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Unique club colours

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Most of the clubs go by the same standard set of colour combinations, but there's definitely some odd ones out there...

Green & Blue: Rathcline, Murroe-Boher
Maroon & Green: Shrule/Glencorrib, Moygownagh, Castlerea
Maroon & Yellow: Ballinrobe, Croabh Chiarain
Green, Black & Yellow: Michael Glaveys, Ardagh
Orange & Blue: Ardboe
Red & Yellow: Castlebar Mitchels
Purple & Green: Leitrim Gaels
Black & Blue: Maghera MacFinns
Red & Blue: St Thomas, Erins Own Cork

Leitrim Gaels and Ardboe are probably the most unusual out of these

Any other ones??

JXV (Mayo) - 04/10/2017 13:13:43    2052991

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Replying To JXV:  "Most of the clubs go by the same standard set of colour combinations, but there's definitely some odd ones out there...

Green & Blue: Rathcline, Murroe-Boher
Maroon & Green: Shrule/Glencorrib, Moygownagh, Castlerea
Maroon & Yellow: Ballinrobe, Croabh Chiarain
Green, Black & Yellow: Michael Glaveys, Ardagh
Orange & Blue: Ardboe
Red & Yellow: Castlebar Mitchels
Purple & Green: Leitrim Gaels
Black & Blue: Maghera MacFinns
Red & Blue: St Thomas, Erins Own Cork

Leitrim Gaels and Ardboe are probably the most unusual out of these

Any other ones??"
Not a club but the UCC college jersey with the black skull and cross bones on a red background. I suppose they are a club in that they play in the Cork championship. More an unusual design than colours.

Laois76 (Laois) - 04/10/2017 13:42:55    2053001

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Maroon & Blue Naomh Olaf.

RoyalBadger (Meath) - 04/10/2017 14:46:59    2053025

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Bray Emmetts - Dark Blue, Green and White

Wicklowman (Wicklow) - 04/10/2017 15:03:28    2053030

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Replying To RoyalBadger:  "Maroon & Blue Naomh Olaf."
I was going to say that but wasn't sure if it would be considered unusual enough!

GaaGaa78 (UK) - 04/10/2017 15:24:50    2053041

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Glen Rovers in Cork wear green, black and amber. Glen's original colours were green, white and amber but in 1916 with the Easter Rising on they changed the white to black to honour the leaders of the Rising who were executed.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - 04/10/2017 15:34:55    2053044

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "Glen Rovers in Cork wear green, black and amber. Glen's original colours were green, white and amber but in 1916 with the Easter Rising on they changed the white to black to honour the leaders of the Rising who were executed."
Belmont in Offaly wear the same colours as Glen Rovers. Belmont are the hurling end of Ferbane parish, they were narrowly beaten in the semi final of the Offaly SHC, by the champions , Kilcormac/Killoughey.
I am not sure of the origins of the colours. Any Offaly person know the answer?

thelongridge (Offaly) - 04/10/2017 15:54:57    2053050

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Replying To thelongridge:  "Belmont in Offaly wear the same colours as Glen Rovers. Belmont are the hurling end of Ferbane parish, they were narrowly beaten in the semi final of the Offaly SHC, by the champions , Kilcormac/Killoughey.
I am not sure of the origins of the colours. Any Offaly person know the answer?"
They didn't always have the black. I remember them just being green and gold.

kevdog (Westmeath) - 04/10/2017 16:08:54    2053058

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Replying To thelongridge:  "Belmont in Offaly wear the same colours as Glen Rovers. Belmont are the hurling end of Ferbane parish, they were narrowly beaten in the semi final of the Offaly SHC, by the champions , Kilcormac/Killoughey.
I am not sure of the origins of the colours. Any Offaly person know the answer?"
Not sure on that one. They always wore green and gold hoops and in recent years added black for whatever reason I don't know.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - 04/10/2017 16:18:27    2053064

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My club, Ballybay, used to have a white shirt with a blue hoop. In the late 40's they changed to maroon for the very simple reason that no one else had maroon in Monaghan and therefore they wouldn't need a change strip!

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - 04/10/2017 16:21:27    2053065

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Kilskyre/Moylagh, a rural hurling amalgamation in north Meath also wear the same colours as Glen Rovers. With both clubs low on numbers, they joined together last year at adult level only and compete in the intermediate championship. Kilskyre's traditional jersey is black and amber while Moylagh wear green and so they incorporated their colours.

2016 Armagh SFC finalists St Patrick's, Cullyhanna wear black, red and yellow. There is an Armagh college who also wear the same colours. Forget the name... They played St Pat's Navan in the Hogan Cup final a number of years ago.

Toney (Meath) - 04/10/2017 17:49:33    2053089

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There must have been no shortage of green cloth in Limerick, as 14 clubs are Green and Gold, 10 Green and White and a further 6 or 7 have Green in their jersey also!

m_the_d (None) - 04/10/2017 18:02:18    2053093

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "Glen Rovers in Cork wear green, black and amber. Glen's original colours were green, white and amber but in 1916 with the Easter Rising on they changed the white to black to honour the leaders of the Rising who were executed."
Never knew that. Interesting. I have a dislike of Patrick Horgan wearing a red skin underneath the jersey. Makes it horrible looking. I know am been petty but it just grinds my gears.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 04/10/2017 18:22:13    2053096

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Replying To Toney:  "Kilskyre/Moylagh, a rural hurling amalgamation in north Meath also wear the same colours as Glen Rovers. With both clubs low on numbers, they joined together last year at adult level only and compete in the intermediate championship. Kilskyre's traditional jersey is black and amber while Moylagh wear green and so they incorporated their colours.

2016 Armagh SFC finalists St Patrick's, Cullyhanna wear black, red and yellow. There is an Armagh college who also wear the same colours. Forget the name... They played St Pat's Navan in the Hogan Cup final a number of years ago."
Abbey CBS i believe are the collage team you're talking about

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 04/10/2017 18:25:09    2053098

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Abbey CBS i believe are the collage team you're talking about"
Scoil ui chonaill. Dublin
Blue, red and yellow stripes.

Rohanhorsemaste (Tipperary) - 04/10/2017 22:25:25    2053161

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Replying To Rohanhorsemaste:  "Scoil ui chonaill. Dublin
Blue, red and yellow stripes."
Has the look of a Rugby shirt about it.

GaaGaa78 (UK) - 05/10/2017 09:58:32    2053208

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Gort Na Mona of Belfast wear maroon with a yellow stripe. Its like a synthetic version of what was cool in the 60's. The sight of them running their mouths on a Falls Park pitch with that on is enough to make any opposition player lose their discipline. Except me, of course !

SaffronDon (Antrim) - 05/10/2017 20:00:05    2053434

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "Gort Na Mona of Belfast wear maroon with a yellow stripe. Its like a synthetic version of what was cool in the 60's. The sight of them running their mouths on a Falls Park pitch with that on is enough to make any opposition player lose their discipline. Except me, of course !"
St maurs have the same. Maroon and yellow sash.

Rohanhorsemaste (Tipperary) - 05/10/2017 21:15:32    2053443

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Abbey CBS i believe are the collage team you're talking about"
That's the one!

Incidentally, the Cullyhanna jersey appears on the Hogan Stand home section now.

Toney (Meath) - 06/10/2017 15:29:33    2053613

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