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A minor match where Tipp beat Kilkenny by 20 pts.
The old men listening to Michael O'Hehir's commentary at the fireplace.
How times have changed! 60 years ago on 23rd September.
Enjoy the clip! Especially if you're from Wexford! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S64kuzelBw4
I don't think a commemoration is complete without a clip of Tom William's song about the late great Nicky Rackard.. Cú Chulainn's Son. Often sung by the late Martin Codd of the 1950s team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UttVM1AZ7I
Laois76 (Laois) - Posts: 1270 - 23/09/2016 12:56:14 1918360Link 6
perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3929 - 23/09/2016 13:29:19 1918380Link 0
The 50s team were very popular throughout the country. Respected for their sportsmanship and manliness.
Where i am from in Laois is on the Carlow/Kilkenny border and just 22 miles to Bunclody. My father, 90 now, had many stories of fair days and selling cattle to some of the Rackards in Killanne.
Hopefully you children will have stories to tell too. In Laois we celebrated the centenary of our only all-ireland win in either code (hurling) last year. So we were able to say that we were reigning all=ireland champions at the time of the 1916 Rising!
Laois76 (Laois) - Posts: 1270 - 23/09/2016 20:46:26 1918555Link 6