Handball in Ballymore Eustace
Copy of photo below of Mickey Dowling appearing at P. 54 of the Ballymore-Eustace GAA Centenary Book.
Tom McElligott in his book on handball devoted two sections to Ballymore Eustace players. Tom is now deceased. The late Mickey Dowling of Barrack St. was one of the two Ballymore Eustace players to receive a…Continue
In his book on handball the late Tom McElligott devoted two sections thereof to Ballymore Eustace players. The book itself was published to coincide with the World Handball Championships which were played in Ireland in 1984.
General Secretary and Journalist
Tom was a teacher and loved handball. His book has become the standard book on handball. For six years in the late forties and early…Continue
When I first got involved on the official side of handball in succession to Seamie Curran as Secretary of the Ballymore Eustace Handball Club in 1958 I began writing previews and reviews of games. These I did initially for the Leinster Leader and later on for the Ballymore Echo. In 1972 Fr Browne did his final Chronicle and via my late father asked me to do an article on handball for it.
From 1958 until 1997 I wrote…Continue
Ballymore Eustace through the Years
The First Chronicle
In 1953 we saw the first Ballymore Eustace and Hollywood Chronicle.
This publication gave a flavour of the area. The next publication was Christmas 1958 when we had a pamphlet.
In 1972, we had another Chronicle. In 1984, the Football Club brought out a book to mark the centenary of the GAA. In 2000, Michael…Continue