SLIDESHOW: Treaty Sarsfields face Ahane in 1956 Retreat Cup final

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

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TREATY Sarsfields and Ahane faced off in the Retreat Cup final at the Gaelic Grounds on May 27, 1956.

The Limerick Leader report of the game opened: "Much of the old-time glamour of Limerick club hurling was in evidence at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday evening last, when Treaty Sarsfields defeated Ahane in a  thrill-packed Retreat Cup final by 4-3 to 2-5.

"The very large attendance was well satisfied with the excellent fare provided by these two worthy teams. The hurling was fast, thrilling and closely-fought, and all through the hour one could not but feel the tense rivalry that prevailed between the two sides."

The score at half time had been, Ahane 2-3, Treaty 1-2. On the resumption, Treaty got rhough for a goal, T Cronin, and a point, P Ryan, and the complexion of the game changed from there.

TREATY SARSFIELDS: P Fitzgibbon, M Carroll, D O'Grady, B Fitzgibbon, J Martin, B O'Callaghan, M O'Brien, M McInerney, M O'Grady, J Fitzgibbon, T McGarry, P Ryan, P Ryan, T Cronin, M O'Riordan.

AHANE: P Byrnes, J Doyle, P Enright, P Ahearne, M Fitzgibbon, P Kelly, S Ryan, W Keane, T Casey, J Ryan, S Herbert, S Leonard, M O'Brien, D Leonard, J Power.