“Black and Amber Glory”


"Their sparkling style we've come to know, since far-off days of yore, When first they blazed the victory trail in Nineteen hundred and four." Names and attributes of past stars of Kilkenny hurling.


For information see the KilKennyCity site re _Black and Amber Glory_ by Jamesie Murphy: "From that historic day at Deerpark in Carrick-on-Suir in 1904 when Kilkenny represented by Tullaroan and captained by Jer Doheny won their first title right up to the current success in 2002, every final is covered not alone in poetry and song, but also with photographs of the winning teams." - BS

For another hurling song, as well as some information on the sport, see "Bold Thady Quill." - RBW

Cross references


  1. OLochlainn-More, pp. 261-262, "Black and Amber Glory" (1 text, tune referenced)
  2. BI, OLcM262


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (_The Kilkenny People,_ according to OLochlainn-More)
Found in: Ireland