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#1 Post by Brian » Tue May 08, 2007 8:21 pm

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(info from "dukestreet")
Row nearest camera,-Paddy Daly;Patsy O'Neill;Danny O'Neill;Ted Bradley;Pat O'Hare;Peadar Ryan;Paddy McManus;Jemsie McGivern;Emmet McGivern.
Others-Jimmy O'Hanlon;Barney Carr;Willy Gallagher;Tommy Magill;Liam O'Hare;Patsy McGuinness;Frank O'Hare;Jimmy Devlin;Frank Caldwell(?); John McCoy(?) Sean Dougan.
I have a notion this may have been The 1966 Easter Commemeration parade, but I can't confirm it.


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Back L-r, John McAleenan, Barney Hanna, Harry Heatley, Brian Henry, Andrew Tohill.
Third row L-r, Malachy Burns, Pat (?) Byrnes, Peter Kelly, Tommy MaGill, Hugh Rooney, Maurice Gallagher, Brian McLoughlin, Jimmy Caulfield.
Second row L-r, Vincent Dinsmore, Raymond Magee, Dickie McGuigan, Philip Carr, Micheal Hourican, Jim O'Hanlon, Fintan McGreevey, Seamus Carr, Packy O'Loughlin, Teddy McNeill.
Front row L-r, Martin Hourican, Eunan Crawford, Jimmy Burns, Harry O'Loughlin, Billy McLoughlin, Matt Doran, Derek McKinley, Billy McKinley, Hughie MaGill, John McShane, John Rooney.

I would take a guess and say this photo was taken about the mid-50's.



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Parade in 1962

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#3 Post by dukestreet » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:49 pm

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In the first pix is the INF band, sometime in the late 50's going to Newcastle. The story I was told the bus broke down going up over Reed Hall, so they formed up and marched into Hilltown. The late Ted McNeill is leading, and the four drummers are Hughie MaGill, Arthur O'Loughlin, Christie Reid (RIP) and Derek McKinley (RIP). Terry McAnulty (RIP), Billy MCkinley, Eunan Crawford and a young Mickey MaGill, in short trousers are other members of the band.

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In the second pix taken in Dublin in August 1959 are the INF parading on the day Down played their first All-Ireland semi-final against Galway. Unfortunately they were beaten that day, but returned the following two years to win sucessive All-Ireland titles.
Ted McNeill is again leading the locals, a young Sean Daly, Dominic Bennett ???, Jimmy 'Rope' Burns, Derek McKinley, Bob 'Scudsey' Heaton, Peter Kelly, Billy McKinley, Charles McLoughlin and Don MaGill, the late Mary McKinley is walking alongside.

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#4 Post by herecomestheCONGO » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:27 pm

Thats Andy Tohill two behind Bob Heaton..is that Harry O`Loughlin behind him?

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#5 Post by bornandbred » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:17 pm

Two behind Bob Heaton is Don Magill, not Andy Tohill!

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#6 Post by dukestreet » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:38 pm

At the back of that row isn't that Big Jack Caldwell, who was a ringer for Jake La Motta,The Raging Bull?
Big Jack came from The Ballymaconaghy Road, but emmigrated to the States and lived in Hoboken or The Bronx. One year Jack was home on holidays, and he told his old nieghbour, The 'Balladoon' MacAnulty, that after being reared on The Ballymaconaghy Road, surviving in Hoboken and The Bronx was 'a piece of pie.'
Living amidst The MacAnulty's, the Caldwells, The Connolly's, The Grants, The Collins and the famous Owen Farnon would toughen any one. They would eat you with out salt, Doobie Brother's
father would testify to that.
His son Jack Junior used to come home every year, and participate in The Gunnaway Swim. He became a croupier in a London Casino, I think? He had another son who lived locally young Gerry. Is he still about?

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#7 Post by Doobie Brother » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:17 pm

Dukestreet,where would we be without your stories :?: It's nearly like livin' at home again :rotfl:

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#8 Post by bornandbred » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:42 pm

Dukestreet, I have been told by one of the bandsmen in the top picture that this pic was taken at Ballyholland, the band leading Foresters to an INF rally there, & not into Hilltown.

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#9 Post by dukestreet » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:25 pm

I don't doubt it, I was told it was Hilltown, by a person who was not sure.

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#10 Post by California Dream'in » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:27 am

Going back to the early 70's, the band played at one of the All Ireland semi-finals, it may have been Tyrone v Kerry ??
As young boy's in the GAA club we would have our annual trip to watch the semi-final and stop off at Skerries on the way home.
The craic on the bus was first class, I always remember Emmett McGivern (RIP) telling us we had to be very quiet passing the cop shop and of course that was our signal to make as much noise as possible and get the trip off to a rousing start, the songs lasted all day, fantastic !
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows how to get a copy of the match and hopefully the band marching around Croker.
My Da and two uncles were part of the band and it would be a great treasure to add to any 'Point man's collection.
I was on the official GAA site but I cannot remember the year, they do have a few DVD's on the site of semi-finals and of course finals.
I also remember Paul Hourican as a member of the band wearing a wee Noddy hat. There he was tapping the triangle on occasion, this of course led to much cracking of ribs and collapsing with laughter, was Paul triangle tapping at this match or did that come later ??
Thanks for posting these pic's, really interesting looking at a different generation growing up together in the band.

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#11 Post by Pat Mustard » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:14 pm

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#12 Post by btq1 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:40 pm

malachey heatley

a young mc cormack

derek mc kinley

the women of to the left are the mc kinley family (betty, and Billy's wife)

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#13 Post by herecomestheCONGO » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:04 pm

Barney Fitzpatrick (RIP) front left, Billy McKinley, front right...I don`t think thats aunt Betty and aunt Lily,on the left, beside the band..I need a closer look..
Great picture `Pat Mustard` with The Crown Hotel in the background.

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#14 Post by herecomestheCONGO » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:16 pm

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#15 Post by Yellow Hammer » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:26 pm

Looks like Dominic Bennett[RIP] in front, is Matt Durkin there along side.

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#16 Post by Murphy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:24 pm

it wasnt a noddy hat it was based on an artaine boys band hat and yes a I did play at croke park I got slagged by some guy that lived in 79 clermont gardens cant recall his name i just remembered i took a fly out of his eye and saved it using my swiss army knife.My grandfather was in croke park on the day of the massacre his freind had been killed and as he sat watching me on tv,he cried he was proud of me and i think he thought it was ironic that his daughter would marry a fine warrenpoint man and years after the murders at croke park his grandson would be marching around croke park,albeit dinging his triangle who. cares it made an old man proud.Sadly he died a few years later.i would wish to express my heartfelt thankx to murphy for his kind use of his facilities and his computer suite.

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#17 Post by northbrook » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:42 pm

Well that must be Paul Hourican, and I can confirm without any doubt that Paul dinged his triangle and dinged it well at that semi-final in Croke Park..............Cork v Tyrone,,,,,was it 1967?...............anyhow the records will tell us the year,I`m not exactly sure.................................................................................................................

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#18 Post by gallagher » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:30 am

hey im new on here im only 17 but i want to learn more about where my family comes from im ami gallagher

grandaughter of maurice gallagher - second picture

if u no him please contact me he would greatly appreciate it

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#19 Post by northbrook » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:55 am

Welcome to the site "gallagher".........if you browse through the band topics you should find some pictures of your grand father Maurice, he and I were were original members of the Foresters Silver band, I am standing behind him on the outside in the second picture of this thread.........................................................

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#20 Post by GREENGRASS » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:53 am

I would love to see that film of the band playing at Croke Park. My dad often talks of it. Or did the band play there more than once? I was proud to see dad marching at any time in his band uniform.... :clapping: :dance3:

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#21 Post by Hugo » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:23 am

re ADIE's query about Gunner Mc Ateer and "who fired the last shot"

When growing up in the 'point in the fifties, one way to get a great
chase was to shout after Gunner, "who fired the last shot, Gunner Mc Ateer".
He would then shout and chase after you...it was harmless fun. As I understood
it, he had been in the first world war and allegedly had insisted when he
returned home that he had fired the last shot of the war, a fact? that he
spent the rest of his life being teased about.
Another great chase could be had by opening the door of Charlie Mc Greevy's
cobblers shop and shouting "Charlie Charlie chuck chuck chuck" and then getting
away fast as Charlie would come charging out and give chase across the Square.
All seems so simple and innocent now at this remove.
Hugo

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#22 Post by whitestar » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:15 pm

Hugo wrote:re ADIE's query about Gunner Mc Ateer and "who fired the last shot"

When growing up in the 'point in the fifties, one way to get a great
chase was to shout after Gunner, "who fired the last shot, Gunner Mc Ateer".
He would then shout and chase after you...it was harmless fun. As I understood
it, he had been in the first world war and allegedly had insisted when he
returned home that he had fired the last shot of the war, a fact? that he
spent the rest of his life being teased about.
Another great chase could be had by opening the door of Charlie Mc Greevy's
cobblers shop and shouting "Charlie Charlie chuck chuck chuck" and then getting
away fast as Charlie would come charging out and give chase across the Square.
All seems so simple and innocent now at this remove.
Hugo
..... and the exact same pranks were still being played well into the 70's :shocked: ..... to think how many times Charlie Mcgreevys shop was invaded by wee brats ( like myself) and "Charlie Charlie chuck chuck chuck" shouted at him .... I guess we weren't very original :D

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#23 Post by northbrook » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:25 pm

Hugo wrote:re ADIE's query about Gunner Mc Ateer and "who fired the last shot"

When growing up in the 'point in the fifties, one way to get a great
chase was to shout after Gunner, "who fired the last shot, Gunner Mc Ateer".
He would then shout and chase after you...it was harmless fun. As I understood
it, he had been in the first world war and allegedly had insisted when he
returned home that he had fired the last shot of the war, a fact? that he
spent the rest of his life being teased about.
Another great chase could be had by opening the door of Charlie Mc Greevy's
cobblers shop and shouting "Charlie Charlie chuck chuck chuck" and then getting
away fast as Charlie would come charging out and give chase across the Square.
All seems so simple and innocent now at this remove.
Hugo
Gunner wasn`t that old , born 1929 and believe or not only 62 when he died in 1991, Joanne may be able to throw some light on the nickname, I think Christy knew the origins of the story .............................................

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#24 Post by northbrook » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:28 pm

DRUMS TO THE FORE ........................................

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#25 Post by Brian » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:20 am

From Billy McKinley

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#26 Post by whitestar » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:02 pm

Nice Picture of Dad right in the middle there :-):-)

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#27 Post by xpaddy » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:25 pm

Another nice photo of the band.
I wonder was it taken after '64,
because Don isn't in it.
Some names:-
Mr. McAleenan, Dickie McGuigan, Harry Heatley,
Eunan Crawford, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Rooney,
Marty and Michael Hourican.

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#28 Post by northbrook » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:51 pm

About 1953 Xpaddy .......................................

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#29 Post by xpaddy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:13 am

That explains it Northbrook,
Don was only 10 then.

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