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
- 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,
- 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
- 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.