Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1 – “Remember 1964”

Can you remember back to 1964, when locals here in Thurles gathered to celebrate the arrival of Tipperary’s All-Ireland Hurling Captain, Michael Murphy, accompanied of course by the Liam McCarthy Cup (Tipperary’s 20th win and the then 78th staging of Ireland’s premier hurling knock-out competition); arriving to Tom O’Toole’s public house on Friar Street in the town?

No, well you can refresh your memory shortly, when “Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1” hits the book shelves.

Left To Right: – Eamon Shanahan, Niall McNamara, Tom Behan, Michael Murphy, Joe Dwyer, Ned O’Shea, James Moloughney.

As we have previously stated, this ‘must-own’, long-awaited and overdue hard-back publication, containing over 500 pages packed with facts, figures and photos, will be available later this year in Thurles, through Bookworm, Lár na Páirce, Eason and Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre.

In answer to the many queries we have received by sporting readers (both male and female), yes, we can now confirm when this book launch is taking place.

The launch will take place at Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre on Friday, 10th November 2017, at 7.30 p.m. sharp.


It is interesting to note, also, that this new publication doesn’t confine itself purely to Thurles GAA affairs. Indeed, I would suggest that same can also be seen as a social or community written commentary, with the many happenings down through the decades, affecting our rural town and surrounding parish of Thurles, getting mentioned and clearly put into date perspective, e.g. the arrival of Electricity; the Thurles/Titanic connection; the official opening of Thurles Sugar Factory; the Korean War; Fair Days on Liberty Square (West Main Street) and Cathedral Street (East Main Street); The great Count John Mc Cormack’s Concert at Delahunty’s Cinema etc., etc., etc.

Note: A ‘Signed Publication’ can also be ordered direct (Plus €10 extra for postage and packing) from the Author, Mr Liam Ó Donnchú, Ballymoreen, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


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