Announcing The Third Member Of Cork's Mount Rushmore

Donny Mahoney
By Donny Mahoney Updated

Name: Nicholas Christopher Michael Ring

Winning majority: 50%

Cork credentials: born in Cloyne, died in Cork, won 8 All-Ireland's for Cork, proved that flat caps and sport are not mutually exlcusive, played for the Rebels in four different decades, funeral was one of the 5 biggest things to happen in Cork in the 20th century, had the Glen Rovers jersey draped over his casket.

Did he teach the world how to hurl? Yes. With one video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW4lKaY4jTY

Biggest Cork sporting disappointment: only winning 14 Cork club medals

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Was he celebrated by a Cork taoiseach at his funeral? Yes

"As a hurler he had no peer. As long as young men will match their hurling skills against each other on Ireland's green fields, as long as young boys bring their camáns for the sheer thrill of the tingle on their fingers of the impact of ash with leather, as long as hurling is played, the story of Christy Ring will be told. And that will be forever" Jack Lynch

Is his Laochra Gael the best? Of course.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrz5X-ER2Cg

 

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