1974 – Dunphy guides Cuala Casements to Minor League victory

Cartlann Digiteach Cuala is delighted to announce the acquisition of a wide-ranging set of photographs and news clippings courtesy of Bridie Dunphy (one of our 4 Honorary Members). During her time as an active committee member, Bridie was also busy recording the exploits of the club and her family’s remarkable involvement, especially that of her late husband Mick Dunphy RIP. Over the coming weeks and months, we hope to publish more photos along with their associated stories.

To kick-off this series, we think it fitting to share with you this image, taken in 1974 at a function in the Shang-Ri-La Hotel in Dalkey, featuring Bridie and Mick. The presentation marked a wonderful season for the Minors that saw them finish top of the Dublin Minor League. And it was also an occasion to honour Mick their manager who had guided them, and so many other teams, over the years. The team presented him with an inscribed salver.

 

Pictured (L-R):  Johnny Sheanon, Pat Sheanon (RIP), Pat Dolphin, Bridie Dunphy, Murt Gleeson, Mick Dunphy (RIP), Brian Murdock, Tommy Johnson
Many thanks too to Mick Dunphy Jnr. for facilitating publication.

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Cartlann Digiteach Cuala (Cuala Digital Archive) was established in 2009 to assemble an on-line archive of images, stories and memorabilia relating to Cuala and its ‘ancestral’ clubs.
If you have any information or material to share with us, please contact –
Michael Goodwin, +353 (0) 87 2266140,  history@cualagaa.ie
Contributors can be assured that all material will be kept safe, treated with care and returned promptly.  
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