St Coman's played Ballyhaunis in the 1956 Mayo Junior Football Final and PJ Gilmore was there to film the game.
The cinema owner and amateur film maker recorded action from the game from a number of angles. St Coman's in the all white strip were too strong for opponents Ballyhaunis and won the game by 1-10 to 1-03. George Fair St Coman's captain accepted the trophy on behalf of his team. The referee for the game was J Heneghan.
With his cinema audience in mind PJ Gilmore filmed the spectators as they left the ground.
The Mayo Junior Football Final was played at Castlebar on 30th September 1956
PJ Gilmore and his brother ran a chain of small cinemas in Mayo and Galway in the 1950s but found it difficult to get audiences in hard times. PJ Gilmore acquired a 16mm film camera and began to capture local events and then screening the films in the cinemas.
The films of the late PJ Gilmore were donated to RTÉ Archives by his family. PJ Gilmore was the subject of Peter Feeney’s 1984 documentary ‘The Flight from the Snipe Grass’.