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  Nicky Rackard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicky Rackard was born in Killane, County Wexford on April 28, 1922.
Rackard died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin in 1976.
Nicky Rackard is generally regarded as perhaps one of the greatest hurlers of all-time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nicky_Rackard   (702 words)

 Irish Abroad - Irish American News
The Rackard brothers from Killanne are one of the most famous families in the history of hurling and they became instrumental in the rise of game in the Model County in the ’50s when the four lined out in the Leinster final of 1951.
Nicky is regarded as one of the iconic figures in the game and, together with his brother Bobby, was named in the hurling team of the century.
Nicky Rackard’s younger brother Bobby was an equally powerful man and was distinguished by the fact that he always wore a cap.
www.irishabroad.com /news/irishpost/sport/SalutingGallantRackard.asp   (770 words)

 Hoganstand.com - GAA Football & Hurling
Bobby, Billy and Nicky were the three brothers who formed the cornerstone of the greatest team ever to come out of the Model County, performing herculean feats in Croke ark as the Slaneysiders took on and beat the traditional strongholds with a great deal of panache.
Nicky, Bobby and Billy were, of course, automatic choices, and the Wexford selectors, continuing their quest for a custodian, called in a fourth Rackard as netminder, Jimmy.
Nicky Rackard struck for several crucial scores again as Wexford retained their title on a 2-14 to 2-8 scoreline, but the memorable incidents did not finish with the final whistle.
www.hoganstand.com /Wexford/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=31210   (1679 words)

They had won the 1945 Leinster football title, when the team included Nicky Rackard, but when they qualified for the 1951 All-Ireland hurling final, it was their first All-Ireland appearance for thirty-three years.
It is remarkable to think that in the years leading up to this final, Wexford actually had to wear a jersey of blue and gold hoops, as their famous purple and gold colours were considered an economic indulgence by the manufacturers of the day, in the post-war climate of financial rectitude.
Nicky Rackard proved completely unmanageable in that final, finishing with 3-2 from play, and built a strong foundation for his great reputation, which ensures that his omission from the team of the millenium was cringe-inducing, and indeed diminishes the credibility of that team in my eyes.
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 Nicky rackard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Nicky Rackard - TheBestLinks.com - 1976, 1956, 1955, 1922, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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Nicky Rackard, 1976, 1956, 1955, 1922, Gaelic football, Cricket, County Antrim...
His father Bob had planned for him to play cricket but his talent was for hurling.
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 An Fear Rua - The GAA Unplugged
Rathnure were beaten on the day 4-5 to 5-0, but were well served by Redmond and a young fella by the name of Nicky Rackard.
Rackard had gone to St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny and brought the Noresider's style of hurling to the locality.
The Rackards and the men who first made the club famous were gone.
www.anfearrua.com /ViewSectionDetail.asp?docid=710   (1267 words)

 Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton (born October 5, 1983) is an American heiress of the Hilton Hotel chain.
Nicky Gavron is an British politician, Deputy Mayor of London, a member of the London Assembly and the former Labour candidate for the 2004 Mayor of London elections.
Nicky usually plays the Gibson Thunderbird, Rickenbacker, or more recently the Fender jazz bass and quite often dons a dress for their gigs although he has curtailed his glam since the mysterious disappearance of Richey in 1995.
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 Hoganstand.com - GAA Football & Hurling
The final of the Rackard Cup will be played in Croke Park on August 21st as a curtain raiser to the second All Ireland hurling championship semi-final.
Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard are considered to be among the greatest hurlers of all time and were known throughout the land as wonderful exponents of the game".
Nicky Rackard: Born in Killanne, Co Wexford on April 28th 1922, he played club hurling for Rathnure and won two All Ireland medals with Wexford in 1955 and 1956 alongside his brothers Bobby and Billy.
www.hoganstand.com /leitrim/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=40365   (630 words)

 Kelly 'doing well' after horror traffic accident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Councillor Nicky Kelly was yesterday (Wednesday) said to be doing well in hospital as he continues to recover from injuries suffered in a car crash on Sunday.
Nicky Walsh from Traceystown, Bridgetown, has been waiting for an operation to stop incessant pain in his finger for almost six months now.
Athlone councillor Nicky McFadden’s Dáil aspirations will be put to the test on Sunday next when Fine Gael chooses its candidates to context the general election in the Longford/Westmeath constituency next weekend.South Westmeath party members will have a golden opportunity to ensure an Athlone-...
news.peem.co.uk /Republic_of_Ireland/107cf838298-councillor,nicky,ke...   (300 words)

 An Fear Rua - The GAA Unplugged
In the '51 final, Wexford's Nicky Rackard had the ball in the net after only two minutes and again after ten.
Another Rackard goal was decisive, this time two minutes from the end.
Next is Bobby Rackard (Rathnure) who is closely marking Christy Ring (Glen Rovers) in the centre … next, wearing the number 3 jersey on the left is the Wexford full back Nick O'Donnell.
www.anfearrua.ie /ViewSectionDetail.asp?docid=772   (354 words)

 Sligo Weekender: Nicky Rackard Cup will offer a new test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Details of this new competition, which is named in memory of two-times All-Ireland winner Nicky Rackard, one of County Wexford’s most famous hurlers who played his club hurling with Rathnure, were announced at a press conference in Croke Park last Wednesday.
This ‘Third Tier’ competition, the final of which is scheduled for Croke Park on Sunday, August 21, 2005 (as a curtain-raiser to the second All-Ireland SHC semi-final), comprises of 11 counties, initially those who competed in Division Three of last year’s AHL.
Sligo’s preparations for the Nicky Rackard Cup will be boosted by their participation in Division 2B of the Allianz Hurling League.
www.sligoweekender.ie /news/story.asp?j=20836   (363 words)

Meanwhile, in the Nicky Rackard Cup, there were wins for Fermanagh, Louth, Derry, Armagh and Warwickshire, while Donegal and Sligo drew.
Indeed it was a historic victory for Warwickshire and their first in the Nicky Rackard Cup.
After comfortably winning last year's Nicky Rackard Cup, London have already highlighted their ambitions for this year's Christy Ring Cup.
www.gaelsport.com /html/fullstory.jsp?newsID=14330&p=g   (697 words)

 apr30   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Rackard League combination of Taghmon and Caroreigh National Schools lost the Rackard League final to Rosslare on Saturday afternoon in Bellefield by 1-14 to 2-8.
It was an excellent game of football and two late goals by Padraig O’Gorman including a screecher to the roof of the net from a 25 yard free gave hope but it was not to be.
The scorers were Dave Bury (1 (pen)-6 (3 frees)), Eoin Lacey (1-1 (free)) Martin Coady (0-2), Nicky Cousins (0-2), David Morrissey (0-1), Tom O’Gorman (0-1).
homepage.eircom.net /~taghmon/notes01/nov12.htm   (266 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Louth were level at 0- 2 each with London when they struck for two goals by Barry Shortall and Dave Burke in the fourteenth and fifteenth minutes of the game.
London have a big pick of players from many counties so they will pose a big problem to Louth in their bid to take the Nicky Rackard Cup, the trophy for what is in effect an All-Ireland for counties in the third tier.
It is a step up for Louth as London have already experience playing in the Ulster Championship but if they respond positively to the experience and the atmosphere of playing in Croke Park then they are in with a chance of an upset.
www.louthgaa.ie /hurling/rackard_cup_final/rackard_final.htm   (955 words)

 sports page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Our football and hurling is based on the Rackard League.
Nicky Rackard was a great hurler for Wexford.
In 1999 we were beaten in the Rackard League Football Final and our girls reached the Final of the Rackard League Camogie Final.
homepage.eircom.net /~bunclodyns/sports.html   (152 words)

 Javorie.com :: Bookmarks :: N :: nicky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, the vastly-experienced stopper is held in high regard at the Madejski Stadium, with director of football Nicky Hammond telling the club's official...
Armagh's hurlers continued their impressive form in Section 3B of the Nicky Rackard Cup, beating Leitrim 4-20 to 1-9 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the Nicky Rackard Cup, the picture is also become far clearer after two rounds of games.
www.javorie.com /directory/index.php/Bookmarks/N/nicky   (311 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Louth will play in Croke Park on Sunday 21st August in the Final of the Nicky Rackard Cup against London(Third Tier of the All Ireland Hurling Championship) as a curtain raiser to the Galway and Kilkenny All Ireland Semi-final.
The improvement in Louth hurling continues and this latest win in the semi-final of the Nicky Rackard Cup earns them a place in the final which will be played in Croke Park on 21st August before the Kilkenny Galway All Ireland semi-final.
Louth will be pleased with their opening game in the rackard Cup, they are entitled to as they played some very fluid hurling, their backs did very well and the forwards were well on target.
www.louthgaa.ie /hurling/rackard_cup.htm   (1150 words)

 Hoganstand.com - GAA Football & Hurling
Meanwhile, results went to form in the concluding group stages of the Nicky Rackard Cup at the weekend when three of the four semi-finalists were decided.
The top scorer to date in the Nicky Rackard Cup is Gerard Smith from Louth.
The top scorer from play in the Nicky Rackard Cup is Niall Campbell from Donegal with a tally of 3-10.
www.hoganstand.com /Carlow/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=48782   (801 words)

 Irish Philatelic Newsletter
The new inductees are footballers Dr Padraic Carney of Mayo and Kerry’s Jack O’Shea as well as hurlers Frank Cummins of Kilkenny and the late Nicky Rackard from Wexford.
Rackard and O’Shea are amongst the great names of hurling and football who controversially failed to make the original hurling and football selections while Carney and Cummins are part of the folklore of the games.
Nicky Rackard (Wexford) - A combination of powerful physique, hurling skill and great pride in his native county were the hallmarks of this legendary player from Rathnure.
www.eirephilatelicassoc.org /ipn/ipnvol3/IPNv3n11.html   (2736 words)

 An Fear Rua - The GAA Unplugged
Roscommon suffered a serious setback at the weekend and at the moment, Meath and Westmeath look to be fighting it out for the second semi-final spot behind Down.
Meanwhile in the Nicky Rackard Cup, London, Donegal, Louth and Armagh continued on winning ways when they all secured their second victories in the competition on Saturday.
Action resumes in the Nicky Rackard Cup on Saturday Week (July 9th) when the final series of games is due to take place.
www.anfearrua.ie /ViewSectionDetail.asp?docid=1730   (1009 words)

 TeamTalkMag.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
TYRONE’S Nicky Rackard Cup hopes were dashed when they lost heavily to Donegal in round two at Healy Park on Saturday.
TYRONE’S HURLERS opened their Nicky Rackard Cup campaign against Fermanagh last Saturday in Enniskillen, and after showing plenty of promise they lost by an eight-point margin as the home side finished with a flourish.
The last meeting of the two teams came in the Nicky Rackard Cup in June of last year, a game which Tyrone won comfortably before losing to Louth at the semi-final stage.
teamtalkmag.com /newsdesk_index.php?newsPath=11&...   (1597 words)

 Gallery Index - John McAviney Photographic Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fergus McMahon, Captain of the London Hurley Team, holds celebrates being the first winning captain to receive the Nicky Rackard Cup, when he was presented with the cup by Sean Kelly, Uachtarán of the GAA and members of the Rackard family.
London's Dave Bourke, keeps a tight eye on the ball while Sean Conroy for Louth tries to halt his run during the Nicky Rackard Cup final.
London's Tom Simms clears the ball away from the London goals during the Nicky Rackard Cup final.
www.mcaviney.com /gallery?cat=189   (108 words)

 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Nicky Rackard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is an extract from The Middle East Open Encyclopedia, made possible through the Wikimedia Foundation.
Iraq Museum International always displays the most recent published revision of the source article, Nicky Rackard; all previous versions may be viewed here.
They link directly to authoring tools for you to start writing a particular article.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref?title=Nicky_Rackard   (828 words)

 Bobby Rackard: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Bobby Rackard (born January 6, 1927) was an Irish hurler (baseball) the person who does the pitching
Robert Rackard was born in Killane, County Wexford !
He is the borother of Nicky Rackard Nicky rackard (1922 - 1976), sportsman....
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In common with others like Nicky English and John Leahy it's often claimed that he would have made the grade as successfully at football as hurling.
His shyness and reticence hides a depth of character, a deep down substance that Nicky English is quick to highlight.
His funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Clonoulty village as neighbours, friends and hurling colleagues and opponents of yesteryear including the great Nicky Rackard of Wexford came to mourn the passing of the giant of the ash.
clonoultyrossmoregaa.tripod.com /profiles.htm   (4375 words)

 Comhairle Uladh.
Louth booked their place in the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup thanks to an eight-point victory over Tyrone in their semi-final at Drogheda on Saturday evening.
The Wee County hurlers will make a return to Croke Park for the decider after a break of 81 years, with their last appearance coming in the All-Ireland JHC final of 1924.
Louth will play in the Rackard Cup final on August 21, in a curtain-raiser to the All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Kilkenny and Galway.
ulster.gaa.ie /news/ucNews/aug05/news1.html   (234 words)

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