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31 August 2009

Kilkenny City - The Butts

The Butts, Kilkenny City
Two back to back courts built by Local Authority, built into slope.Traces of walls of old stone structure (possibly city wall?) along egde of alleys.


Anonymous said...

As far as I am aware, Michael "Duxie" Walsh played his first 60 by 30 handball here. In due course, Duxie won even more senior All-Irelands than his fellow county man, John Joe Gilmartin, including 14 senior soft singles in a row. To the best of my knowledge, Duxie won 4 senior All-Ireland titles in the same year but these were in softball and 40 by 20.

David Morrissey said...

i remember joe hennessey on laochra gael was talking about his handball days

Anonymous said...

i grew up in the butts and played many a great game there

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