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