Old Balbriggan School, Football & Scout Photos

June 7, 2020 0

Here are some great old Balbriggan photo sent in by Mary & Hilary Reilly.  A rare action photo of Glebe Nth. vs Whitehall Rngs. in 1949 Leinster Junior Cup Final. From Balbriggan Street league to playing in front of a packed Tolka Park, in just a few short years, was a momentous achievement for players & officials. The Glebe players in the photo to the right of the goalpost are Martin Fanning, Franko Guildea & Hughie Reilly. The game ended in a draw with 5 Glebe players injured and unable to play in the replay which was won by Whitehall.

Senior players taking part in a challenge game 1959.

The Girls class was sent to us courtesy of Joe Curtis.  All other photos are from family collection.

Scouts photo is a homely scene with frying pan ready, some of the mothers at the camp site are about to cook by the camp fire.

Glebe Nth. 1969
Back Row: L. to R. Francis Dunne, Terry Quinlan, Oliver Adamson, Tommy Byrne, ?, John Woodhead.
Front: L. to R. Sean Dunne (rip.) Liam Grant, Donald Kearns, Martin Fanning, Hilary Reilly & Dick Dunne.

A big thank you to Mary and Hilary for sharing these great old Balbriggan photos…