Article: "Irish Foodball a Free Fight."
The Irish sports in the Stadium have been so carelessly managed that they attracted but little interest yesterday. The races are slow, and the entries in most of the events have dwindled almost to the vanishing point.
The feature of yesterday's programme was the game of Irish football, 15 men to a team. For roughness it has got the regulation college game scraped to a polish. Black eyes, bloody noses and cracked heads were much in evidence by the time the first half was over. The game resembled a free fight more than anything else.
In the second half, with the score at 3 to 2 in favor of the Kickhams, the O'Connells quit at an alleged wrong decision of the referee. The latter allowed the score to stand at the figures named. The same teams are scheduled to play tomorrow, if they can get patched up in time. Yesterday's summary:
Event No. 1, 220-yard runWon by G. M. Hall, Buffalo Central Y. M. C. A.; J. T. Mahoney, Knickerbocker A. C., New York, second: W. H. Leahey, Mount Pleasant, Mich., third. Time, 23 3-5 seconds.
Event No. 2, three standing jumpswon by J. T. Mahoney, Knickerbocker A. C., New York, 29 feet 11 1/2 inches; Thomas Brennan, Pastime A. C., New York, second, 27 feet 2 inches; Michael Harries, Pastime A. C., New York, third, 26 feet 7 3/4 inches.
Event No. 3, throwing 14-lb. winding weightwon by T. Hayes, O'Connell's Football Club, 45 feet 3/4 inches; Thomas K. Barrett, Harlem Rowing Club, New York, second, 36 feet 3 1/2 inches; John R. Dewitt, Princeton University, third, 35 feet 4 inches.
Event No. 4, 1/2 mile run-won by Fred Cooksley, Rochester A. C.; J. Delahide, New York, second; Michael Harris, Pastime A. C., New York, third. Time, 2 minutes, 14 1-5 seconds.
Event No. 5-Gaelic
J. Ehman and Norman Thomas.