Thursday, 21 February 2013

Listowel kids1994, Crusaders and GAA in 1880s

Due to the popularity of my previous young people photo here is another from the family album. This one is dated July 13 1994. Weren't they cute?

This was the previous photo and I have to apologize to two people I misidentified. The two girls I named as the Clifford sisters are in fact, Catherine Moylan and Mairead Regan (I think).


This is The Square in Listowel on Saturday. Notice the people in the high vis tops. They are the Crusaders on their weekly run. These local people are a great example to  us all, a healthy lifestyle and lots of fundraising as well.

I "borrowed" this photo from Mary Toomey Roche's page.


Do you remember this sound of summer?


Timeline of GAA in Listowel from 1885 to 1899

June 27th 1885
Meeting to form G.A.A. Club was held. The following resolution was proposed and seconded: "That we, the people of Listowel in public meeting assembled, hereby establish a branch of the G.A.A." A club was then formed with the following officers: J. W. Keane was appointed President; M. Murphy, Vice-President; Richard Stack, Treasurer and M. J. Flavin, Honorary Secretary.
August 10th 1885
G.A.A. Club organised sports Meeting - no report.
November 1888
County Board formed: Listowel delegates present: Martin O'Sullivan and J. McGrath.
On Martin O’Sullivan's proposition T. Slattery was appointed chairman.
1st County Championship
1st Round - Listowel (Feale Amateurs) defeated Irremore.
2nd Round. Tralee Mitchels defeated Listowel (Feale Amateurs)
April 28th 1889
First Town League recorded - William St. (Shamrocks) V Church St. (Amateurs)
County Championship- Listowel defeated by Tralee Mitchels
1st recorded Listowel team on print (Club History)
Football Club split - 2 teams (Listowel Football Club) and Listowel Temperance Society Club (St Patrick's)
County Championship Draw: Listowel Football Club V Tralee Mitchels and St. Patrick's V Irremore
Formation of Listowel Wild Geese.
Opening of Listowel Sports field.


The Real Taoiseach

Jack Lynch in 1957, dapper, as always


JFK and family with dogs (photo from the JFK library)

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