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Lot 739/0234

SOLD Hammer price: €3100, Estimate: €2000-3000

“The Thunder & Lightning Final”
1939 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Winners Medal

Medal: G.A.A.: Hurling 1939. A
heavy 9ct gold Medal by J.M. (John Miller) in the Celtic cross design, pierced centre, inscribed on reverse, “Craobh Iomana na hEireann Sinnsear 1939, Cill Choinnigh a bhuaidh,” the obverse with central harp overlay and “Eire” across centre, hallmarked. Scarce. (1)

* On the 3rd of September 1939, just four hours after World War 2 was declared, both Jack Lynch (Cork) and Jimmy Walsh (K.K.) took to battle in a different sense, with the Cats winning 2.7 to 3.3, claiming their 12th title.

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