Brian Boru


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or Brian Boroimhe
, 940?–1014, king of Ireland. A clan prince, he succeeded his brother Mathghamhain, who had seized the throne of Munster from the Eogharacht rulers (963).
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Brian Boru

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Brian Boroimhe

(both: brī`ən, brēn; bəro͞o`, bərō`), 940?–1014, king of Ireland. A clan prince, he succeeded his brother Mathghamhain, who had seized the throne of Munster from the Eogharacht rulers (963). Brian subjugated all Munster, then extended his power over all S Ireland, and in 1002 became high king of Ireland by right of conquest. As his power increased, relations with the Norse rulers on the Irish coast grew steadily worse. Sitric, king of the Dublin Norse, formed against Brian a coalition of the Norse of Ireland, the Hebrides, the Orkneys, and Iceland as well as Brian's Irish enemies. On Good Friday (Apr. 23), 1014, Brian's forces met and annihilated the allies at Clontarf, near Dublin. Soon afterward he was murdered in his tent. Brian's victory broke the Norse power in Ireland forever, but Ireland fell into anarchy.

Brian Boru

?941--1014, king of Ireland (1002--14): killed during the defeat of the Danes at the battle of Clontarf
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Brian Boru was the High King of Ireland from 1002 to 1014 and was the founder of the O'Brien Dynasty—a noble house that ruled the kingdoms of Munster and Thomond for centuries.
Brian Boru was trained by Aidan O'Brien to win four races including the 2002 Racing Post Trophy and 2003 St Leger.
William Hill: 5-4 Doyen, 7-1 Sulamani, Vallee Enchantee, 8-1 Papineau (with a run), 9-1 Gamut, Warrsan, 14-1 Powerscourt, 16-1 Bandari, 20-1 Ikhtyar, Tycoon, 25-1 Brian Boru, Phoenix Reach, High Accolade, 33-1 bar.
This race of 10 furlongs is on the sharp side for Brian Boru (5.
Brian Boru hit the front and was a length and a quarter ahead of High Accolade at the line, with Pheonix Reach (8-1)a further length and a half back in third.
But at the line it was Brian Boru, giving trainer Aidan O'Brien a second win in the race, who scored by a length and a quarter.
Aidan said that I could ride Brian Boru as seems best at the time and I wanted to tuck in a little, so I was very happy to be at the back.
Brian Boru was still last turning for home, but he knows his way round Doncaster having won the Racing Post Trophy last October and little by little he began to pick off his rivals.
HOT-POT Brian Boru reigned supreme in the Leger yesterday.
IT is all starting to come right for beaten Derby hope Brian Boru ahead of tomorrow's final Classic, the Seabiscuit St Leger.
Brian Boru is a best priced 9-4 favourite for the Seabiscuit St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
ANTE-POST favourite Brian Boru heads a total of 15 horses left in the Seabiscuit St Leger at yesterday's confirmation stage ahead of the final Classic of the season at Doncaster on Saturday.