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James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:28 pm
by feirmeoir
Did I hear a few years ago that James McCarthy's mother was from Clonbullogue

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:56 pm
by LooseCannon
Don't know, but Darragh and Shane Fives' mother is from Lusmagh if I'm not mistaken.
Any other inter county stars with parents from Offaly?

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:51 pm
by lovelyhurling
Barry Coughlans mother is a Gracefield woman, and his uncle is non other than Tommy Byrne Co. Board Chairman. He lived around for some of his childhood.

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:13 pm
by LooseCannon
Obviously, Tomás Connor is one.(former)

There is/was a couple of lads on the Roscommon team with Offaly parentage.

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:17 pm
by Plain of the Herbs
That is correct, LC. Also, Aaron Craig (Westmeath right half-back) also has a Lusmagh mother, who herself is a sister of the Fives' mother.

Mark Dunne, Galway camogie manager has a Lusmagh mother and Clareen father.
LooseCannon wrote:Don't know, but Darragh and Shane Fives' mother is from Lusmagh if I'm not mistaken.
Any other inter county stars with parents from Offaly?

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:25 pm
by LooseCannon
Keep the women in Lusmagh. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:52 pm
by Bord na Mona man
LooseCannon wrote:There is/was a couple of lads on the Roscommon team with Offaly parentage.

Jaysus, that's narrowing it down! :mrgreen:

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:37 pm
by LooseCannon
Bord na Mona man wrote:
LooseCannon wrote:There is/was a couple of lads on the Roscommon team with Offaly parentage.

Jaysus, that's narrowing it down! :mrgreen:


There was the 3 Dalys Shannonbridge father.(don't think they're involved anymore?)

Hubert D'arcy Jr Shannonbridge father.

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:31 pm
by Plain of the Herbs
I'm being told by a lurker here with local knowledge that Brendan Kealy's (former Kerry goalkeeper) has a mother who hails from Ballycumber.
And that Jay Tabb (who I've never heard of but who played soccer for Reading and Ipswich) has connections around Rahan who he used visit in his childhood summers and which qualifies him to play for Ireland.

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:44 pm
by LooseCannon
Plain of the Herbs wrote:I'm being told by a lurker here with local knowledge that Brendan Kealy's (former Kerry goalkeeper) has a mother who hails from Ballycumber.
And that Jay Tabb (who I've never heard of but who played soccer for Reading and Ipswich) has connections around Rahan who he used visit in his childhood summers and which qualifies him to play for Ireland.


I saw Jay Tabb play one game. He single-handedly won a play-off final for Reading if memory serves me correct. (Although now I'm doubting myself; they might have lost, but I'm not a keen viewer of foreign sports, but I definitely remember him being the best player on the pitch)

There was a McIntyre on the Kerry minor team a couple of years ago. Any hope of Wallace bringing him up?

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:43 am
by feirmeoir
Brendan Kealys mother was a Kelly from Ballycumber

Any update on James McCarthy's mother from Clonbullogue?

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:46 am
by theman
feirmeoir wrote:Brendan Kealys mother was a Kelly from Ballycumber

Any update on James McCarthy's mother from Clonbullogue?


Yes, his mother is from Clonbullogue. She moved away when she married.

His older brother use to spend summers in the village and is still friendly with a few of the older players in the area. James was also a special guest at the Clonbullogue dinner dance a couple of years ago when they won the Junior A.

He has a cousin that plays with Clonmore Harps as far as I know - Murphy chap

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:49 am
by kaiserchief
There could be a lot of secrets unveiled in these posts!! :lol: :lol:

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:58 am
by SearingDrive
kaiserchief wrote:There could be a lot of secrets unveiled in these posts!! :lol: :lol:

Kind of a confessional! The late Kevin Heffernan, Dublin manager in the 1970's, had a father from Offaly. He was a Garda in Dublin, from Bracknagh I believe.

Re: James McCarthy Dublin

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:35 pm
by ryot
Regarding Kevin Heffernan:::

I was always told as a child that Kevin Heffernan was actually born in Offaly (Tullamore maternity Unit ??) and would be very aggressive when it was mentioned to him,,,,

He had an intense dislike to that being discussed,,,,,,,,,,,, Was his Dad actually stationed in Portarlington at some stage ?? That was mentioned somewhere and was his mother not also Offaly ??