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Reeds Football Team circa 1957

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:57 pm
by Richiemac
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Forgive me if this has been posted before, can't find it.
I have most of the names for this one.

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:37 am
by xpaddy
Richiemac - May have seen this before.
Still a good photo.
I'll name a few.
Front row - Eamon Cole, Sean Burns, Teddy McNeil
Pat McAteer and of course your Uncle Harry as Goalie.

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:42 pm
by dukestreet
Back row L-r: Mickey Watters (Manager); Gerry Morgan; Raymond Woods; Brian 'Hoagy' Magee; Harry Heatley; Clifford Downey; Jack Kennedy; Billy Brady (Coach).

Front row L-r: Eamon Cole; Johnnie Burns; Teddy McNeil; Pat McAteer; (?).

Great photo Richard, I never saw this one before, just can't put a name to the chap in the back row beside Harry H.
Wee Billy Brady from Newry was an electrician in Reeds, a nice wee man, I do believe Gerard Southwell from Mary Street married his daughter. Bernie Quinn will know.
I never knew that ex-Charlotte Street man Jack Kennedy played any football, another fine character who went to live in Bessbrook.
The chap who I believe to be Clifford Downey, but I could be wrong, also came from Bessbrook, he was a fitter/electrician (?), I never knew him, he left Reeds to join some engineering company in England, I think.
I would say that photo was taken well after 1947, possibly about 1956/57, as the manager of the team, Mickey Watters was involved in a horrific industrial accident some time in the late 1950's. He looks very well in that photo, but the accident took its toll on his health. Raymond Woods started working in Reeds about 1955.

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:09 pm
by btq1
I do believe Gerard Southwell from Mary Street married his daughter. Bernie Quinn will know.
spot on ;)

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:27 pm
by Richiemac
Dukestreet, Trying to read the writing on the back of the photograph I think the man beside Harry is a C Downey and front right is either a C Dowdl or Donald???

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:02 pm
by xpaddy
Dukestreet - I would agree this
was taken well after 1947, and most
likely in the late 59's.
Didn't know Sean Burns went by
Johnny, only knew him as Sean.

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:18 pm
by dukestreet
Well either way I didn't know those other two guys, maybe some one will let us know who they are. Raymond Woods, Harry Heatley and Eamon Cole should know, and of course Gerry Morgan.
X-Paddy most people referred to Sean Burns as 'Wee Johnny,' a nice guy who left us too soon. You father always said that the Burns's and the Mackrell's were related.

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:38 am
by xpaddy
Dukestreet - I never knew we were related to the
Burns'.
Don't know if Kate would know or not.
Must ask her.

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1947

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:08 pm
by Richiemac
xpaddy wrote:Dukestreet - I would agree this
was taken well after 1947, and most
likely in the late 59's.
Didn't know Sean Burns went by
Johnny, only knew him as Sean.
Apologies! Yes indeed, it says May 1957 on the rear of the photo. Sorry 'bout that. :D

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1957

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:58 pm
by dukestreet
Richard did you get the other two men identified correctly?

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1957

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:12 pm
by Richiemac
dukestreet wrote:Richard did you get the other two men identified correctly?
You are correct with C Downey beside Harry but front right does seem to say C Donald, but not 100%

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1957

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:51 pm
by northbrook
I think Raymond Magee should read Brian Óg Magee (hoagy)

Re: Reeds Football Team circa 1957

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:00 pm
by dukestreet
Sorry, a blatant mistake, have to hold my hand up.