Jakes M'Carthy

The "Jakes M'Carthy" whom Myles Crawford mentions in the context of Stephen's future in journalism is not a generic name for random Irishmen. He was a well-known sports reporter, and the editor seems to regard him with the same professional pride that he feels for Ignatius Gallaher, whom he brings up in the following section of Aeolus.

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Drawing of John "Jacques" M'Carthy from the 28 January 1888 pages of Sport. Source: Vivien Igoe, Real People.