greyhounds and The Slipper Mr. O’Donoghue, entitled “O’Donoghue slipping “Gift of The Gab” and “Fra Diavolo” in The Irish Cup. A colourful zoomorphic interlace device is present at centre of sheet in the form of a triangle.
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[Dublin : O'Loughlin, Murphy & Boland Ltd., 1922].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet : ports., col. ill ; 55.2 x 40.7 cm.
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