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Mickey Dowling

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…


Added by Matt Purcell on October 24, 2013 at 2:42pm — 4 Comments

Tom McElligott book on handball and Ballymore Eustace



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…


Added by Matt Purcell on October 8, 2013 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

History of Ireland



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…


Added by Matt Purcell on October 1, 2013 at 4:27am — 1 Comment

Ballymore Eustace Publications

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.


Other Publications


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…


Added by Matt Purcell on September 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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