Book launch: Saturday next, 4 November, at 8pm, in Mount Wolseley

November 8, 2018

Join Clonmore's Jim Bolger, Chairman of Leinster Council, and many well-known personalities from the world of Gaelic Games in Mount Wolseley Hotel for the launch of "For The Honour of the Little Village", a book published by Kildavin/Clonegal Veteran Players about the careers of twelve former GAA players from the Carlow/Wicklow/Wexford area. 

One of the those featured is TOM KEHOE, former Clonmore and Carlow county player. Tom's inter-county career stretched from 1958 to 66 when Carlow were one of the best teams in the country. Among his career highlights was marking the great Kerry midfielder, Mick O'Connell, in a National League game in Tralee when Carlow beat the Kingdom by 2-8 to 0-10. Tom will also be remembered for scoring a dramatic last minute winning goal for Carlow against Laois in the 1961 Leinster Championship and he played in the 1962 NFL semi-final against All-Ireland Champions, Down, which Carlow only lost by two points. 

Despite being a fierce competitor, Tom was never even warned by a Referee in three decades of playing. Known and respected the length and breadth of Leinster, Tom finished his distinguished playing career winning an Intermediate Championship with Clonmore in 1980 before turning his hand to successfully coaching juvenile teams and filling many roles at club and county level. 

Admission to this event is free. Light refreshments will be served. The book will be on sale for €10 and everyone is welcome to attend.


PHOTO: One of Tom Kehoe's career highlights was playing at midfield on this Carlow team that defeated Kerry (2-8 to 0-10) in Tralee in the National League in 1961, alongside his great friend, Paks Connolly, at centre back. 

Back (left to right): Pat Somers (O'Hanrahans), Brendan Hayden (Tinryland), Mick Donovan (Tullow), Ned Doogue (O'Hanrahans), Paddy Lowry (Ballinabranna), Billy Canavan (Tullow), Paks Connolly (Clonmore), Ed (Cran) Hogan (Eire Og). Front: Eddie Walker (O'Hanrahans), PaJoe Hogan (Eire Og), Paddy Darcy (Tinryland), Tom Kehoe (Clonmore), Ned Long (O'Hanrahans), Mick Nolan (Kildavin), Frank Power (Eire Og), Joe O'Gorman (Tinryland).