All Ireland Hurler Seán Hyde attacks Killorglin 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Cork & Dublin Hurler Seán Hyde (who won an All-Ireland medal for Cork and Munster Final as well as a Leinster Final with Dublin) lead hundreds of Anti-Treaty IRA men in an unsuccessful attack on Killorglin, Kerry. Hyde had worked intelligence for Michael Collins & took part in Bloody Sunday. During the Civil War he changed sides after he was ambushed with Eoin Duffy.

The attack on Killorglin was halted by a garrison of 60 Free State troops who were well defended. The gun fight lasted hours but when Free State reinforcements made their way into town, the Republicans withdrew. Their casualties were between 30-50 according to different sources.

#Ireland #History

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