|1970 U14 Western Hurling Champions|
Back Row (L to R): S. Whelan, L. O'Connor, L. Byrne, P. O'Riordan, P. Murphy, B. Hogan, S. Cleary, D. Griffin, T. Dunford, J. Kiely, R. Fives, (R. Ormonde - background, referee), K. Frost.
Kneeling (L to R): K. Young, M. Coleman, J. Wright, Tomás Kiely, D. Hourigan, J. Regan, J. Kiely, D. McGovern, E. Griffin, P. Spillane, D. Kiely, S. Feehan.
Seated (L to R): M. McGovern, T. 'Cub' Kiely, P. Byrne, M. Collins.
This week's photo shows the Abbeyside U14 team that won the first Western Hurling Championship held at this grade in 1970. The young boys narrowly defeated Tallow by 3-2 to 2-3 at Lismore in the final. A free trip to Croke Park was an added bonus to the divisional title. Disappointingly, a 2-2 to 0-3 loss to Stradbally in the Western Football Final denied them the double.