Article: "Irish Sports Conclude Today."
Sports in the Stadium." Buffalo Evening News, August 31, 1901.
IRISH SPORTS CONCLUDE TODAY.
The Irish sports at the Stadium yesterday took on a more civilized aspect. The O'Connell football team did not appear, having left in a huff for their happy homes in New York. The Kickhams, who kicked everything else also the day before, played a mild and proper game with the All Irelands and won by the score of 6 to 5.
Adam B. Gunn put in an appearance in the shot-putting contest and won from scratch without trouble.
In the hurling match, the Kickhams beat All Ireland, 5 to.1.
Today the so-called Irish sports come to an end. The events are a running long jump, throwing 16-pound hammer, medley foot race, throwing the 56-pound weight for height and another Gaelic football match. Yesterday's summary:
One mile run- Fred
Cooksley, Rochester A. C. won: G. H. McCormick, Buffalo Central
Putting 16-pound shot-Won by Adam Gunn, Buffalo Central Y. M. C. A., 41 feet 1/4 inch; John R. Dewitt, Princeton University, second, 39 feet 3 inches; Timothy O'Rourke, Toronto L. & A. C., third, 37 feet 5 inches.
Running high jump-Won by T. J. Mahoney, Knickerbocker A. C., New York, 5 feet 7 inches: William Fletcher, Kickam Football Club, New York second, 5 feet 6 inches; J. J. Blackburn, New York, third, 5 feet 4 inches.
Throwing 56-pound weight-Won by Thomas K. Barrett, St. Leo's Gym., Baltimoer, 26 feet 1 inch.; D. O'Connell, West Side A. C., New York, second, 25 feet 2 inches; John R. Dewitt, Princeton University, third, 23 feet 5 inches.
Raising striking hurling ball-Won by P. Fitzgerald, Kickham Football Club, New York, 162 feet 8 inches: M. Kissoy, Kickham Football Club, second, 154 feet 4 inches; William Breen, Kickham Football Club, third, 146 feet 7 inches.
Gaelic football match between All-Irelands and Kickhams of New York. The line-up of the teams:
ALL-IRELANDS . .
. . . . . .KICKHAMS.
Referee James S.
Mitchell; time of game, one 20-minute half; Kickhams won the match; final
score, Kickhams 1 goal, 3 points, total 6 point; All-Ireland, 5 points.