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Kilmurry McMahon


Kilmurry McMahon

Mathias Breen

Mathias Breen was born in Lackyle, County Clare in 1833.

He was the son of Thomas Breen and Mary Maroney.  He worked on his father's farm and left for America with his sister when he was 18.

He worked first in the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Cumberland.  He then went to Washington city and Richmond Virginia where he learned the trade of stonecutter and mason.

Further information on his early life is available in the History of St. Paul.

He married in 1858 to Miss Eliza Howard.  They had five children.

Thomas M. Breen

Mary L. Quinlan

Annie Breen


By 1868, he

Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon - a proud Kilmurray McMahon man was special guest of honour of New York Gaa in February 2002.  He came to New York in 1947 and played a couple of games with St. Jerome's Football team and later senior football with the New York - Kilkenny team.  In 1952, he and other young Clare footballers held a meeting in Kelly's bar where the Gaa held their weekly meetings.  The new Clare club was formed and affiliated into the ranks of New York Gaa Junior Football.

Mike held the record for the longest serving delegate atttending the weekly meetings of the Gaa in the Bronx and smiles as he