Fir Bolg

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Fir Bolg

 (fîr bŏlg, bŏl′əg)
pl.n. Mythology
A people who invaded and inhabited Ireland. They were defeated by the Tuatha Dé Danaan.

[Irish, from Old Irish : fir, plur. of fer, man; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots + bolg, perhaps genitive plur. of bolg, bag (literally, "men of bags," perhaps from the notion that warriors "swell" with heroic valor in battle ); see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]
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He took it up again while working in Saudi Arabia and played for BRFC's local rivals, Al Khobar Vets and made a few guest appearances for Bahrain Firbolgs, named after an ancient Irish warrior tribe and a charity team of the same name, before moving to Bahrain.
Thankfully there was a vast improvement on day two, with the Colts, Oldies and Firbolgs all winning their final pool games and the Firsts producing a cracking comeback to hold Hurricanes I to an entertaining draw.
The club's latest expedition saw them take on a Bahrain Chairman's XV made up of Firbolgs, Colts and Golden Oldies players.
The Bahrain Firbolgs meanwhile will come up Jebel Ali Dragons III this afternoon, having negotiated their way past Kuwait Lions and Hurricanes III last night.
A draw with the Hurricanes was good enough to see the Firsts through to the Gulf Men's League Plate Final and then the Firbolgs capped things by securing and then winning their own quarter-final clash with Riyadh.
For the first time in four years, Bahrain will be represented by four teams, with the Firsts, Firbolgs, Golden Oldies and Colts all taking part in their respective regional competitions.
The club will once again be represented by two senior teams; the Bahrain Firsts and Firbolgs and the Bahrain Golden Oldies as well as, for the first time in four years, the Bahrain Colts team.
Since then he has become part of the furniture at the club and has served all teams, including first XV, Firbolgs, Golden Oldies and numerous touring sides, with distinction as well as having a stint as club chairman back in the late 1990s.
The game, which kicks off at 6pm on May 20, will feature the DHL Barbarians, gathered from around the region and supplemented by a few guest players, against a Bahrain Select XV containing members of the club's senior Firbolgs (second team), golden oldies and colts squads.
As a mark of respect and eagerness to take a full part in Muscat's festivities, the traveling party from Bahrain will include a mix of players from the club's senior team, Firbolgs, golden oldies and colts squads, as well as several senior club officials.
An experimental Bahrain line-up, predominantly made up of Bahrain Firbolgs squad members, scored some scintillating tries against the British Navy outfit, which is in Bahrain as part of its maritime security service in the Gulf.
The Bahrain Firbolgs, led by GC Olivier, was in immense form and went about their business effectively before being dumped out of the Gulf Men's Bowl semi-final by former Samoan international and London Wasps hooker Trevor Leota and friends.