1906 – Match is Cursed as Three Footballs Are Burst

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The Nationalist, 29 October 1906

To paraphrase that great aficionado of Gaelic Football, Mr. Oscar Wilde;

“To lose one football may be regarded as a misfortune;

To lose both looks like carelessness;

To lose a third smacks of someone sticking a knife in them.”

Tipperary was playing Kilcash in the 1906 County Football championship and they, literally, couldn’t keep it kicked out to them:

Nationalist 29 Oct 1906