Mullingar Shamrocks

Founded 1953

Co. Westmeath

The Street Leagues: part of what we are

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The Street Leagues: part of what we are

The Street Leagues were central to the development of football talent in Mullingar. We publish a few classic Street League presentation pictures. The status of the Street Leagues is evident from the fact that Bishop John McCormack donated a trophy and made the presentation to the winning captain.

In 1981 Mullingar Shamrocks celebrated 15 years of Street League activities with the Under-10 final between Millmount coached by Malachy Keaveny and John Kelly and St Tolas (Delvin) coached by Dan O'Dowd with the latter winning what was described as a brilliant final which was refereed by Paddy Collins and played in Cusack Park.

St Tola's defeated Clann LIr in the semi-final. Clann LIr were managed by Terry O'Dowd and Des Doolin and were captained by one Edmund Casey and included Ray Flynn as a star player. Millmount included Declan 'Chunky' O'Brien, Rob Cornally, Barry Masterson, John Ball, Ann Hynes, Kieran Hynes, Barry Kelly, Adrian and John Keaveney and Philip O'Gara. (The more things change they more they stay the same)

The Millmount Street League team was the team that launched the football careers of such luminaries as Sean Hynes, Michael O'Reilly, Paul Aherne, Mark Kelly, and Tom Ormsby.

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