As intimated already, the two axles of your ball-bearing buggy had to be flat and not bowed. If they were bowed, the steering didn’t work properly. I remember a number like that, and the frantic and unsuccessful efforts of owners to plane the offending wood back to a level surface!
Pat Murtagh, a former classmate who is featured in this photograph, supplied a list of names for identification. He notes too that Tim Casey (Newsagents, Sugar Island) Kieran Cahill, Jackie McManus, Joe Kinney and Paul Carlin (Social worker) were associated with this 1962 team.
I like many "liberal" Irish Protestants, admired Gaelic games and sportsmen like the eminent Sean O’Neill (whom Newry rightly honours among its greatest sons) and the remarkable Sean Hollywood – but the sad reality is that I could not feel that there was any real place for me in the GAA.
Ill-answered impertinentIll-favoured physically unattractiveIll put-on badly dressedIll done done wronglyIll to handle difficult (of person or beast)Ill off in straitened circumstancesIll tongued … Read more…