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Paddy Prendergast, star of ’51

Mayo legend Paddy Predergast with CCR’s Catherine Lavery.

It’s 66 years since Mayo won a Senior All-Ireland football title.  Mayo’s last triumph was over Meath on September 23rd, 1951.

The team of ’51 were a resilient and passionate group of committed players.  Paddy Prendergast and Padraig Carney are the only survivor members of that team.

CCR’s Catherine Lavery recently visited Paddy Prendergast at his home in Tralee, to reminise  about the Mayo football team of 1948 – 1951 and the highs and lows leading up to  the unforgettable finals of 1950 and ’51.

Tune in this Sunday, September 10th, at 6pm  to hear Paddy tell his story.

Donation to Pieta House

The presentation of a cheque for €1,500 to Pieta House in Tuam (l-r): Pat Keane, CCR Chair, Austin Garvin, Donna Burke, Pieta House, Billy Fitzpatrick, Micheál McLoughlin, Catherine Lavery and Allan Tiernan, CCR manager.

Thank you to everyone who supported our ‘Will Galway bate Mayo?‘ score prediction competition back in June. Overall, the terrific sum of €3,000 was raised for the radio station and our partner Pieta House.

This morning, several members of Claremorris Community Radio travelled to Tuam to present Pieta House with a cheque for €1,500.

Congratulations to all involved in the running of this very successful event.