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The Sporting Life of Kiltegan Neighbourhood

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© Kiltegan GAA

Full title: Gateway to Glory: a GAA Story. Rathdangan / Kiltegan 1886-1996

Creator / Author: Peter Keogh

Item Type / Page count: Book / 404p

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: Cumann Naomh Teagáin / Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow

About: This is the story of over 110 years of Gaelic Games and other sporting activities in the greater Rathdangan / Kiltegan area of West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Kiltegan.

Chapters: Foreword / Peadar MacEochaidh — Failte ón Cathaoirleach / Sean O’tuathail — Foreword to an as yet un-named master piece / Sean Boothman — Prologue — The beginning — Kiltegan at the turn of the century — Rathdangan [1886-1929] / Jim O’Toole — The faction fight — The big breakthrough [1930-1935] — The invincibles [1936-1948] — Time gentlemen! — The decline [1949-1961] – The chapel at Killamoate [poem / Tom Kelly] — Kiltegan at last [1929-1932] — Days of despair [1933-1943] — Rathdangan / Kiltegan united — The split — Kiltegan ’49 — Nicknames — Lean times in the 50’s — Barren years — Sowing the seeds — In lighter vein — Hurling hopefuls — Going places — Rebirth [1965-969] — Crowley capers — The seventies — A medal at last 1972 — Doogue days 1973 — Matt Finn intervenes — Juvenile interlude ’71 to ’84 — Harvey at the helm [1975-1979] — Decade of glory — 1984 Centenary year — 1986-The fabulous first — Hurling heroes — Joseph Keegan — The Nineties — The glory years [1993-1996] — Kiltegan [poem] / Jimmy Smullen — West awake — Michael Dwyers — Tynock — Ballybrack — The Shamrocks — Paying the piper — Kiltegan’s big day [poem] — Camogie in Kiltegan / Mary Kelly — The breakthrough — 1978: Wicklow reach All-Ireland semi-final — Wicklow county camogie victory (1978) — Kiltegan – first Leinster club champions — The eighties-the end of a glorious era — Those were the days — A new beginning — Ladies football — May McGuinness — Handball — Football for fun — The field — Team of the century – Personality parade — Hello to Rathdangan [poem]  — Referees — In far away fields — Other sports — Sean O’ Nolán 1871-1947 — Scór — High achievers — Club chairmen — Macra — Roll of honour — Sideline cuts — Records section — Advertising — Acknowledgement — Thanks / Sponsors — Epilogue / Micheál O’Foghlú.

Extra #1: includes numerous full colour & black/white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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