In relation to the 1963 Avondhu Novice Football Championship Final, between Killavullen and Kilshannig, which made the national press, the following was recorded by the papers of the day.
Records were broken in more ways than one at Burnfort last Sunday. It was the occasion of the Avondhu novice football final and Killavullen were seeking their first title in seventy years.
They realised their long sought ambition by beating Kilshannig but the finish of the game must be unparalleled in G.A.A history. They ran out of footballs after two became punctured.
A car had to travel some miles to get a third ball, and play was held up for twenty minutes.
No fear Killavullen will forget the day they became champions in Burnfort. If the third ball could not have been found, the match would have to be called off. Killavullen would have had to fight another day although they were well in front at that stage.