School: Creatlach (B.)

Location:
Cratloe, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seán Breathnach

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Hurling of the Past

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0597, Page 088

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Other ball for the other half.
James Hickey used hurl full-back, Mick Barry used play in the goals, Jack Coffey and Larry Ryan used play in the Centre of the field.
Bill Donahue did not play with his own townland. At that time they used hurl from one end of the parish to the other, that was called a hurl home”
They used hurl over ditches and fields and which ever side put it over the Boundry won.
There was a song composed about this team, and the words are as follows.
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The Cratloe gales are along time down,
And everyone knows it too,
But now we have a gallant seventeen.
Selected by Bearna Mor.
They’re as plucky as i have seen and after a short training

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Collector
Joseph Frost
Gender
male
Age
13
Address
Brickhill East, Co. Clare
Language
English