Camogie Team Mid 1950's:
Front Row - Left to Right:
R. Fitzgerald, B. Fleming, M. Dermody, B. Byrne, A.
Back Row Left to Right: C.
Lawlor, K. Murphy, B. Fitzpatrick, -, A. Dempsey,
--, N. Walshe. K. Purcell.
Men at Back: Left to Right: S. Fitzgerald, P. Amona.
U. Amond, M. Dermody.
Extracts from Facts & Tales.
Ballinabranna had a Camogie team around the late 1940's
with Frank Gregan and committee in charge.
Players involved at that time were Mary Brien, Mrs.Annie
Redmond, Mary Howard, Mrs.Gahan (Old Leighlin), Cis
Cleere (Graigueculen) and Nan Ward (Graiguecullen).
Whenever a sports was held in Tomard a camogie match was
also on the programme.
When Christy Kelly was Secretary of the Football Club,
he was also Chairman of the Camogie Club.
Sean Fitzgerald trained the camogie team in the field
beside Christy's house and the football training also
took place here in the field known as the "24 acres".
The majority of the camogie players came from
Raheendoran and the team also had a uniform.
List of Players in 1953.
Elizabeth Foley, Mary Lowry, Margaret Purcell, Josephine
Dooley, Marie Delaney, Kathleen Glynn, Kathleen Caffrey,
Elizabeth Lynan, Elizabeth McDonald, Elizabeth Amond,
Mary Maher, Mary Somers, Bridget Rice, Ann Lawlor,
Bridget Lynch, Kathleen McDonald, Kathleen Caffrey,
At a Ball in George Redmonds (house above Kiln) one
time, organised by the Camogie Club, a lot of money was
collected. The admission charge was 2/6. The money
disappeared and so did a cake that was to be raffled.
Reliable sources inform me that the cake was eaten up in
Bilboa. The musicians playing were Mick Bolger, Paddy
Bolger, and Mick Kavanagh.
Source of images from Myles Kavanagh Ballinabranna (Baile na
mBrannach) "A Centenary Celebration 1890-1990. p. 42
Ballinabranna N.S. Team 1926:
Standing Left to Right:-James Brenan (Teacher), John
Elliott, Ml. Lowry, J. Fitzpatrick, J. Amond, P.
Byrne, J. Byrne, R. Dooley, J. Lawler, N. Elliott,
Bernie McDonald. Front Left to Flight: Ed.
Fitzpatrick, Ed. O'Rourke, John Watchom, Pat Whelan.
Ballinabranna N.S. Champions 1982:
Front Left to
Right: Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Ger.Doyle, Owen Muiieeney,
Peter Thompson, Liam Doyle, Martin Darcy, Diarmuid
Lowry, Noel Amond. Back Left lo Right: Padraig
McNally, Willie Doran, John Fitzpatrick, Bill
Keating, Bemey Kelly (Capt.}, James Muiieeney,
Thomas Darcy, Shane Coffey, Brendan
Winners Of The
Nationalist Cup For Co. Carlow Primary Schools 1986:
Front Left to Right: Declan Cotfey,
Michael Heffarnan, Damlen Sheehan, Jason Hughes,
Claran Byrne (Capt.), Kenneth Glynn, Pater Muleenay,
Christy Glynn. Back Left to Right: David Rice, John
Fender, Damian Walsh, Brendan Walsh, Philip Nolan,
Trevor Amond, Thomas Nolan, Patrick Amond, Mark
Doyle, Owen Anthony Keating, & Myles Kavanagh
Ballinabranna N.S. 1987 Hurling County
Back Left to Right: Patrick
Amond, Peter Mulleney, Ciaran Byrne, Michael
Heffernan, Kenneth Glynn, Kevin Coffey, Jasor
Hughes. Front Left to Right: Thomas Dunne,
Christopher Dunne, David Rice, Michael Lowry, Brian
Maher, Tony Kinsella & Thomas O'Keefe.
Ballinabranna N.S. 1987 County Camogie
Back Left to Right:- Debbie
Purcell, Claire Nolan, Idel Dime. Anne Marie
Delaney, Imelda Dunne, Cliona Glynn, Michelle Alice
Lawlor. Front Left to Right: Kevin Doran (Teacher),
Barbara Mulleney, Marie Sheehan, Michelle Ryan, Mary
Doran & Michelle Francis Lawlor.
- Source: Ronnie Shorten
- Source of images & text from
- Carloviana 1979/1989/90 provided by
M. Purcell 2012,
- Myles Kavanagh Ballinabranna (Baile
na mBrannach) "A Centenary Celebration 1890-1990 p.23, 24,
25 & 27
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