Medal, sport, gold, Munster Hurling Final 1914
Medal, sport, 9 ct gold, circular. Munster Senior Hurling Final 1914. Obverse: Circular with openwork around central shield with three gold crowns on green enamel background, shamrocks at base of shield on either side. Above shield legend “C gna gCl” on either side of legend is a celtic knot, suspension loop on top. Beneath shield medal is full, three circular raised sections, outer two swirling pattern, celtic knots either side of central one, beneath legend “Craobh na Mumhan”. Reverse: Inscribed “Laochar Iomanuidheachta Na Mumhan – Seisir 1914 – An buadh le Co. An Chlair
Brendan Considine was one of three brothers from the Turnpike in Ennis who hurled for Clare. He was still a student in St Flannan’s when he won an All-Ireland with Clare in 1914, while three years later he won an All-Ireland with Dublin. He won this Munster Senior Hurling Championship medal when Clare beat Cork on a score line of 3-2 to 3-1.
This medal is part of a collection of his medals, that includes two All-Ireland Hurling Medals, a Leinster Senior Hurling Medal, a Munster Senior Hurling Medal, a Dublin County Football Championship Medal, a National Aid Medal from 1918 and a de Valera Tournament Medal from 1919.
The de Valera Tournament was held in 1919 to raise funds for Sinn Féin.
Brendan was an enthusiastic supporter of the national movement. He was on the run at one point, probably after the 1916 Rising, and he was working for the Munster and Leinster Bank in Dame Street, Dublin at the time. Brendan once went on hunger strike for 42 days.
His hurling career spanned three decades, and he played for Clare, Dublin, Cork and Waterford in both hurling and football, during his career with the bank. Brendan’s career started on the Turnpike of Ennis, playing in local Town Leagues in hurling and football that put him on the All-Ireland road.
Collection: Brendan Considine