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.
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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.
On day, the Firsts, Firbolgs, Golden Oldies and Colts between them registered only one victory from eight matches.
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.
As in previous years, Bahrain will be battling on a number of fronts during the tournament, in the form of Riffa Views Bahrain, the Bahrain Firbolgs and the Bahrain Golden Oldies.