There’s a special night planned at Palatine GAA club in Carlow this weekend to honour ‘the men of 1972’.
50 years on from the club having landed their only Carlow senior hurling championship title, a championship season and final of legend will be recalled in the club house, as Palatine mark the year they were ‘kingpins of Carlow hurling’
Surviving players and the families of those who have passed away since will attend for ‘an evening of friendship, stories and camaraderie’ per the club’s Facebook page.
Those who featured on the day include Brendan Hayden, Paddy Kehoe, Seán Treacy (C), Paddy Phelan, Brian Burroughs, Willie O’Rourke, Seamie Holmes, Tom Holmes, Seamie Woods, Charlie Keegan, JJ Canavan, Willie Cullen, Fran Mullins, Tom Bowe and PJ Byrne.
Palatine would beat Ballinkillen in the county final that year, the club’s only senior hurling title in their history. Football has been kinder to the club in recent years with Pal claiming this year’s senior honours under manager Pado Flynn, going on to win their first Leinster championship fixture before exiting at the quarter-final stages.