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60 years ago to-day Dermot O'Brien lifted Sam for the Wee County. Hard to believe we never had a repeat since. .
Remember those great men to-night . S. Og Flood., O Reilly.T.Conlon,Red Meehan, P Coleman ,S.White. P Smith. D.O' Neill, K Behan. S. O'Donnell,D.O'Brien.F. Lynch.S Cunningham.J McDonnell j.Roe

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1403 - 22/09/2017 23:58:41    2049485

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Replying To 19616609:  "60 years ago to-day Dermot O'Brien lifted Sam for the Wee County. Hard to believe we never had a repeat since. .
Remember those great men to-night . S. Og Flood., O Reilly.T.Conlon,Red Meehan, P Coleman ,S.White. P Smith. D.O' Neill, K Behan. S. O'Donnell,D.O'Brien.F. Lynch.S Cunningham.J McDonnell j.Roe"
Well said 1616609. This time 60 years ago there would of been a lot of sore heads around the Wee County. I would even say there were a lot of babies born nine months later. Sun 22nd Sep 1957 was really Louth's heaven. The smallest county in Ireland beat the biggest county. Both sides changed colours because both wear red. Louth wore the Leinster colour of green and Cork wore the Munster colour of blue. Sadly since then Louth have not even come close to reaching an all Ireland final. An Lu Abu!

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 23/09/2017 11:01:12    2049538

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Well said 1616609. This time 60 years ago there would of been a lot of sore heads around the Wee County. I would even say there were a lot of babies born nine months later. Sun 22nd Sep 1957 was really Louth's heaven. The smallest county in Ireland beat the biggest county. Both sides changed colours because both wear red. Louth wore the Leinster colour of green and Cork wore the Munster colour of blue. Sadly since then Louth have not even come close to reaching an all Ireland final. An Lu Abu!"
The trainer (manager to-day) in 1957 was the great Jim Quigley. He got a cruel blow when the powerful centre half Jim McArdlewas ruled out through injury. That's why he is in "civies" in the photo. Early in the game Quigley moved Stephen White, the Paddy of that time, to centre half and the rest is history. No subs were used that day.
We should remember too the 1957 subs who contributed greatly to Louth football. They were
Jim McArdle Roche
Alfie Monks,Naomh Mhuire
Aidan Magennis St.Marys
Barney McCoy, St. Marys
Mickey Flood , Young Ireland's
Jim Blackie Judge Newtown Blues
Jackie Reynolds, Oliver Plunkets
There was no sub goalie in the panel.

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1403 - 23/09/2017 15:42:11    2049617

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Replying To 19616609:  "The trainer (manager to-day) in 1957 was the great Jim Quigley. He got a cruel blow when the powerful centre half Jim McArdlewas ruled out through injury. That's why he is in "civies" in the photo. Early in the game Quigley moved Stephen White, the Paddy of that time, to centre half and the rest is history. No subs were used that day.
We should remember too the 1957 subs who contributed greatly to Louth football. They were
Jim McArdle Roche
Alfie Monks,Naomh Mhuire
Aidan Magennis St.Marys
Barney McCoy, St. Marys
Mickey Flood , Young Ireland's
Jim Blackie Judge Newtown Blues
Jackie Reynolds, Oliver Plunkets
There was no sub goalie in the panel."
It's a pity I was not around on that day 19616609. That Louth team should of won another All Ireland. Some great battles with Meath back in the forties and fifties. It is hard to believe that the great captain from that day Demot O Brien is dead ten years this year.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 25/09/2017 10:26:03    2050211

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Sad that one of our greats Jimmy Mc Donnell RIP has passed away one week after the 60th anniversary of his big triumph.
Jimmy came out of retirement for that years Leinster semi final v Kildare . He scored 3-3 in that game and a further 2-2 in the Leinster final v Dublin. He gave wonderful service to both Louth and Darver Volunteers. Ar dheis De go raibh a Adam delis.

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1403 - 01/10/2017 17:19:35    2052136

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Replying To 19616609:  "Sad that one of our greats Jimmy Mc Donnell RIP has passed away one week after the 60th anniversary of his big triumph.
Jimmy came out of retirement for that years Leinster semi final v Kildare . He scored 3-3 in that game and a further 2-2 in the Leinster final v Dublin. He gave wonderful service to both Louth and Darver Volunteers. Ar dheis De go raibh a Adam delis."

barker (USA) - Posts: 55 - 01/10/2017 23:34:29    2052245

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Replying To 19616609:  "Sad that one of our greats Jimmy Mc Donnell RIP has passed away one week after the 60th anniversary of his big triumph.
Jimmy came out of retirement for that years Leinster semi final v Kildare . He scored 3-3 in that game and a further 2-2 in the Leinster final v Dublin. He gave wonderful service to both Louth and Darver Volunteers. Ar dheis De go raibh a Adam dilis."
Agreed. RIP Jimmy. Doubtful if we will ever see his like again.

barker (USA) - Posts: 55 - 01/10/2017 23:36:34    2052246

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Replying To 19616609:  "60 years ago to-day Dermot O'Brien lifted Sam for the Wee County. Hard to believe we never had a repeat since. .
Remember those great men to-night . S. Og Flood., O Reilly.T.Conlon,Red Meehan, P Coleman ,S.White. P Smith. D.O' Neill, K Behan. S. O'Donnell,D.O'Brien.F. Lynch.S Cunningham.J McDonnell j.Roe"
To have 7 of the 15 still around for the 60th anniversary is still pretty impressive though, now 6 unfortunately -

Tom Conlon d. Jan 1990
Sean Cunningham Dec 2005
Dermot O'Brien May 2007
Ollie Reilly Apr 2009
Jim Meehan Jun 2009
Stephen White Sep 2009
Peadar Smith Feb 2014
Dan O'Neill Jan 2015
Jimmy McDonnell Sep 2017
Frank Lynch
Seamus O'Donnell
Sean Og Flood
Kevin Beahan
Jim Roe
Patsy Coleman

commercials1 (Limerick) - Posts: 115 - 02/10/2017 23:26:20    2052585

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Replying To commercials1:  "To have 7 of the 15 still around for the 60th anniversary is still pretty impressive though, now 6 unfortunately -

Tom Conlon d. Jan 1990
Sean Cunningham Dec 2005
Dermot O'Brien May 2007
Ollie Reilly Apr 2009
Jim Meehan Jun 2009
Stephen White Sep 2009
Peadar Smith Feb 2014
Dan O'Neill Jan 2015
Jimmy McDonnell Sep 2017
Frank Lynch
Seamus O'Donnell
Sean Og Flood
Kevin Beahan
Jim Roe
Patsy Coleman"
As far as I know three of the seven subs are also still around. Great men all in that panel. Tom Carroll,Paddy Butterly and Cormac Breslin were involved in early stages of '57 campaign. As well as Jimmy McDonnell ,Tom Conlon was coaxed from retirement by Jim Quigley. Paddy Markey came back the following year. Maybe Pete could repeat the dose next year.

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1403 - 03/10/2017 22:02:16    2052868

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I see the 57 team are being honoured at the county final, great to see for them and their families.

Louth all Ireland champions, mad when you think about it.

louthman57 (Louth) - Posts: 273 - 12/10/2017 13:17:06    2054852

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Replying To louthman57:  "I see the 57 team are being honoured at the county final, great to see for them and their families.

Louth all Ireland champions, mad when you think about it."
Amen to all of that Louthman57. Louth's heaven is 57!

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 12/10/2017 15:02:20    2054875

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