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    President Cosgrave presents prizes at the Leinster motorcycle derby.

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    Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland, Eire.

    Title: "LEINSTER 100. President Cosgrave presents prizes to the victors of Ireland's 'Petrol Derby'."

    M/S of the President chatting with four other gentlemen, a couple are wearing plus fours and leather jackets - motorcyclists? Panning shot of a row of parked motorcycles, behind them are a crowd of motorcyclists preparing themselves for a race. M/S of several motorcyclists gathered around a motorbike, one man, wearing a leather jacket with a 56 on, appears to be making last minute adjustments to the bike.

    Various of the start of the race; one at a time motorcyclists wheel their bikes past several race officials standing at the edge of the road, when they get up to speed they jump on the bikes and ride away. Various shots of a packed spectator stand at the edge of the road, motorcyclists speed past. Various shots of motorcyclists speeding down country lanes, more spectators watch the race from roadside grassy knolls.

    C/U of the winner of the race sitting on the bike smiling, he is surrounded by a crowd of men and boys, his supporters give three cheers. Various M/Ss of President C. presenting the winner with an enormous trophy, they are surrounded by a crowd of well-wishers.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:25:00 / 01:17:48:00
    G 1116

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