Chairman: Tom Doyle 087 9110555.
Secretary: Margaret Doyle 087 8380018
Eddie Malone, Kilbride
Jim Treacy, Craanmore
Enda Smyth, P.J. Kavanagh
Players Group Facebook Page
photographs featured here are from the 1960s
Players Challenging Programme of Activities
The Veteran Players group have a challenging programme of activities for 2016,
which will include, a series of public talks, a very interesting competition
for the sports enthusiast, another publication, but most significantly a commemorative
event for the centenary of the 1916 rising. The project has already been approved
for state funding and focuses on a local participant in the events of 1916. If
anyone has any information or views that they feel would be relevant to our commemoration
ceremonies, please contact a member of the committee Full details of the commemoration
events will be published early in the new year.
Veteran Players Group was formed in May 2013 to
organise a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first
of the winning of Under 14 schools Gaelic Games County Championship.
The combined schools of Clonegal, Kildavin and Parkbridge
won both Hurling and Football titles in 1963 under the management
of Clonegal School principal Ben Mulhall.
In the following years 1964,65,66,67, and 68 the combined schools went on to
win three huring and three football titles.
This Golden era was celebrated at a function in the Talbot Hotel Carlow on 19th
of October 2013.
The group were so overwhelmed with the support it received for this venture that
the project ended with surplus funds.
It decided to remain together, with the intention of trying to develop community
In its second year of existence it has been able to:
Provide printing equipment to reduce printing costs to a number of local organisations.
It has supported the promotion of participation in Gaelic Games in the local
It has run a second Drama Summer School.
Verteran Players Group has also:
Launched a second book (1st November 2014) "A Backward Glance" following
the success of an earlier one "Lest We Forget",
both of which harvested the lived experiences of older members of the community.
of 2015, the group celebrated a Golden Decade in Camogie,
again at under 14 level, including one All Ireland title
won in 1995. Following the celebrations a number of the former
players have re-formed an adult Camogie Club in Kildavin.
In October 2015, the group mounted an exhibition of old photographs and
documents and in November 2015 in collaboration with the Ben Mulhall Memorial
Park Association and the Kildavin/Clonegal GAA Club facilitated the creation
of a memory wall at both locations. Details can be obtained from any member
of the committee.
of the launch of "A
Backward Glance" - click on the image below
Photos of the former Camogie Players Dinner Dance -
click on the