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SOLD Hammer price: €12500, Estimate: €7000-9000

The Toddy Pierse G.A.A. Medal CollectionG.A.A.: Medals 1918 – 1922 (Wexford & Dublin – Football) An important and rare collection of Dual County Medals, to include:(a) A circular and harp shaped Medal (hallmarked) – Conradh Laighean GAA – won by Wexford, 1918;(b) A Celtic Cross shaped Medal (hallmarked)- All Ireland Football Championship 1918 – won by Wexford;(c) A Celtic Cross shaped Medal (hallmarked) – All-Ireland Football Championship 1921, won by Dublin;(d) A circular and harp shaped Medal (hallmarked) – Conradh Laighean GAA – 1922, won by Dublin;(e) A Celtic Cross shaped Medal (hallmarked) – All-Ireland Football Championship 1922 – won by Dublin;(f) A rare engraved Celtic design Medal (hallmarked), inscribed “De Valera Football Tournament 1919 – won by Wexford.”An unique Collection. (6)Provenance: By direct Family descent to the Present Vendor.* Thomas Edward “Toddy” Pierse (21 July 1898 – 11 October 1968) was an Irish Gaelic Footballer. His championship career with the Wexford and Dublin senior teams spanned seven seasons from 1918 until 1924.Pierse first played competitive football on the inter-county scene as a member of the Wexford senior team in 1918. He won an All-Ireland medal that year as Wexford won a record fourth successive championship. In 1921 Pierse joined the Dublin senior team and went on to win back-to-back All-Ireland medals in 1921 and 1922. He also won three Leinster medals. Pierse ended his career back with the Wexford team in 1924.He also studied medicine in U.C.D. with the Irish Republican Kevin Barry – and was named on the team to play on Bloody Sunday, (to mark Michael Hogan), however due to exams he only attended the game… the rest is history….

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