We have in our posesion a football medal of our Grandfather Patrick Murphy , son of John & Hanoria Murphy, from Ballydaly, Patrck was born 6/6/1877 Baptised at Millstreet Catholic Church. The medal is dated 1901/2, is Silver & has MC + P Murphy on the front. Could anyone advise what it means, or where to search for the history of the medal.
Regards, Russell Murphy (Australia)
Considering that it’s in old Gaelic, can someone help with the deciphering and translating (click on the photos to see larger versions). This is what i’ve taken from it:
Cond agus liathroide
Sraid a Muilin [Millstreet]
Russell had an interesting story on how it was found: “The medal was dug up on our farm in NZ [while digging a post hole approx 1958] & our late father had no recollection of it, but did say , it was of his father.”
For those that don’t know, this is the letters in old Irish.
Translations from Dineen’s old Irish Dictionary:
cath, -a, pl. id., and -anna, m., a battle; strife, trouble; an Irish battalion of 3,000 men; a tribe.
cleasuidhe, g. id., pl. -dhthe, m., an artful man, an actor, a juggler, a quack, a mountebank; a tugger (Om.).
cleasuighim, -ughadh, v. tr. and intr., I sport, play, gambol, perform feats.
cuideacht, -a, f., company; a party, a company; 1 gc. le, together with, along with; 1 gc. achéile, together.
cuideachta, g. -tan, d. -tain, also g. id., pl. id., f., company, a social gathering; the word is sometimes applied to a single individual; cuideachta mhaith is eadh Tomas, Thomás is very agreeable in company; i dcead bhur gc., begging your honours’ pardon (i M. sometimes cuileachta).
cuideachtain, -ana, f., act of helping, taking part with; company, society.
cond (not listed)
liathróid, -e, pl. -idhe, and -eacha, f., a ball, a football; a knob, a roller.
liathróideacht, -a. f., ball playing, footballing.