John Quirke was born in Milltown, Co. Kerry in 1911. His father got a job at the Ursuline Convent and the family moved to Blackrock and later to 7 Ballinure Cottages known as the “White City”. This famous park in Ballinure, constructed in the mid 1930s has produced so many famous hurlers, camogie and soccerContinue reading “John Quirke: Why would Ring ask me about Hurling?”
Category Archives: Hurling
All Ireland Championship Matches Weekend Preview 10th July 2021 to 11th July 2021.
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2021. Antrim versus Laois. 10th July 2021. Parnell Park, Dublin. 2:30 pm. This is the match between the also-rans of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Both teams are teams that can win the second tier competition, but should be happy to get an early win in the All IrelandContinue reading “All Ireland Championship Matches Weekend Preview 10th July 2021 to 11th July 2021.”
Predictions: All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2021. Weekend 26th – 27th June 2021.
Leinster Hurling Championship 2021. Dublin versus Antrim 26th June 2021. Páirc Tailteann, Navan. 3:00 pm. Antrim are a newly promoted team, have won the Joe McDonagh Cup in 2020 (2nd tier competition of the All Ireland Championship). Antrim had a very respectable National Hurling League campaign in 2021, beating Clare, and drawing with Wexford. DublinContinue reading “Predictions: All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2021. Weekend 26th – 27th June 2021.”
Cork Hurling Legend Says to Pull Together During This Crisis.
Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, says we have to all pull together, during this crisis. Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, Jimmy Brohan is glad his cocooning is nearly over and he hopes to get out again for some exercise along Lough Mahon. As a regular walker on the nearby shoreline, he can’t wait to resumeContinue reading “Cork Hurling Legend Says to Pull Together During This Crisis.”
Scoil na Croise Naofa Photo from 1988.
All this week, we are including old photographs of sports clubs, and event from the pat in the area of Mahon, and Blackrock. These photos have been supplied by Richard T. Cooke, from reports, which appeared in the Southgate from the 1980s, many of which were written by the late Con Hannigan, who lived inContinue reading “Scoil na Croise Naofa Photo from 1988.”
Ballinure Hurling & Football Club Winning the Perpetual Trophy in 1987.
The photo, shows a presentation of a Perpetual Cup to the officers of Ballinure Hurling & Football Club in 1987, just days before the official opening of the new club-house, at Ballinure Pitch. (From Southgate, and the archives of Con Hannigan). “The name Con Hannigan is synonymous with Cork Sport. For almost 30 years, ConContinue reading “Ballinure Hurling & Football Club Winning the Perpetual Trophy in 1987.”
40th Anniversary of Blackrock Junior County Hurling Championship in Church Road in 1987.
An interesting article and photograph from the Southgate of 22nd October 1987, of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the 1947 Blackrock Junior County Hurling Champions (from the Con Hannigan archive). The celebration for the 1947 team, was organised by team member Paddy Madden. Paddy along with Declan Hassett, produced the centenary year publication of theContinue reading “40th Anniversary of Blackrock Junior County Hurling Championship in Church Road in 1987.”
The day “Tough Barry” sent off four players.
Although just a tournament hurling match in the Amber Ale tournament, this game was played in Clonakilty in 1938 between the Rockies and the Barrs appears to have been a very robust affair. The famous, Jim “Tough” Barry saw red and sent four players to the line according to Con Hannigan’s report. Tough Barry wasContinue reading “The day “Tough Barry” sent off four players.”
Handwritten Note of the Boys of Blackrock Ballad.
Blackrock National Hurling Club has a rousing ballad which appeared in its 1984 publication The Rockies. This song, which is published regularly in its annual reports and sung with passion on the occasion of famous victories by the club’s hurlers, young and old. Today, we publish Con Hannigan’s composition, which he also named the BoysContinue reading “Handwritten Note of the Boys of Blackrock Ballad.”