Images of St. Michael’s are rare; so Cartlann Digiteach Cuala is grateful to Paul Keogh for sharing this ‘gem’ with us. This team was a primary school side, connected to CBS Eblana. The location was Ringsend Park against Star of the Sea. It is remarkable for its depiction of a set of boys who, just 2 years later, formed the feeder for Cuala Boys when it was formed in 1962, it also contains a future Club Chairman Pat Brock and the late great Sallynoggin songwriter Barney Rush. (Christy fans will know Barney for classics like “The Craic was Ninety in the Isle of Man” and “Nancy Spain“).

Incidentally, some photographic advice, can present day mentors please note the symmetry of that back line (off the pitch).

“Weren’t they the rare aul stock?”

Thanks to Paul Keogh, we’ve been able to put names on most of those players.  –

#01 ___ Kelly
#02 Barney Rush
#03 Paul Keogh (a future U21 selector with the all-conquering 75/76 Footballers)
#04 Fergie Ryan
#05 Alan Finney
#06 Michael Conway
#07 Brendan Penston
#08 Paul Cahill
#09 Edward Wallace
#10 Pat Brock (Cathaoirleach 1979/80).
#11 Shay Morris
#12 Pat Haskins
#13 Dave Smith
#15 (unknown)
#14 Kevin Hammond
#16 Christy Sheridan
#17 Eamonn Lawless.
#18 Con O’Connor


Update: We are grateful for the assistance of Mick Curry in restoring this photo.








Cartlann Digiteach Cuala (Cuala Digital Archive) was established in 2009 to assemble an on-line archive of images, stories and memorabilia relating to Cuala and its ‘ancestral’ clubs.
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