The 1950 Athea Football Team

This photo was sent to me by Denis O’Connell, son of Christy O’Connell who died recently ar dheis De go raibh a anam. This team included three of the greatest footballers to have graced the football pitch and would have been automatic selections on any county team: Eoin Liston, Sonny Murphy and Timmy Woulfe. That is not to say that the others were not great as well but these three were exceptional. Timmy is the only member of that team still alive and it is a credit to his endurance that he was the lynchpin at midfield of the senior team hat won theĀ  County Senior Championship 18 years later!!