May 18, 1901
A tragic death took place during the races at
Ballybar County Carlow. Owen Cummins of Tinryland an old man of seventy
five years while in a state of great excitement took suddenly ill and
expired in a few moments.
Father John Cullen presided at a great
demonstration at Carlow recently and as a result a branch of the United
Irish league was established at an influential meeting held later. Among
those present were Father George Byrne, Rev John Corbett and John
Hammond M P.
August 03, 1901
On Sunday last a very successful meeting was held
at Hacketstown on the confines of Carlow and Wicklow to establish a
branch of the United Irish League The attendance which was large and
representative was drawn from both counties and constitutes a striking
evidence of the revival of political enthusiasm and of the quickening of
the national spirit which in many districts of Leinster has manifested
all too few signs of healthy activity during the past few years.
August 17, 1901
Miss Madge Donohue who belongs to a very popular
County Carlow family who had been staying at the Bays Hotel Kingstown
for some time past met with a serious accident Saturday. The young lady
went for a bicycle ride and while returning by Dalkey she lost control
of her wheel on the steep incline of Victoria road and at the foot of
the incline was thrown violently against the wall of Elsinore House. She
was found lying in a semiconscious condition suffering from severe shock
the right side of her head and face being injured.
2nd January 1901
St Stephen’s Day December 1900
In the early years Carlow was one of the few non
Dublin based teams in the province of Leinster. Here is an account of a
match between Carlow and Kingstown (Dun Laoighre, Dublin) on December
26th, St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) 1900 complete with a team photo,
possibly one of their first club photos.
“On St Stephen’s Day the Kingstown Football Club
paid their second annual visit to Carlow, and were more strongly
represented than last year when Carlow ran out rather easy victors. The
match took place at Granby Row before a very large crowd of spectators
and in ideal football weather. It may be remembered that last year the
gate money, amounting to over £6.00 was sent as a contribution from the
Club to the Irish Regiments Soldiers Widows and Orphan Fund. Preparatory
to the preliminaries the Carlow Team were photographed by Mr. Lloyd,
Directly after Jameson started the game, by kicking
off towards the rectory goal, the ball was returned to Rowan who found
touch in the visitors twenty five. From the throw in Kingstown made a
good combined rush to the home territory, the Carlow team, contrary to
their general play so far this season seemed to lack the spirit at the
commencement of the game as they played in very desultory fashion, the
result being that the visitors had much the best of the opening play and
scored a try far out. They had very hard lines in not securing the major
point, the ball hitting the upright from a splendid shot at goal from a
difficult angle. On resuming the home side evidently saw they had their
work cut out, as they “bucked” up wonderfully and brought the ball to
their opponents ground pinning them on their line for some time, several
attempts to get over being nipped in the nick of time.
The home side made strenuous efforts to break
through their opponents line and eventually succeeded, amidst much
excitement, per Hearns who scored at the corner, the same player kicked
a magnificent goal, thus putting his side leading by 2 points. Shortly
after half time was called.
On restarting for some time Kingstown held Carlow
on their line and the play raged fast and furious, till Jameson made a
good dribble to near half way, the advantage being further improved on
by Rowan, who again was only brought down just outside the line, from
the ensuing scrum, Langran obtaining possession, passed to Hearns who
had very bad luck in being “nailed” on the line…. without further score,
leaving Carlow winners of a pleasant and hard fought game by 1 goal (5
points) to 1 try (3 points).
Mr Davis, an ex-international player and a County
Carlow man acted as referee.
Doyle, Bourke, Hearns, Rowen
G Tynan, R Lanagran
Jameson, Brady, Orr, Bolger, Belton, West,
Watson, E Boake & Kepple.
After the match the visitors were entertained at
the inaugural annual dinner of the Carlow Football Club, which was held
at the Royal Arms Hotel. In the absence of the president of the club (M.
Governey Esq) and the captain (Rev. G Jameson), Mr CS Tynan, Vice
Captain presided at the table at which forty four were seated.
The committee have every reason to congratulate
themselves on the success of their first club dinner and “smoker” which
followed. The excellent manner in which the dinner was served reflects
much credit on the management of the Royal Arms Hotel.
Reproduced from the Carlow Sentinel, 2nd January