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·        Frank Coffey, Ballybacka, won six Co. Senior Hurling Championships with Turloughmore.

·        Stephen Jordan, Davis St. Athenry, played in goal for St. Jarlaths, when they won the All Ireland Colleges Championship in 1947.

·        Ritchie Williams, Carnaun, has played club hurling in five different decades and is still going strong.

·        Iggy Madden, Cussane, has played hurling with Athenry and Liam Mellows and rugby for Corinthians and Connaught.

·        Sean Hynes, Castle Ellen and Kevin Healy, Mountain North, were on the Presentation College

·        Athenry team that won the Connaught Colleges Senior Hurling Championship of 1969.

·        Paddy Fahy, Cahertymore, played with Galway in the 1954 All Ireland Semi Final against Cork.

·        Tom Coffey, Ballybacka and Swangate, is the present captain of Athenry Golf Club.

·        Tommy Egan, Glenmore, who won a Co. Championship with Turloughmore, went on to star for the Galway Hurling team in Boston.

·        Tony Jordan, Davis St. Athenry, Lambert and Peadar Ruane, Lisheenkyle, were on the Athenry team that won the Co. Junior Hurling Championship in 1957.

·        Kevin Healy, Mountain North and Leo Gardner, Knockbrack and Athenry, were on the Athenry golf team that won the Carrolls Irish Open Pro-am at Portmarnock Golf Club in 1988.

·        Mary and Sadie Higgins, from Castle Lambert, were on the Athenry Camogie team that won the Co. Championship in 1982.

·        Pierce Coffey, Ballybacka, captained the Athenry Junior Football team in their Co. Championship success of 1990.

·        J .J . Connaughton, Pollagh,  Joe Coen, Carnaun, Michael Mullins, Cussaun, Michael Cooley, Kilskeagh, Pat Greaney, Bellville, Billy Cullinane, Mount Browne, P.J. Ryan, Loughaunenaghaun, Eamonn Mullins, Cussaun, Patrick Cooley, Kilskeagh, and Ritchie Williams, Carnaun, were on the Cussaun team that won the North Board Intermediate Championship in 1963.

·        Leo Gardner, Knockbrack and Athenry, played hurling for Galway and football for Waterford.

·        Pake Ruane, Castle Lambert, has been an officer of Athenry Hurling club for the past 35 years.

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About this record

Written by Finbarr O'Regan

Published here 05 Feb 2021

Page 217 of the The Carnaun Centenary Book archive.

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