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Ballinabranna Sport

Ballinabranagh, Co Carlow

Camogie Team Mid 1950's:
Front Row - Left to Right: R. Fitzgerald, B. Fleming, M. Dermody, B. Byrne, A. Byrne.
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, Bridget Broughall.

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. MI. McCormack.
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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 James Amond.
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Ballinabranna N.S.
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 (Principal).
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Ballinabranna N.S. 1987 Hurling County Champions:
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.
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Ballinabranna N.S. 1987 County Camogie Finalists:
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.
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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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