Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Graiguecullen Young Irelands
Laois champions 1920's to 1973

Source: 'The Parish of KILLESHIN, Graiguecullen'. 1972. by P. MacSuibhne.

Graiguecullen Gaelic Football Team 1924
Courtesy of
Seamus Murphy
Haughney Memorial Final

Sunday, March 16th, 1924, winners of cup and medals presented by the late Michael Governey, Chairman Carlow Urban District Council

The Panel

Back row (L-R): T. Flynn, Martin Haughney, Willie Doyle, Christy Townsend, W. Cooney, Matt Howard, Christy Callinan, John Kelly.

Centre row: Denis Hayden, P. Haughney, James Byrne, J. Haughney, Henry Gammil, James Murphy, James Hennessy, P. Haughney

Front row: Willie Hogan, John Moore, Joe Price, Barney Hennessy, Fr. Fanning C.C., Martin Hogan, Mick Tobin and Willie Quigley.

Fr. William Fanning was C.C. in Graiguecullen from 1919 to 1925 when he was transferred to Tinryland. He was a native of Abbey St Tullow and was ordained in 1912 by the most rev. Dr Patrick Foley, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.

Source: Carloviana 2008. Page 43

Leix Senior Hurling Team, 1920's
Front row (L to R); Jack Walsh (Ballygeehan), John Phelan (The Castle, Ballygeehan), Joe Carroll (Kilcotton), Jack Caroll (Kilcotton), Jack Conroy (Portlaoise), Michael Campion (Clonmean), Jim Bannon (Skirk, Borris-in-Ossory).
Standing (L to R); Bob O'Keeffe (Borris-in-Ossory). Denis Neill, Jack Campion (Kilcotton, Kilcotton), Jack Daly (Rathdowney), Flint Kileen (Kilbricken), Tom Finlay (Ballygeehan), Paddy Kelly (Kilcotton), James Carroll (Kilcotton), Tim Hyland (Borris-in-Ossory), and Joe Egan (Borris-in-Ossory).

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Graiguecullen Young Irelands, Laois champions 1927.
Front 1 to r: Ml Tobin, Mat Callanan, Barnie Hennessy, John Farrell, Ml Comerford, John McDarby.
Middle: Ml Kearns, Paddy Haughney, Ml Brennan, Edward Price, Martin Farrell, .Tas Byrne, Willie Hogan, Ml Butler, Martin Hogan.
Back: Martin Haughney, Christy Callanan, Paddy Byrne, Martin Hennessy, Jas Keating, Edw Byrne, Joe Brennan, Jas Harte.

Laois v Cork at Croke Park in the
Thomas Ashe Cup, November 1947.
Back Row l to r – Paddy Campion, A Whelan, J Sleator, J Cowley, Gar Kelly, B Hunt, M Haughney, D Murray, P Reddy, (JJ Barrett – Nationalist)
Front Row l to r – Morgan Delaney, S Harkins, P Sixsmith, P Peacock, B McWey, T Murphy, F Hughes, M

Graiguecullen, circa 1961.
Back row - Bill Brennan, ? ?, Paul Hurley, Tommy Corcoran, Jack Lanigan, Matt Callinan, Jim Nolan, Tom Whitney, Jack Keating. Front row – Joe ‘Capall’ Walsh, Joe Walsh Snr, Ollie Byrne, ? ?, Tony Farrell, Tom Farrell, Frank Culleton, Dinny McDonald, Mick Hayden, Scotty McKerr. Does anyone recognise the young boy on the right??  
Photo courtesy of Frank Walsh.

Laois Junior Football team 1973 winners of the
All-Ireland Junior Football Title.
The Laois Junior Football team that won the for the county its first title in the code when beating London at New Eltham in 1973.
Back Row (L-R): Tim Clancy (Timahoe), Jim Miller (Annanough), Andy Fennell (Graiguecullen), Brian Nerney (O'Dempsey's), Seamus Fleming (St. Joseph's), Eddie Harte (Graiguecullen), Dan Luttrell (Courtwood), Mick Dooley (Portlaoise).
Front Row (L-R): Denis Booth (Heath), Paddy Dunne (Courtwood), Ned Flynn (Courtwood), and Danny Doogue (Graiguecullen).
(Laois Year Book 1975).
Sub: Paddy Miller (Annanough/Grove).
Three Courtwood men Ned Flynn, Paddy Dunne (RIP) and Danny Luttrell made a little bit of history winning All-Ireland Junior medals in New Eltham, London when Laois defeated London.

Source: Courtwood GAA Club is located in the north east corner of County Laois.

Graiguecullen 1982
Graiguecullen 7-a-sidefootball team which won the Carpenter Cup defeating Portlaoise 4-3 in the final in Carlow on Saturday. (date approximately March 1982).
The photo and names wer provided by Pat Timmons: Back L-R, Eamon Culleton, Liam Delaney, Jimmy Doogue, Denis Ryan, Francis Fitzpatrick. Front ; Terry Dillon' Paddy Foley, Mick Dargan (I Think)
Photo by Karl McDonough. Published in the Nationalist newspaper.

1992 Graiguecullen - County Minor Football Champions.
Michael Lawlor Trainer; Liam Martin, Aidan Keegan, Eoin O’Reilly, Caillin Canning, Ray Harman, (capt), Michael Lawlor, Jonathan Lannigan, Eddie Brennan, Niall Whitney, Kenny Maher, Emme Dowling, Jim Nelson, and Jimmy Hurley, Trainer. Front L/r Jack Byrne, Trainer; Jason Culleton, Edwin Harte, Keith Almond, Padraig Comerford, Eddie Darcy, Liam Dowling, John Lawlor, Nigel Williamson, Brian O’Reilly.

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