Monday, February 09, 2009

06-02-2009, Michael Cabot on the Humble Boy

From this weeks show we have an interview with Michael Cabot of the London Classic Theatre Company, who is the director of the Charlotte Jones play Humble Boy that will play at St. Johns Listowel next Tuesday.

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Nicholas said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Mick Barry, the legendary bowler in the early 1970s. Mick was a true gent, a powerfully built man and as strong as a horse.

I alater worked with Sergeant Bill Daly, in Newcastle West- another champion bowler from Cork, and another gentleman.
Bill also lofted the "Viaduct."

Below is an account from Wihkipedia of the lofting of the Viaduct by Barry:

In 1955 the first official attempt was made. In March of that year the event was watched by 6,000 spectators. Mick Barry from Waterfall succeeded in bounding a 16 oz. bowl over the viaduct. Barry's brother Ned and Mick himself both struck the upper iron work with a 28 oz. bowl.

The viaduct is 90 feet high and 21 feet wide. Dr. George Reilly, then a lecturer in mathematical physics in University College, Cork was asked by Cork Examiner journalist, Val Dorgan to give a theoretic account of what it would be to loft the Chetwynd Viaduct. Dr. Reilly said that to get a 28 oz. bowl over the viaduct, one must stand back about 45 feet, pitch it at an angle of 77 degrees and give the bowl a velocity of at least 20 feet per second.

To this day the Chetwynd Viaduct still straddles the Cork-Bandon road although the last train to pass over was on March 31st 1961.

Nicholas said...

Mea Culpa!! Bron Orm!! I posted comment on wrong topic.