“The Victorious Goalers of Carrigaline and Kilmoney”


"There's joy throughout the nation... our goalers ... have won the victory... on the plains of Onnabuoy" Ancient heroes of the game would join the acclamation. The game is described. O'Day is the hero. Players on both teams are named.


The name of the Irish game is "goal" or "hurling." This match takes place near Cork harbour.

Croker-PopularSongs quoting "Miss Conner, sister to the hero of the ballad": "The famed contests of Onnabuoy occurred in December, 1828, and the second in April, 1829." - BS

Cross references


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 148-155, "The Victorious Goalers of Carrigaline and Kilmoney" (1 text)
  2. BI, CrPs148


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)