Mystery Surrounds United Gaels – 1921

Who was this team and how do they integrate into the Cuala Story?

The picture was kindly presented to Cuala by Frank Mullen, Dalkey Utd. in 1995 and, as the incription of the ball shows, dates from the 1920-21 season. The man “in possession” of the ball is Leo Ledwidge and is almost certainly the brother of Jack Ledwidge of the 1920’s Cuala Hurlers – they resided at Dalkey Avenue. Leo would have been about 18 at the time.

 

Back Row: D. O’Neill, M. Martin, unknown, unknown, Jim Connelty, C. Kavanagh
3rdRow: Willy Kavangh, Jim Hammond, J.Casey, G. Bryan, P.Greaves, J. Nicholson, P.O’Brien
2nd Row: Tom Reid,  Joe Byrne,  Leo Ledwidge,  Billy Bryan,  M.Dowling
Front Row: M.Casey, (Dog),  J.Kearns,  Martin Butlet,  Dick Kearns,  Peach Kelly,  Paddy Breen


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