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Paddy Roche, Galway Footballer

Have discovered a possible family connection to Paddy Roche, who played football for the Galway team from 1919 to 1925 and I am wondering where he might have gone to.  Have been unable to find marriage or death records for him.  Perhaps someone in the Ballinasloe area can help?


Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 11:22AM

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  • Dear CautiousKate:

    Thanks for your post to the Ireland Reaching Out message board. 

    I will follow this up with several of our local volunteers to see if anyone has any information for you.

    Kind regards,


    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 9th April 2018, 09:49AM

    Thank you Jane.  I further discovered that Paddy Roche actually played for Galway up to 1929 but have been unable to find any records after that.



    Tuesday 10th April 2018, 08:15AM
  • Hello Cautiouskate,

    My name is Clare Horgan, I am a volunteer at Claregalway, Co. Galway. 

    Your best bet may be to search old newspapers.  A very good website to search Galway newspapers is Irish Irish Newspaper Archives

    It is a subscription but they do do a free trial. Just be aware if you put credit card details online to remove the day before the subscription is up or else you may get charge additional.

    Hope this helps.


    Claregalway Family History Help

    Tuesday 24th April 2018, 03:35PM
  • I am also looking for information on Paddy Roche and I have just found out there maybe a family connection


    Saturday 26th May 2018, 11:35PM
  • Hi DebC,  I have only today seen your post on IrelandXo as I had kind of given up checking in.  Just wondering if you have found any further information.  I see you mention that maybe you also have a family connection.  The connection I have is through my husband's family.  It seems that Paddy Roche's Uncle, Matthew Roche, married my husband's Grand Aunt, Margaret Smyth.  I have been unable to find records for a number of members of Paddy Roche's family.  I do know at least one of them went to the U.S.A.  Just wondering what your connection might be.  Regards 







    Monday 20th August 2018, 05:08PM