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Peter, Jack and Henry
The Lenihan brothers

The Linehans, were the greatest Gaelic football family to come from Boherbue. They were borne in a thatched house adjacent to the Parish hall, the first house in the townland of Derrynatubrid. The three brothers, Peter, Jack and Henry all played football with both Fermoy and Cork. They played together for many years with Fermoy but never played together with Cork. Peter and Jack played some challenge games with Boherbue at the beginning of the 20th century.

How did the Fermoy connection come about?

Although their father Patrick was a carpenter, Peter went to Fermoy at the beginning of the century, in his late teens, to learn the trade from a man called Creedon.

Jack, 1885 – 1968 followed him a few years later.

Henry 1891 – 1982 followed also but learned the trade from his brother Peter.

Peter and Henry were to spend the remainder of their lives in Fermoy although they were also associated with a little village called Coolagown, a few miles from Fermoy, in the parish of Castlelyons. Peter married a young National teacher from Beara and they reared a talented family, academic and sporting. Their son Matt, a famous cyclist was tragically killed in a cycling accident.

Peter died at the age of sixty five.

Peter Linehan 1882 - 1947
Peters sporting career in brief:-
He played with Fermoy between 1903 – 1924.
Played with Cork seniors in 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909.
Played with Cork juniors in 1923 in the twilight of his career.
Played in the 1906 All Ireland final against Dublin, on 20 – 10 – 1907, losing on the score Dublin 6 points to Cork 5 points. Peter scored one of the points.
Won Cork County Senior medals in 1905, 1906.
Won Cork County Senior runner up medals 1904, 1908, 1912, 1913, 1918,. He did not play in the losing 1915, 1916 teams for some reason.
Played with Jack in the early County Finals.
The three brothers played together in the 1912, 1913 County Finals.
Played with Henry in the 1918 County Final.
Jack Linehan 1885 - 1968.
He was known locally as Jack Pat.
Sporting career:-
Jack played with Fermoy between 1904 and 1915.
Played with Cork Seniors 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908.
Won Senior County Championship medals 1905, 1906.
Runner up medals in 1904, 1908, 1912, 1913.
Played with peter and Henry in the 1912 and 1913 County finals.
Won Kelleher Shield medal 1914/15 with Henry.
His son John Thomas played minor for Cork in 1938.
Died Boherbue 1968.
Henry Linehan 1891 - 1982.
Sporting career:-
Joined Peter and Jack on Fermoy team in 1909.
All three played together until Jack retired in 1915.
Played with Peter until 1920.
Played County Finals in 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1918.
Won Kelleher Shield 1914/15 with Jack.
Injured for 1911 All Ireland Final.
Played on losing side in 1914 when Louth won the Croke Cup.
Died Fermoy 1982.