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Carlow in 1902

The following items were found in The Intermountain Catholic. (Salt Lake City [Utah] ;) 1899-1920 newspaper.

December 13, 1902

We regret to announce the death of the Rev Father Mathew Tracey the esteem and very popular parish priest of Rosenaills which took place on Sunday morning at Gardiner Place. The deceased was a native Co Carlow and for nearly thirty years a Sacred Minister

Carlow's First Hurling Games

What is likely to have been the first ever club hurling game in County Carlow took place on Sunday, May 11, 1902. The contestants in that historic game were Tullow Faugh-a-Ballagh and the Bagenalstown Volunteers. Under the heading 'Hurling Contest'

The Nationalist of May 17th had this to say:-

"A four figure crowd attended the hurling contest in Tullow. A very interesting match took place between Tullow Faugh-a-Ballagh and Bagenalstown Volunteers and considering that the home team have scarcely a couple of months practicing they played with an amount of self-possession that would do credit to veteran wielders of the game..

County Boundary extended

In 1902 the official County Boundary of Carlow was extended into the Queens County (Leix/Laois) taking in most of the then village of Graiguecullen in the shape of a triangle from the Church on the Ballickmoyler Road back to the River Barrow. The river Barrow still remained the County Boundary between Laois and Carlow for G.A.A. purposes and no more was said about it.


(Thanks to Terry Curran for providing this material)

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