• Frank Coyne’s Memories – Part 2

      ‘Hand-me-down’ Clothes, Mother’s Smuggling Operation, Farm Yard Milk, John Joe White’s Bakery  Lack of Money and repairing boots While we had an abundance of food, money or the lack of it, was always a problem.  Clothes were continually darned and ...
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    Historic Occasion-Opening of Carnaun GAA Grounds 2002

    On Saturday, I7th August, 2002 another milestone was reached in the history of the club when we opened our clubhouse and grounds in Carnaun. Seán Kelly, President elect of the GAA, performed the official opening of Carnaun grounds. Fr.Tony King ...
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    Sale of Back Lawn 1933

    Sale Forbidden by Court INTERESTING EVIDENCE Source: Connacht Tribune 1933 At Galway Circuit Court on Tuesday,  his lordship Judge Wyse Power began the hearing of an action in which the Attorney General with Stephen Jordan, T.D., Athenry, and others, asked ...
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    Breaking New Ground

    Leo Coffey, PRO St Mary’s GAA Club Source: Athenry Journal No. 16 (2002). Last August a new chapter began in the life of one of Ireland’s most successful G.A.A. clubs as St Mary’s new grounds were officially opened Over the ...
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    The Great Challenge Match 1944

    From Athenry Journal 1995 The Teams Rovers: Jack Brennan, Captain – This stalwart from South Galway needs no introduction to football fans. Excels in high fielding and long kicking. P. Kilkelly – By his brilliant saves on Sunday last, this ...
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    The Fulfillment of a Dream

    Sean McGovern Athenry Journal No. 9 (1998) For the first time since its inauguration in 1971, Feile na nGael was being hosted by Galway in 1980 and 1981. This was a golden opportunity for clubs in the county to promote ...
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    The County Hurling Final of 1911

    Tom Keane Source: Athenry Journal Volume 2, No 3 1996 I wish to congratulate St. Mary’s Athenry on their great win in the County Hurling Final. The last time the two parishes met was in 1911 when Derrydonnell represented Athenry ...
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    Exciting Hurling At Athenry – Cussane V Fr. Thomas’ 1961

    Extract from Connacht Tribune, Sat.31st August 1961 Athenry Journal Volume 2 No. 3 (1996) The large attendance at Kenny Park, Athenry, on Sunday, was treated to some fine hurling in the Co. Intermediate Semi-Finals. Cussane and Killimordaly won by very ...
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    Athenry’s Hurling Day of Glory 2004

      Mark Nevin (Club’s P.R.O.) Source: Athenry Journal, No.19. (2004) The 31st October 2004 will long be remembered among supporters of St Mary’s G.A.A. club, Athenry as one of their greatest days yet. It was on this day that the ...
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    A Parish Ablaze 1997

      Father Tony King. P.P. President, St. Mary’s GA.A Club Athenry Journal Volume 3, No. 1 (1997) St. Patrick’s Day 1997 will certainly mark a new chapter in the story of Athenry Parish. It is impossible to convey in print ...