We promised you another helping of Magazines from times past so here we go again.

The year is 1976 and the March publication from Cuala G.A.A. is in the hands of editor Noel O’Donoghue. He penned a report on his recent trip to Belfast covering items that have ironically come back into the current news agenda (“every follower of Gaelic Games should visit Casement“) but also reported about events that we hope will never recur.

Runaí Joe Mooney was chasing Subs and promising austerity (plus ca change) but offering some relief (“hurls broken in matches will be replaced at no charge”) though we wonder whether this introduced any moral hazzard?

Of course we had lots of news that seems familiar today with reports of sucesses of the various teams – and made-up of so many still-familiar names

  • Mick Dunphy on Juveniles
  • John Bailey on the (“Dynamos”) Junior Hurlers
  • Jimmy Doyle on Intermediate Hurlers
  • Peter Burke on Junior Football
  • Mikey Sheanon on U21 Football
  • Joe Mooney U21 Hurling
  • Mrs Priest on Social Activities – and offering some poetic advice too.

And news too of Naomh Mhuire – still an independent Camogie club at the time but, by this time, already closely associated with Cuala; they formally joined Cuala in 1979.


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