The following is the report in the Connacht Tribune, dated Oct 24th 1964.
MOYCULLEN ARE HURLING CHAMPIONS
Moycullen : 7-13
terrific second half at Athenry on Sunday, Moycullen swamped
Cappataggle and became county intermediate hurling champions of 1964.
through the first half, aided by a very slight breeze, "Cappy" were the
masters, and led by "Gus" Lohan, they built up a six point lead before
On the resumption, however, Moycullen were a
completely different proposition. They swept "Cappy" before them and had
taken the lead before ten minutes had elapsed.
The main reason
for this big change was the switching of Mairtin Faherty to midfield,
where he held the stylish Gus Lohan. Lohan, incidently, gave a fine
display of sportsmanship on Sunday when he took a tremendous amount of
punishment. He played the ball all through and never once complained.
Molloy opened the scoring with a point for Moycullen, but Ryan replied
with a goal for "Cappy" to which Lohan added a point. Noone added a goal
before Faherty had a brace of points for Moycullen. Conneely and
Cormican goaled for "Cappy" and Broderick added a point. Before
half-time Moycullen narrowed the gap when J.J. Faherty had a goal and a
point and Taidg Kyne had a further goal.
On the resumption, it
was all Moycullen: Lydon and Faherty had goals followed by points from
the Fahertys. Kyne, Molloy and Darcy. Hubert Molloy had a brace of goals
and Faherty had another. Taidg Kyne pointed before Gus Lohan cut
through for "Cappy's" only goal of the second half.
Before the final whistle, Faherty and Molloy had points for Moycullen.
Faherty had a good game in goal for Moycullen and got good cover from
J. O'Connor, M. Lally and especially Pat Keady. Tom Bohan had a great
game at centre half back and got able support from Gavin and Richardson
on the wings.
John Joe Faherty had one of his best games at midfield and had a good partner in Mairtin Faherty for most of the hour.
Darcy came into his own when he was switched to the forwards, and was a
constant threat. McDonagh and Lydon were speedy half forwards.
Molloy was in his element at corner forward and he rarely missed an
opportunity to score, while C. Flaherty and T. Kyne were among the
For Cappataggle, Gus Lohan alone impressed, while Broderick, Cormican, Murray and Nevin tried hard.
Moycullen - H. Molloy 2-3, T. Kyne 1-4, J. J. Faherty 1-1, C. Faherty 1-2, M. Faherty 0-3, T. McDonagh and S. Lydon 1-0 each.
Cappataggle - G. Lohan 1-1, S. Noone 1-1, J. Ryan, S. Connelly and J. Cormican 1-0 each.
B. Faherty, J. Connor, M. Lally, P. Keady, S. Gavin, T. Bohan, J.
Richardson, K. Darcy, J.J. Faherty, S. Lydon, F. McDonagh, M. Faherty,
H. Molloy, C. Faherty, T. Kyne. (see Team Photo)
Cappataggle: P. Hession, S.
Murray, P. Pender, J. Donnellan, M. Hynes, S. Nevin, J. Conneely, J.
Browne, G. Lohan, M. Noone, S. Noone, G. Broderick, S. Cormican, J.
Conneely, J. Ryan.
Referee: Mr. A. Higgins.
Incidently, the year before in 1963 they had beaten Eyrecourt
to capture the County Junior title (their fourth at the time). The year
before that again, they actually only lost the County Junior final by
just one (disputed) point to a very talented Killimordaly side.
One final note
is that 1964 was also a great year for the Moycullen footballers. They
won the West Board and County Junior Football Championships, beating
Loughrea by a great score of 5-14 to 1-4 in the latter final. Their
senior footballers also performed well, as they too reached the West
Board Senior Final, only to lose to Fr. Griffins in that decider.
For the record the following was the side that played in the 1964 County Junior Football Final:
Conneely, P. Molloy, T. Clancy, L. Molloy, D. Maloney, N. Clancy, J.
O'Connor, Padraic Clancy, M. Flaherty, M. J. Dunne, J. McLoughlin, M.
Mulkerrins, P. Melia, H. Molloy and S. Gavin.