Profile: Walsh Brothers of Borris Road

Har Walsh
Tom Walsh

Har Walsh and his brother Tom both won under age titles in hurling and football with the town.

Har played left corner back on the Portlaoise senior hurling team in the 1960 county final. He worked in St. Fintans Hospital with whom he went on to win a number of football titles.

Tom was a very accomplished footballer and distinguished himself on county teams. He won five senior football medals with Portlaoise and crowned his career with a Leinster club title in 1972.

More Club History To Explore

The Magpies

An edited version of a poem attributed to “Little Sport”, which was contributed along with other items by a lifetime Portlaoise supporter living in Dublin, Joe Scully, formerly from Borris Road, who hails from a family steeped in the “Town” GAA tradition.

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Profile: Cahir Healy

Cahir Healy is one of the finest dual players the club and county has ever produced. Known for his skill, dedication and strength Cahir was a phenomenal servant to the Town even commuting back from London weekly to line out for the club.

Here he answers a few questions in the 2016 book “C’mon The Town Portlaoise G.A.A. 1887 -2016”

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