Photograph, scanned, black and white featuring Tom McGrath and the O'Callaghan's Mills Hurling team.


Photograph, scanned, black and white of the O’Callaghan’s Mills Hurling Team from the early 1900s, featuring Tom McGrath as captain and many of the players that featured on the Croke Cup winning team of 1908. The image has a white border. Top Row: P McGrath, J. McInerney, D. O’Callaghan, T. McInerney, T.Cooney, M. Halloran, D. Hurley; Middle Row: P. O’Dea, P. Kelliher, J. Kelly, T. McGrath (Capt), J. Crowe, M. Moroney; Bottom Row: M.Shaughnessy, J Shalloo, E. Grace, M. McInerney

Tom McGrath was a member of the Clare All-Ireland Hurling championship winning team, 1914. In this photograph he appears as part of his GAA club, O’Callaghan’s Mills. He served through the Irish War of Independence as a member of the IRA. During the Irish Civil War he served in the National Army and later in the Irish Defence Forces where he rose to the rank of Colonel. He was the founder of the Army Ordnance Service, later the Ordnance Corp, of the Irish Defence Forces.

Collection: Tom McGrath

Category: Visual Representation

2015.0052 (5099)