|Ballinacourty Junior Football Team, 1954|
Back Row (L to R): J. Power, D. O'Connor, A. Flynn, A. Foley, J. Power, J. Terry, M. Burke, J. Morrissey, J. Clancy, T. Parsons.
Front Row (L to R): G. Morrissey, J. O'Connor, J. Hogan, P. Whelan, M. Foley, T. Hogan, M. Farrell, M. Hogan.
This week's photo shows the Ballinacourty Junior Football team from 1954 that won the Western title by beating Stradbally 2-4 to 1-5 in the final at the Gaelic Field, Dungarvan. However, the Reds appealed claiming that the referee had awarded a free at the end of the game but had not allowed it to be taken. The Western Board upheld the result but a successful appeal to the County Board followed. It ordered a replay which Ballinacourty refused to take part in. Subsequently, Stradbally lost the final by a point to the Geraldines. The whole incident, which dragged on for many weeks, soured the ending of that particular playing year.