Friday 28 June 2013

An Bhfuil Fhios Agat?

Egan Clancy walked from Grange to Limerick Railway Station to join his team-mates on the train for Dublin on the morning of the 1910 All Ireland Senior final against Wexford. The game was played at Jones's Road (later Croke Park), Dublin, on 20th November when Wexford (Castlebridge) defeated Limerick (Castleconnell) on the score 7-0 to 6-2.

Mick Sexton of Bruree played for six years on the same club team with three of his sons—James, John and Michael. And for good measure his daughter, Margaret, represented Bruree club at several county conventions.

Dave Clohessy of Fedamore scored four goals in the replay of the 1934 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in which Limerick beat Dublin by 5-2 to 2-6.

Timmy Ryan, John Mackey and Mick Mackey each hold 20 Limerick Senior Championship medals—15 won in hurling and 5 in football.

John J. Fanagan of Kilmallock—one of the greatest stars that ever graced the athletic firmament—secured the hammer event for his adopted country (USA) in three successive Olympiads between 1900 and 1908.

Richard J. Casey of Martinstown, near Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, founded the famed Toomevara Greyhounds Hurling club in North Tipperary.

Bohercrowe, Tipperary beat Portlaoise, Laois, in the 1889 All-Ireland Senior football final. Five Ryans played for Tipperary and five Cushions figured with Laois.

Johnny Walsh of Tubberadora won his fifth All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal in 1900 at the age of 23. He was only 17 when he won his first six years earlier, in 1895.

John Joe Callanan, who won 1920 All-Ireland senior honours with Dublin, was captain of the Tipperary team that beat the Liffeysiders in the 1930 final.

Mick Kennedy, Young Irelands, born at the Ragg, near Thurles, is the only Tipperary man to win three All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals with Limerick. A product of Thurles CBS, he played with Tipperary minors in 1928-29.

At the closing of the storied Celtic Park in New York in August 1930, Clarina born Mike Kenny established what is believed to be a world record at rising and striking the hurling ball, with a distance of 122 yards.

Bob McConkey of Young Irelands, captain of Limerick's All-Ireland winning team in 1921 and first to gain possession of the Liam Mc Carthy Cup, played altogether in four All-Ireland finals—the last in 1934 when he was 39 years of age.

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