Neily Lehane

Whenever the Slanan Rovers Gaelic Football Club lined out to play
Their founder member Neily Lehane from them never far away
Always on the sideline cheering them on
Back there in Duhallow in Seasons long gone

One of Duhallow’s great characters of him one can say
I often do wonder where he might be today?
Neily Lehane one who was well liked and well known
He was one of those blessed with a charm of his own
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Jerry Keating

News this morning that Jerry Keating who was chairman of the Duhallow Board for many many years has passed away. Above is a photo of him presenting Donal Cashman with the Duhallow U21 Hurling Championship cup, after Millstreet defeated his own Banteer in the Final (after scoring 5 goals in extra time in the replay). Also in the photo are Donagh McCarthy, Conor Corcoran, Thomas O’Leary and Eamonn Cremin. [read more …] “Jerry Keating”

Slanan Rovers


Slanan Rovers GAA Club, based in Cloghoula in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Back row :- Noel Buckley, Danny McSweeney, Connie Tarrant, Davey McSweeney, Mick Collins, John Joe Buckley,Donal Creedon, Christy Tarrant, Joe Buckley

Front row:- Neily Corkery, Donal Kelleher, Johnny Sheehan, John D Buckley, Ned Casey, Mick Sheehan, Tommy Sheehan, Patsy Cotter, Pat Joe Creedon.

Picture was taken in 1981.

(pic. John Casey, Carrigacooleen)


Seán Gallon, Pat Joe Creedon, Mickey and Danny Creedon, Jerry O’Riordan and son, John Joe Buckley, Noel Buckley, Dave McSweeney, Joe Buckley

Johnny Sheehan, ,Jerry Keating (Chairman Duhallow Board), Ned Casey (captain), Tommy Sheehan, Michael Sheehan, Patsy Cotter, Danny McSweeney, James Sheehan (“small fella” next to the “Adidas” logo on Ned Casey’s t-shirt)

We have not identified the children as yet, if you recognise anyone please let us know!

Frank Riordan

He and Neily Lehane in the late sixties they formed a Club and a Gaelic Football team
And the Football Club they christened Slanan Rovers and Cloghoula people back then had a dream
That they might one day be Duhallow Champions but to win in any grade quite hard to do
And though out of dreams great ideas have been born dreams are dreams and they don’t always come true.

Frank Riordan was the President of Slanan Rovers and of the honour he felt very proud
And of the footballers who wore the Slanan jersey he spoke in glowing terms and sang their praises loud
And with help from the likes of Joe and Noel Buckley, Danny Healy and Dave Sheehan as well as many others who rallied around
A football club was thriving in Cloghoula and many willing helpers to be found.

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