Tuesday 19 March 2013

Clare GAA Snippets

1914: Clare became the first county to win two All-Ireland Hurling titles in the one year. Ennis supplied William (Dodger) Considine, his brother Brendan, James (Sham) Spellisy and Martin Maloney to the senior team; and Jack Spellisy, Dan Minogue, Fred Garrihy, Paddy Gordon and M.J. Baker to the junior team.

Pat (Fowler) McInerney, who figured with his native Clare in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling finals of 1914 and 1932, played for fourteen years with the Dublin Garda club with whom he won six Dublin senior championship medals. A member of the 1927 Dublin All-Ireland team that beat Cork in the final, he was one of five Clare men on that Metropolitan side—the others were Tommy Daly, Jack Gleeson, Tom O'Rourke and Ned Fahy.

The late Dr. Bill Loughnane TD won a Harty Cup Medal with Limerick CBS in the Munster Colleges Championship of 1932.

Dr. Tommy Daly of Tulla won an All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal with his native Clare in 1914 and kept goal for the Banner men against Kilkenny in the 1932 All-Ireland Senior Hurling final. In between, he won senior All-Ireland medals with Dublin in 1917, 1920 and 1924, and a Railway Cup medal with Leinster in 1927.

Clare's Larry Blake and Tull Considine played for Ireland in the Tailteann Games of 1932.

Former Clare footballer, P.J. O'Dea of Kilrush, has the distinction of playing with the most clubs in either hurling or football. He figured with clubs in Clare, Cork, Dublin, Birmingham, London, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. A total of twenty all told for he played with more than one club in some of these places.

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