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Thursday 24 April 2014

Special clock

75 YEARS ago, Louth played Mayo in Drogheda in a GAA match.

It was special because for the first time a clock that stopped when the play did was used. It was called the Bogue Clock after its inventor Maurice Bogue , proprietor of the Linen Hall Sawmills, Drogheda, and an old Gael and wellknown hurling referee. The electric clock made sure the full 60 minutes of action was played and although, 75 years later, it's not used by the men, it is employed in the women's game and provides tremendous excitement. Men take note! Mr. Bogue had the assistance of Messrs. Duffner Bros. in the erection of the clock on the day at the GAA Grounds.

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