Séamus Ó Ceallaigh's Great Limerick Sportsmen

Séamus Ó Ceallaigh  Séamus Ó Ceallaigh was one of the great chroniclers of the history of Gaelic Games. He was Kilkenny-born but lived most of his life in Limerick. He was a prolific writer on all things G.A.A. and contributed reports and columns to newspapers such as The Limerick Leader and The Irish Independent over the course of more than 50 years, from the 1930s to the mid-1980's. He was also editor and author of several important books of G.A.A. history.

One of Séamus Ó Ceallaigh's great achievements as a sports journalist is the collection of more than 200 biographical profiles of noteworthy Limerick sportsmen which he contributed to The Limerick Leader from the early 1950s through to the early 60s. This collection constitutes an invaluable record of the great individuals in the history of Gaelic Games and Athletics in Limerick. Below is a full list of the the athletes in the series - articles can be read in full.

Further information and a huge amount of material from the Ó Ceallaigh Collection at The Granary Library can be seen here.

Last update:04/05/2017