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The First Irish American Olympic Champion

Born in South Boston October 28, 1868 James Brendan Connolly was the sixth son of childhood sweethearts John Connolly and Ann O’Donnell from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. But in 1895, Jim Connolly’s parents were far from pleased. At the age of 27 their son gave them a great sense ofRead more..