1923 All-Ireland SHC medal fetches €5,500 at auction

December 04, 2018

A Galway flag flies proudly in the crowd

One of Galway’s first All-Ireland senior hurling championship medals has been sold for €5,500.

The Celtic Cross design medal was won in 1923 when Galway defeated Limerick by 7-3 to 4-5 at Croke Park to claim the county’s inaugural All-Ireland crown.

The Connacht Tribune reports that today’s auction in Dublin saw Fonsie Mealy’s Auctioneers complete the sale of the heavy 9-carat gold medal, which went for twice the estimated price that was offered.

While the auctioneers would not disclose any information, it is understood that the buyer has a connection to the Galway area.

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