Bullet-throwing at The Moy

Bullet-throwing at The Moy

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Details

Location

Moy

Year

1964

Date

Production 01/04/1964

Length

03min 52sec

Audio

mute, sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Charlie Witherspoon learns all about the art of bullet-throwing (road bowls). Mr Shannon explains that rules for gambling within the sport. Sean Cartmill and Harry Toal compete in a Score and lots of money changes hands. Throwing over 3 miles. CW interviews Harry Toal on his training regime and how he throws. The ball weighs 1 ¾ lbs. 

Notes

Bullet-throwing, or road bowls, is a ancient Irish sport. Under the rules of Bol Chumann na hÉireann, the Irish Road Bowling Association, two competitors throw the solid steel ball or ‘bullet’ along a three mile course of open road. The winner is the one who takes the least throws. Previously prevalent all over Ireland, the sport is now found only in Armagh and Cork. 

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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