Angling in Glenelly (1961) and Ulster Schools' Cup Final (1962)

Details

Location

Belfast, Glenelly River, Ravenhill

Year

1961-1962

Source

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project

Format

16mm

colour

Length

05min 53sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

This compilation from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board features two very different sport and leisure activities from the early-1960s.

First, in Tyrone's Glenelly River, an angler battles to land a huge trout. The Glenelly River in County Tyrone is a much favoured haunt of the angling community and is particularly beloved of trout-fly fishermen.

The half of the film features the Ulster Schools' Cup final of 1962, between Belfast Royal Academy and Royal Belfast Academical Institution. As can be seen from the dynamic footage, the game was keenly contested both on and off the pitch, with fervent supporters packing the ground at Ravenhill. The final finished 6-6, with the trophy shared.



 

Notes

These colourful rushes are amongst a wealth of footage that was generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The Glenelly River has wild brown trout, but is better known for salmon and sea trout fishing. The Ulster Schools' Cup has been competed every year since 1876, making it the second oldest rugby competition in the world.

Credits

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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