1964 – Laois Senior Football Final

Back: Ned Harkin (selector), Frank Byrne, Brian Delaney, Phil O’Keeffe, Mick O’Reilly, P.J. Holohan, Cyril O’Meara, Ollie Byrne, Paddy Bracken, Joe Fitzpatrick, Mick Murphy, Oliver Phelan, Noel McCabe, Mick McDonald, Tom Byrne, Joe Bracken (chairman). Front: Jimmy Cotter (hon. sec.), Tom O’Reilly, Pat Dalton, Syd Harkin, John Fennell, Alfie Lewis, Jim Hughes (Capt.), Mick Dalton, Syd Lewis, Jas. O’Reilly, Teddy Fennelly (hon. treas.), Mick Holohan.

October 25th 1964

The Town beat Graiguecullen in the Laois Senior Football Final.
Final score 1-5 to 0-7. 
The team that won Portlaoise its sixth title in 1964 and its first for 57 years. They defeated Graiguecullen by 1-5 to 0-7 in a gripping final which turned the tide of history for the Portlaoise club. 

Portlaoise 1-5

Paddy Bracken, Mick Murphy, Alfie Lewis, Tom Byrne, Pat Dalton, Teddy Fennelly, Syd Harkin, Jim.Hughes, Mick McDonald, John Fennell, Jazz O’Reilly, Cyril O’Meara, Mick Dalton, Syd Lewis, Mick O’Reilly

Sub: Phil O’Keeffe for Mick Dalton

Rest Panel: Frank Byrne, Brian Delaney, P.J. Holohan, Ollie Byrne, Joe Fitzpatrick, Oliver Phelan, Noel McCabe, Tom Browne, Tom O’Reilly, Mick Holohan, Pascal Delaney


Graiguecullen 0-7

Peter Salter, Gerry Gordon, Michael Hand, J.J. Farrell, George Nolan, Pat Tynan, Willie Ramsbottom, Mick Fennell, Ernie Culleton, Ollie Kearns, Dinny ‘Dinty’ Byrne, Dermot Hennessy, Tommy Alcock, John Callinan Capt, Joe Hennessy

Sub: Martin Harte for Willie Ramsbottom


Referee: John Joe Bailey (Old Pound)

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