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  • ALL IRELAND HURLING FINAL 1939 WINNERS MEDAL

    A 1939 All Ireland Hurling winners 9 carat gold Celtic Cross medal comes up at Fonsie Mealy’s Rare Book and Collectors sale in Castlecomer on December 9 and 10. Known as the Thunder and Lightning Final the match took place on September 3, 1939, hours after World War II was declared. Kilkenny and Cork under the captaincies of Jimmy Walsh and Jack Lynch, took to the battlefield of sport. The Cats prevailed on a score line of 2-7 to 3-3. Lot 522 is estimated at 1,500-2,000.

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

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