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Palatine G.F.C.

Co Carlow


Palatine club was founded in 1909 with a notice in the "Nationalist" of Ist May 1909 announcing a practice session on the Sunday. The Palatine Minors played a game against Graigue Minors on the 23rd May 1909 and the Juniors played against Borris on 25th July 1909. So the foundations were laid for a hundred years of football and we now embark on the second hundred years.

Palatine's First Senior Champions 1919 (and 1920)
Front: Edward "Sonny" Wall, William Cullen, Jim Sweeney, Mick Byrne, Rev.E.Campion/C.C., Lar Sweeney, Peter Kavanagh.
Centre: James Delaney, Jim Pender, Mike Delaney, Paddy Murray, John Sweeney, Matt O'Neill, Billy Tracey, Jack McAssey, Seamus Hickey.
Back: Tom Hickson, Tom Kelly, Peter McGuill, Pat Kavanagh.

The Intermediate Champions of 1938
Palatine G.F.C. Carlow
Intermediate Champions and Winners of the Derrig Medals, 1938
Back row: Jack Kinsella, Tom Nolan, Pat Woods.
Centre: Matt Nolan, Jack Lawlor, Frank Hickey, Bill Nolan, Matt Whelan, Pat Reid, Con Murphy, Paddy Hickey, Dan Mullins.
Front row: Frank Archbold, Sean Murphy, Rev. Fr Burbage. Andy O'Neill, William Archbold, Christy Farrell.

Senior Football Champions 1952
Front: Frank McGill, James Mahon, Jack Mahon, Tadhg Hendricken, Andy Dooley, Liam Hendricken.
Centre: Paddy Byrne, Tom Kelly, Mick McAssey, Sean Kelly, Billy McGuill, Billy Kehoe Jnr., Jack McAssey, James Deering, Luke Hickey, Seán Hickson.
Back: Mick Byrne, Paddy Hickey, Liam Murphy, Lar Moran, Christy McGrath, Jimmy Hayes, Paddy Metcalfe, Seamus Harmon, John Brady, Mick Carroll.
Inset: Mick Brady, Paschal Hayes

The game of hurling was fostered with the setting up of a hurling team in 1963. This led to success in the Minor, Junior, Intermediate grades and, in 1972, to the winning of the Senior Hurling Championship. The Intermediate team now flies the flag for the Club.


Palatine's Senior Hurling Champions 1972
Front: Willie Cullen, Tom Holmes, Seamie Holmes, Seán Tracey (Capt.), Brendan Hayden, P.J. Byrne, Paddy Kehoe Back: Joe Byrne, Seamie Woods, Charlie Keegan, Fran Mullins, Brian Burroughs, Tom Bowe, J.J. Canavan, Willie O'Rourke, Paddy Phelan, Dick Gladney

Source of images and text: http://palatine.carlow.gaa.ie/-club-history


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