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1914 Leix All Ireland Hurling Finalists.

At the back in the centre is my late father, Tim Hyland. Unfortunately they were hammered by Clare. The following year they won the final and Tim was dropped.

Back Row: Ned McEvoy, Joe Carroll, Jack Finlay, Fr. J. Kearney, Tim Hyland
Middle Row: J. Moylan, Bill Leniham, Bob O'Keeffe, Har Jones, Tom Finlay, J. Higgins, Paddy Lee.
Front Row: J. Hiney, Jack Daly, Jack Carroll (capt.), Fint Killeen.

(Bob O'Keefe in the picture was Chairman of the G.A.A. - 1924 to 1935.)


Leix Senior Hurling Team c1920's

 Front Row: Jack Walsh (Ballygeehan), Jon Phelan (The Castle, Ballygeehan), Joe Carrol (Kilcotton), Jack Caroll (Kilcotton) Jack Conroy (Portlaoise), Michael Campion (Clonmean), Jim Bannon (Skirk, Borris-in-Ossory),
Standing: Bob O'Keeffe (Borris-in-Ossory), Denis Neill, Jack Campion (Knockaroo, Kilcotton), Jack Daly (Rathdowney), Fint Kileen (Kilbricken), Tom Finlay (Ballygeehan), Paddy Kelly (Kilcotton), James Carroll (Kilcotton), Tim Hyland, (Borris-in-Ossory), Joe Eagen (Borris-in-Ossory),

Borris-in-Ossory Junior Football Champions, 1918

 Back: Jack O'Hara, Tom Holland, Dan Bergin, Mick O'Hara.
Middle: John Kavanagh, Joe Bergin, Tim Hyland, Joe Byrne, Mick Holland, Joe Dooley.
Front: Martin Crennan, Tom O'Riordan (capt), Ber Brennan, Matt Carroll, Jim Crennan.
(The photo was taken in Cuddagh and the little boy on the left was Matt Carroll's nephew Jack Murray.)
Team colours were Red with White sash.

The Laois / Leinster Final Panel 1949

The Laois Team v Kilkenny Leinster Final 1949.

Back Row: Harry Gray, Paddy Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Liam White, Timmy Fitzpatrick, Jackie Bergin, Kevin Hyland, Timmy Hyland.
Centre: Billy Bohane, Paddy Hogan, Joe Styles, Paddy Ruschitzko (Capt), Toma Byrne, Peter Fitzpatrick, Jack Donovan, Archie Ring, Paddy Lalor.
Front: Billy Dargan, Paddy McCormac, Jimmy Murray.

Others in the photo: Sean Barrett, Paddy Campion, Malachy Kelly, Paddy Farrell, Dinny Forde, Lar Brady, Billy O'Neill, Dan Kerry & Bobby Taylor.


Source of image: By kind permission of Bill Hyland
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MICHAEL BRENNAN July 2001-All rights reserved

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