Irish basketball panel for 1948 Olympic Games

Published in 20th-century / Contemporary History, Features, Issue 4 (July/August 2012), Volume 20

Members of Western Command’s Athlone Custume Club in 1948. Six would make the Olympic basketball team—Dermot Sheriff, Tom Keenan (first and second on the left), Paddy Sheriff, Dan Reddin, Bill Jackson and Frank O’Connor (last four to the right). (Westmeath Independent)

Members of Western Command’s Athlone Custume Club in 1948. Six would make the Olympic basketball team—Dermot Sheriff, Tom Keenan (first and second on the left), Paddy Sheriff, Dan Reddin, Bill Jackson and Frank O’Connor (last four to the right). (Westmeath Independent)

Irish basketball panel for 1948 Olympic Games

 

Lt Paddy Crehan Eastern Command Air Corps, GormanstownSgt Christy Walsh Eastern Command McKee BarracksLt Donal O’Donovan Curragh Command Curragh CampLt James Flynn Curragh Command Curragh CampLt Frank O’Connor Western Command Custume Barracks, AthloneSgt Bill Jackson Western Command Custume Barracks, AthlonePte Tommy Keenan Western Command Custume Barracks, AthloneSgt Dan Reddin Western Command Custume Barracks, AthlonePte Dermot Sheriff Western Command Custume Barracks, AthlonePte Paddy Sheriff Western Command Custume Barracks, AthloneCadet Jimmy Magee Eastern Command Army School of MusicCpl Tom Malone Eastern Command Collins BarracksHarry Boland Naomh Seosamh

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