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First Past the Post: Outdoor Sports in Armagh

Armagh City has been the home to many outdoor sports and pursuits since the late seventeenth century. While some sports are still alive and kicking, others have quietly disappeared from the map and memory.

To link with the 148th Open at Royal Portrush in July 2019, this exhibition tells the story of the many outdoor sports organisations in Armagh, both past and present. Golf, of course, features, as do bowling, horse racing, archery, tennis, road bowls, cricket, rugby, football, Gaelic football, hurling and road racing.

Thirza Mulder, Archivist for Armagh Robinson Library, Oliver McKeown, Experience Development Officer for Tourism NI, Gerald McCreesh, Club President of County Armagh Golf Club, Paddy Burns, Hon Secretary of County Armagh Golf Club

Hard working members and volunteers getting the club looking a million dollars for the big days. Thanks to all you took the time to help!

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A brave four-man team will take on Macmillan Cancer Support's 'Longest Day Golf Challenge' by aiming to play 72 holes at County Armagh Golf Club ... all on the same day! 

On Monday 1 July , Kris Blakely, David Ross, Phillip McCoy and Richard Morrison will tee off at 5:30am ... and eventually (and hopefully!) complete their fourth and final round at approximately 7pm .


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