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.”

Blackrock Rovers AFC, Successful 1920s Team.

Pictured: Blackrock Rovers AFC, winners of the Munster Junior League and Tyler Cup in 1927-28. The club had also won the Junior Cup, defeating Prospect in 1926/27. The club’s pitch may have been behind the present Garda Station. The most important senior team in Cork at the time was Fordsons, the team based in FordsContinue reading “Blackrock Rovers AFC, Successful 1920s Team.”

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.”

Blackrock Rowing Club, Winners of the Kinsale Regatta 1959.

Pictured: Blackrock Rowing Club, winners of the Senior race in the Kinsale Regatta in 1959. This photograph is from Southgate in October 9th 1986. (From the archives of Con Hannigan). Do you know more about any of the people from this photo? Let us know! Previous Post. Mahon Youth Club Trip to Belfast in DecemberContinue reading “Blackrock Rowing Club, Winners of the Kinsale Regatta 1959.”

Ringmahon Rangers Photograph from 1958, the Start of their Golden Era.

This photo from 1958, was taken on the old pitches at Church Road, where the Willow Bank estate is now built. The Ringmahon Rangers club began as a school boys team in 1951. It was founded at Dunlocha Cottages. In 1958/59 the club won the AUL Junior Championship. Ringmahon Ranger AFC, made it a three-inContinue reading “Ringmahon Rangers Photograph from 1958, the Start of their Golden Era.”

Blackrock Soccer Team, Munster Cup Final in 1945.

The Blackrock Soccer team, which drew with Cork United B, in the Munster Cup Final at the Mardyke in 1945. Blackrock Soccer Club supplied four full international players to the Irish team at various times. These internationals were goalkeepers Mick McCarthy and Jim Fox Foley, a winger, Timothy Jim O’Keeffe, and centre-half Florrie Burke. DoContinue reading “Blackrock Soccer Team, Munster Cup Final in 1945.”

Con Hannigan Tribute.

This is a copy of a tribute written by Con Hannigan in his own handwriting to his local village of Ballinure and his community. Con who wrote extensively especially for the Evening Echo, died in 1st February 2016. He lived at Ballinure Cottages. (from the Con Hannigan archives). Previous Post Ringmahon Rangers….a band of brothers.Continue reading “Con Hannigan Tribute.”

Ringmahon Rangers: A Band of Brothers

This is a photo of the Ringmahon Rangers team of 1968/69, winners of the Munster Senior League, Senior Shield, and Keller Cup. Back L to R : Christy Ahern, Johnny O’Leary RIP., Ned Barry, John Lynch, Pat Fitzgerald, Paddy Ahern.Front: Val Sheehan RIP, Paul McCarthy, John (Langhton) Fitzgerald (capt,), Eugene Gosnell, Michael O’Leary (RIP).Sitting: JohnContinue reading “Ringmahon Rangers: A Band of Brothers”

Dunlops Factory, It Made Golf and Tennis Balls.

Dunlops Factory operated in Cork on the Centre Park Road from 1935 to 1983. At one stage, almost 2,000 people worked in the Dunlops complex, many hundreds from this area. While the factory mainly produced tyres, the workers also made rubber footwear, tennis balls and hundreds of thousands of golf balls. Dunlops factory was theContinue reading “Dunlops Factory, It Made Golf and Tennis Balls.”