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Senan Cookes up a GAA storm

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

WHAT’S Cooke-ing in local GAA has to be a pertinent question following the launch of a book by a Kilkenny hurling hero.

A History of Dunhill GAA (1882-2022) in Waterford was written by Senan Cooke, a former Kilmacow and Kilkenny star. 

Senan published A History of Kilmacow GAA (1884-2010) in 2010. 

The Dunhill GAA history launch by MEP Seán Kelly, a former President of the GAA was very well attended. 

Guests included Waterford and South Kilkenny GAA club stalwarts. 

The great  Bennettsbridge team of the early 1960s was represented by former Kilkenny and ‘Bridge defender, Jim Treacy.

 The ‘Bridge beat an honours-laden Mount Sion in the Dunhill tournament final in 1960 before a record crowd of 8,000. 

Glen Rovers, Mount Sion and Erin’s Own from that era were also represented. Feedback from early readers of the book has been positive. 

Dunhill has had a close relationship with South Kilkenny clubs over the years, playing in Piltown, Mullinavat, Glenmore and Windgap tournaments in the ‘60s and ’70s. The book can be purchased from David Veale  at [email protected] or Rachel White at [email protected]

Dick McNamara, Kilmacow, Kilkenny hurler Richie Aylward and John Galvin, Portlaw, Waterford All Star
Seán Kelly with Kilkenny GAA Co Board chairman Jimmy Walsh

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