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MacCarthy, Liam

MacCarthy, Liam (1853–1928), GAA organiser and businessman, was born 21 May 1853 in London, elder son and eldest of four children of Eoghan MacCarthy, of farming stock, from Ballygarvan, Co. Cork, and Brigid MacCarthy (née Dineen) from Bruff, Co. Limerick. They emigrated to England…

MacNamee, Pádraig

MacNamee, Pádraig (1896–1975), teacher, Irish-language enthusiast, and GAA official, was born 8 August 1896 in Carrigastickan, near Forkhill, Co. Armagh, one of four children (two sons and two daughters) of James MacNamee, farmer, and Brigid MacNamee (née McCann). Growing up in a…

Maher, Michael (‘Big Mikey’)

Maher, Michael (‘Big Mikey’) (1874–1947), hurler, was born 4 October 1874 at Nodstown, Boherlahan, Co. Tipperary, eldest of four sons of John Maher, farmer, and Ann Maher (née Ryan) of Marlow, Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary. He was educated at Boherlahan national school. He captained the…

O'Toole, Luke

O'Toole, Luke (1873–1929), GAA official, was born in Ballycumber, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, second son among five children of John O'Toole and Bridie O'Toole (née Doran). Of farming stock on both sides, he was educated at the local national school at Ballycumber and at a Dublin…

Walsh, Oliver (‘Ollie’)

Walsh, Oliver (‘Ollie’) , (1937–96), hurler, was born 13 July 1937 at Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, one of four children of Michael Walsh and Johanna Walsh (née Kennedy) of Mill St., Thomastown. Educated at Thomastown national school and Kilkenny vocational school, Ollie Walsh first…

Walsh, Richard (‘Droog’)

Walsh, Richard (‘Droog’) (1877–1958), hurler, was born December 1877 at Rathkieran, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny, second son among seven children of William Walsh of Rathkieran and Anastasia Walsh (née Quinn) of Ballygorey, Mooncoin, both of farming stock. He was educated at Carrigeen…