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The Oldest GAA Team In Cavan

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Tomsmith here

Well i researched this and I thought that Cavan Town would have had the oldest Cavan team but the at is not so
The first GAA club in Cavan and in Ulster was founded in Ballyconnell in late 1885 called Ballyconnell Joe Biggars in honour of west Cavan Nationalist MP Joe Biggar. The name of the club was later changed to Ballyconnell First Ulsters. This team won the first Cavan senior Championship beating a team from Maghera 1--7 to 0--1 in the final played in a field in Swellan.

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3215 - 22/09/2019 20:13:53    2238336

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

Well i researched this and I thought that Cavan Town would have had the oldest Cavan team but the at is not so
The first GAA club in Cavan and in Ulster was founded in Ballyconnell in late 1885 called Ballyconnell Joe Biggars in honour of west Cavan Nationalist MP Joe Biggar. The name of the club was later changed to Ballyconnell First Ulsters. This team won the first Cavan senior Championship beating a team from Maghera 1--7 to 0--1 in the final played in a field in Swellan."
Did the "First Ulsters" surname not give you a clue?

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3626 - 01/10/2019 13:47:25    2240626

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

Well i researched this and I thought that Cavan Town would have had the oldest Cavan team but the at is not so
The first GAA club in Cavan and in Ulster was founded in Ballyconnell in late 1885 called Ballyconnell Joe Biggars in honour of west Cavan Nationalist MP Joe Biggar. The name of the club was later changed to Ballyconnell First Ulsters. This team won the first Cavan senior Championship beating a team from Maghera 1--7 to 0--1 in the final played in a field in Swellan."
Why are you on this forum

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 182 - 01/10/2019 15:06:24    2240664

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

Well i researched this and I thought that Cavan Town would have had the oldest Cavan team but the at is not so
The first GAA club in Cavan and in Ulster was founded in Ballyconnell in late 1885 called Ballyconnell Joe Biggars in honour of west Cavan Nationalist MP Joe Biggar. The name of the club was later changed to Ballyconnell First Ulsters. This team won the first Cavan senior Championship beating a team from Maghera 1--7 to 0--1 in the final played in a field in Swellan."
we've a few lads the wrong side of 35 on our team...

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1361 - 02/10/2019 14:30:34    2240948

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

Well i researched this and I thought that Cavan Town would have had the oldest Cavan team but the at is not so
The first GAA club in Cavan and in Ulster was founded in Ballyconnell in late 1885 called Ballyconnell Joe Biggars in honour of west Cavan Nationalist MP Joe Biggar. The name of the club was later changed to Ballyconnell First Ulsters. This team won the first Cavan senior Championship beating a team from Maghera 1--7 to 0--1 in the final played in a field in Swellan."
Wow, well done Tomsmith, top notch research! I'd have never known that Ballyconnell First Ulsters were the first club in Cavan/Ulster only for this post, thanks for educating us all

an_cearrbhach (Cavan) - Posts: 11 - 03/10/2019 12:33:15    2241140

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