Connacht Tribune 31st July, 1909 p6
At a special meeting of the Kinvara Sports Committee, at which the following were present viz;
Messrs Martin Green,
James F. Kilkelly
Thomas St George
the following resolution, proposed by Mr James Kilkelly and seconded by Thomas Green, was carried with acclamation;
That we, the members of the Kinvara Sports Committee, representing the traders of the entire town, under the Presidency of our revered and much respected pastor, Rev T Burke PP, beg to tender to Mr Fergus O’Dea, a member of one of the oldest and most respected families in the parish, the expression of our most sincere and heartfelt thanks for his kindness in giving the use of his field gratis for the holding of our sports.