CLonmel

Brendan Cockburn challenges Stephen O'Flynn during a Clonmel Town v Evergreen local soccer derby game in 1987. Along the sideline are some well known faces: Mattie Peters, Sean Hogan, Paula Hogan, Garrett Condon and Ned Brophy.
This week’s selection of Clonmel photos from our files focus mostly on the 1980s, with one from 1960.

This week’s selection of Clonmel photos from our files focus mostly on the 1980s, with one from 1960.

The main photo was taken at Hillview Sports Club in 1987 and features the presentation of prizes following a table tennis tournament.

Standing are Enda O’Riordan, Mary Power, Micky Walsh and Peggy Hogan.

Enda O’Riordan, who lived in Baron Park, wrote a television column for The Nationalist for many years under the pseudonym Cyclops.

The front row includes Seamus Harte, Seamus O’Doherty, club president Paddy Power, John O’Donoghue and Maurice O’Brien.

The 1987 soccer action shot of Brendan Cockburn and Stephen O’Flynn was taken at a Clonmel Town/Evergreen local derby.

However the photo is as interesting for the many well-known faces looking on from the sidelines.

They include Mattie Peters, Sean Hogan, Paula Hogan, Garret Condon and well-known GAA man Ned Brophy.

The Boys Club in Sarsfield Street was a great meeting place for young men and we include a picture of the club committee from 1960. The members are pictured with Fr. Meehan, PP of Ss Peter and Paul’s.

Triona Geary - the principal of the Sisters of Charity School - is pictured with fellow Loreto students Sheila Quigley, Jane Kent, Ruth Purcell and Clodagh Power on a Pioneer quiz team in 1980.

Our final photo was taken at the GAA Centre in 1987 and includes members of St. Mary’s hurling club, including many well-known faces.