|Abbeyside Junior Hurlers v Éire Óg, 1949|
Back Row (L to R): J. Tobin, D. Whelan, S. Callaghan, S. Cullinane, P. O'Connor, T. Cowman, T. Kiely, F. McGovern, D. O'Connor, N. Hayes, J. McGregor, T. Waters, M. O'Connor, P. Burke, M. Landers, S. Leahy.
Front Row (L to R): M. Fives, J. Flynn, P. Whelan, S. O'Brien, P. Whelan, J. O'Connor, M. McGovern, M. Organ, N. McGovern, T. Ryan, J. Hayes.
Children in Front (L to R): S. Whelan, C. Fives, J. Organ.
This week's photo comes from 1949 and shows the St. Augustine's (Abbeyside) team, as it was known then, prior to the Round 4 Western Junior Hurling Championship clash with Éire Óg. A comprehensive 6-7 to 0-1 victory set up a Western Final against Tourin. A replay of this fixture was ordered after Tourin had fielded two illegal players. A narrow 3-6 to 2-7 defeat meant another year in the junior ranks, but the stay was short-lived as the following year promotion to senior was achieved with victory over Dunhill in the County Final.