Wednesday, 15 May 2013

GAA Bits in Brief

The late Tommy Doyle (Tipperary) won All-Ireland senior hurling medals in three different decades—1937, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951. His nephew, Jimmy Doyle, won six All-Ireland senior hurling medals—1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1971—also in three different decades.

When Eamonn Cregan won his All-Ireland senior hurling medal in 1973, he was emulating his father, Ned, who was a member of the victorious Limerick 1934 team.

The Legendary Goalkeeper from Tulla—Dr. Tommy Daly—died in 1936. It was September 21st when Dr. Daly was involved in a fatal car accident near Tuamgraney, and died almost immediately. Waves of shock and grief spread through the County, and indeed throughout the GAA world when the news broke. The late Bryan McMahon has recorded:
And from the broken north land
From Burren bleak and bare,
The dirge of Thomas Daly
Goes surging on through Clare.

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