As old as St Brigids - The Millar Shield History   26/06/2017

St Brigids Junior Hurling team won the Millar Shield in November 2016. In preparing to return the trophy to Parnell Park to await the 2017 winners I noticed this shield dates from 1932, 85 years ago and the year St Brigid's was founded.

The trophy has a beautifully formed ornate solid silver shield at its centre engraved in old Irish Script

"Tairrgint a thug Seán Ó Mhuilneoir do Bhord cum Iomhána Soíreanach Baile Athá Cliath 1932"

Names engraved on the smaller shields include many familiar clubs and others no longer so familiar.

Some examples of clubs less familiar are "Nmh Dymphnas" "Air Coir", "Na Grósaeirí", "Dundroma" "Baile Thormaid", 

"Cumainn Baire Chuinn Cholbáird", "Dal Cais" and "An tAth Ó Murchada" 

An interesting note is that the winners in 1932 were "Cumann Báire Na Stát Sheirbhíse" and St Brigids Junior Hurling team met with Civil Service in last weeks Junior Championship fixture.

The inscriptions have now moved to a plate on the back of the Shield and 2016 is the first inscription found for Naomh Bríd on the trophy.

May the trophy and St Brigids move forward to their centenaries in 2032 in unison and may our hurlers get an opportunity to bring home this beautiful Shield again some year in the near future.

St Brigids GAA Club,
Russell Park, Navan Road, Dublin 15