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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 18, May 4, 2008, Article 22

IRISH SPORTS MEDALS AUCTIONED

[The fever for collecting sports-related medals continues
unabated, as this report from Ireland shows. -Editor]

An original All-Ireland medal from Kilkenny's first-ever
hurling victory in 1914 and a rare Leinster football medal
from Kilkenny's last title win in 1911 are among a valuable
cache of sporting memorabilia which will be auctioned at a
collectors' sale in two weeks.

Castlecomer-based Mealy's Auctioneers is hosting the auction
of rare artefacts from Irish sporting history, which includes
GAA, rugby, football, gold and other unique mementoes.

The collection, which comprises 800 lots, is expected to
generate intense interest from local and national collectors
keen to get their hands on a piece of genuine Irish
sporting history.

One of the most valuable single lots in the auction is the
1904 medal, which is expected to reach between 12,500 euro
and 17,500 euro on the day.  The medal was presented to
Jack Hoyne of Tullaroan, the parish which represented Kilkenny
in the All-Ireland competition that year. In the early stages
of the GAA competition, each county was represented by the
club which won the local title.

The infamous match took place against Cork (St Finbar's) in
Carrick-on-Suir on June 24, 1904 with Kilkenny winning by a
point - 1-9 to 1-8.

Last year, a football medal of the same year sold for 7000
euro, but Mr Mealy said he expected the hurling medal to go
even higher, because it was such an important artefact of
Kilkenny's GAA history

"It's a very unique item and it would be the Holy Grail
for any collector from Kilkenny," he said.

Another rare item in the sale is a Gaelic football medal
awarded to Kilkenny in 1911 when the county won its third
and most recent All-Ireland football title. The medal is
expected to fetch between 600 euro and 800 euro in the auction.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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