It's a little over 3 months since the launch of Pat Lynchs latest masterpiece concerning the history of our great club and the reaction and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive as anyone who has purchased a copy will testify.
The book, on sale to create funds for the development of our new pitches and community walkway, contains detailed information on several aspects of life in and around Clane since 1884 to the present day.
The trojan voluntary work, undertaken by Clane residents, men and women, to create top class facilities that is Conneff Park, and to place them at the disposal of present occupants (children and adults) of the famed village, is dealt with in minute detail.
So too are several aspects of other elements of social and local history.
Post-Primary education undertaken by the Presentation Sisters, which saw numbers growing from 7 pupils to 1200 is there.
The importance of the blacksmith when the horse was king, is recalled.
The bogs, the very earliest aspects of our Irish culture, there from time immemorial, are given space. The relevance of the turf man, the bog man, who slept out in the open at night, while helping city neighbours to cook their food and heat their homes. In the process, he raised pennies and shillings to rear his own family. The men and women who worked in bogs, our foundation and saviours in bygone days.
The foundation of The Gaelic Athletic Association at national and local levels is recalled. Athletics, football, hurling, camogie and ladies football from the beginning are all dealt with.
Read about Sam Maguire, Liam MacCarthy, John Behan, Tom Cribbin, Archbishop Thomas Croke, Michael Cusack, Frank Dineen, Joe Bracken, Margaret Merriman, Larry hussy Cribbin, Seán Cribbin, Frank Mc Loughlin and many more who played a part.
Read about historic Mainham, dating back to 2,500BC, up to Mainham’s present oldest resident, Denis Dunne.
If you would like to contribute to the developments taking place at Conneff Park at present on behalf of our children and tomorrow’s adults, please purchase
“A Legacy From Clane GAA
Foundation, Survival, development and more”
Every euro goes to the development and lighting of our new community walkway and pitches.
This is what local well-versed historian Séamus Cullen PhD in History from DCU has to say:
Pat, congratulations on producing a most professional publication. Every interest is covered. You write in a style that brings out excitement and entertainment in the text. It’s a must for every house in the general Clane area.
On behalf of all at Clane GAA we would like to thank Pat for the huge amount of work he put into the creation of this wonderful publication and would encourage all members and supporters to purchase a copy (if you haven't yet done so).
The book is on sale on ClubZap (Clubhouse>Shop), on our website, from the bar and is available at numerous shops and locations around the village.
Further information - click here.