Uruguay beat Argentina to win the first World Cup in 1930. England beat W Germany 4-2 to win the World Cup at Wembley Stadium in 1966 On This Day
Regular visits by the schooner Pride of Baltimore from Baltimore Maryland to Baltimore West Cork has helped establish links between the two Baltimores. The town of Baltimore (Baile an Tigh Mhór) Maryland was founded by Cecilius Calvert from County Longford in 1729 On This Day
There was great excitement in Carlow in the Summer of 1944. Thousands travelled to Athy to watch the Carlow County GAA team take on Dublin in the Leinster Final. The Carlow team (J. Quinlan, J. Lawler, J.Archbold, P. Farrell, P. Whelan, B. O’Rourke, E. Joyce, L. Kelly, J. Morris, J. Moore, M. Byrne, W. Hosey, P. Sullivan. J. Doyle, J. Rea) made history by defeating Dublin 2-06 to 1-06 to win their one and only senior title and become Leinster Champions in 1944 On This Day
Dr Robert Cane was born in Kilkenny in 1807. He studied medicine in Dublin and was MD of the University of Glasgow. He returned to practice in his native city and became a member of the Repeal Association and the Irish Confederation. He founded the Celtic Union in 1853 and was twice elected Lord Mayor of Kilkenny. He was arrested following the rising of 1848 On This Day
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