Faughs GAA Club
27
AUG
2020

Marking the 1920 Faughs All Ireland Winning Team representing Dublin: August – Bob Mockler.

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In 1920, having won the Dublin Hurling Championship, Faughs went on to represent Dublin in the all Ireland Series.

After beating Kilkenny in the Leinster Final, Dublin/Faughs went on to the final with Cork as the opposition.

In the All Ireland Final, not actually played until May 1922 due to the War of Independence, and witnessed by a record crowd, Dublin/Faughs won the All Ireland Title on a scoreline of 4-9 to 4-3.

Bob Mockler (captain)

A celebrated midfielder, Bob Mockler had previously lined out for his native Tipperary. In particular, he had travelled to Brussels in 1908 to play an exhibition hurling match against Cork and had been part of the 1909 and 1913 Tipperary teams which had lost their All Ireland Hurling finals against Kilkenny.

After moving to Dublin in 1914, he joined Faughs GAA club, with whom he would win seven Metropolitan championships and nine league titles.

Playing for Dublin he served a pivotal role in securing All-Ireland victories in 1917, 1920 and 1924. Noted for his skill and accuracy at taking frees, Mockler frequently proved to be a steadying leader on the pitch and among his younger teammates

 

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