Amateur film maker Thomas Fewer recorded this terrific colour footage of Waterford winning the 1959 All Ireland Hurling title.
The 1959 All Ireland Hurling Final played between Waterford and Kilkenny had to go to a replay after the teams drew their first encounter. On the 4 October 1959 over 77,000 were in Croke Park to watch the neighbouring counties do battle again.
Among those attending was Waterford man and amateur film maker Thomas Fewer who recorded these colourful memories of a great day for his county. This footage shows the atmosphere on the streets of Dublin prior to the match as supporters head to Croke Park and hawkers sell team colours. From his seat in the stand Thomas Fewer capture some of the action and filmed Waterford captain Frankie Walsh holding the Liam McCarthy cup.
Thomas Fewer was a keen photographer and took up a cine-camera in 1955. As well as recording the family history on film for almost the next 25 years, he also covered many important Irish and Waterford events. The Fewer collection of film is held at RTÉ Archives.