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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Wow very interesting -- I never knew that. I saw a documentary on Brendan Bracken some years ago. He was as British Tory as you could get! Amazing that the son of a Fenian and founding member of the gaa should lead a life so polar opposite to his dad!"
Yea it's a fascinating story. Was the documentary you saw called 'Churchill's Irishman'? It's well worth a watch. He managed to get himself to the top of the British establishment without anybody knowing that he was in fact a son of a Fenian who was a founder of the GAA. Bracken was an extremely intelligent man and only for him Churchill would not have been Prime Minister. He died a young man like his father. Anyway that's getting away from the point of the thread.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 443 - 03/11/2018 12:20:31    2149388

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "There is a Bordsmill National school there as well as the GAA club."
There 's also Boardsmill Church, Boardsmill hall etc.

It' s not a name plucked from thin air as the other poster seemed to suggest, it's part of Trim and Boardsmill parish.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1201 - 03/11/2018 13:20:01    2149397

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Staker Wallace just outside of Kilmallock in Limerick. Named after a local rebel Patrick "Staker" Wallace. A pity too that Treaty Sarsfields arebno more as its about as Limerick a name as you could get.

The first all ireland champions were the Limerick Commercials which i think was a common name in the early days of the GAA. The Limerick team closed many years ago after having terrible trouble attracting youth player due to not being affiliated to a parish. Anyone know if any commercials teams still exist around the country.

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 29 - 03/11/2018 15:55:14    2149406

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Replying To Breezy:  "Staker Wallace just outside of Kilmallock in Limerick. Named after a local rebel Patrick "Staker" Wallace. A pity too that Treaty Sarsfields arebno more as its about as Limerick a name as you could get.

The first all ireland champions were the Limerick Commercials which i think was a common name in the early days of the GAA. The Limerick team closed many years ago after having terrible trouble attracting youth player due to not being affiliated to a parish. Anyone know if any commercials teams still exist around the country."
Clonmel Commercials...and there's at least one more. Limerick Commercials used to cater for Gaelic football people coming in from outside the city. There isn't really a parish rule in Limerick city. N.a. Piarsaigh pull from about 7 parishes including one in Clare. Coonagh is in Meelick Co Clare parish . The Downes family and the Dempseys..all Meelick parish..

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 999 - 03/11/2018 16:27:00    2149411

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Lacken Celtic, Cootehill Celtic, Ramor United and Laragh United are all from Cavan and are the only GAA clubs I know of with "Celtic" or "United" in their names, unlike every 2nd soccer club in the country. Has anyone any other examples?

Plenty of Rangers out there though.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1201 - 03/11/2018 16:50:16    2149415

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Clonmel Commercials...and there's at least one more. Limerick Commercials used to cater for Gaelic football people coming in from outside the city. There isn't really a parish rule in Limerick city. N.a. Piarsaigh pull from about 7 parishes including one in Clare. Coonagh is in Meelick Co Clare parish . The Downes family and the Dempseys..all Meelick parish.."
Im from one of those non cahirdavin na piarsaigh catchment areas myself

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 29 - 03/11/2018 16:57:19    2149417

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Geraldines P Moran GAA Club out in Cabinteely, Dublin

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 3925 - 03/11/2018 17:46:12    2149423

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Steelstown Brian Ogs in Derry - In 2008 Steelstown decided to rename the club in honour of one of their young footballers Brian Og Mckeever who died after a battle with cancer.

What about GAA teams named after animals? In Derry, we have the Limavady Wolfhounds. The Wolfhounds were only formed in 1980 and yesterday qualifed for the Ulster club junior final.

Oak_Leafer (Derry) - Posts: 9 - 05/11/2018 14:38:54    2149665

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Starlights GAA in Collinstown is a great name for a club too.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12365 - 05/11/2018 14:47:44    2149667

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Replying To Oak_Leafer:  "Steelstown Brian Ogs in Derry - In 2008 Steelstown decided to rename the club in honour of one of their young footballers Brian Og Mckeever who died after a battle with cancer.

What about GAA teams named after animals? In Derry, we have the Limavady Wolfhounds. The Wolfhounds were only formed in 1980 and yesterday qualifed for the Ulster club junior final."
If it's Animal GAA teams you want, then look no further than Horsewood. Wexford IFC champions 2018.

wex (Wexford) - Posts: 6 - 05/11/2018 16:49:19    2149695

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Replying To wex:  "If it's Animal GAA teams you want, then look no further than Horsewood. Wexford IFC champions 2018."
Should it read Horeswood??. Effin GAA club in Limerick, village of Effin. Smith O'Brien's club in Killaloe, Co. Clare. Walsh Island GAA club in Offaly, located in an island surrounded by an area of bog. Some body might know how the name originated.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1049 - 05/11/2018 17:34:43    2149705

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Replying To gaelicgab:  "It was indeed the Ballyconnell First Ulsters and Kildallan are the club in existence now. Kildallan don't offically take the name First Ulsters, I mixed that up. They are still often referred to as the First Ulsters though. In fact the first club in Ballyconnell was called the Ballyconnell Joe Biggers. Joe Bigger was the local MP and Cavan's first Nationalist Home Rule MP. Although they were active in 1885, the Biggers weren't affiliated until the following year. Then in 1887, all hell broke loose when Mullagh tried to claim to be the first GAA club formed in Cavan. The Gaels of Ballyconnell disputed these claims and decided to change their clubs name to Ballyconnell First Ulsters. Mullagh may have been the first affiliated in the county however they were the third GAA club formed in Cavan after the Bailieborough Home Rulers who played the First Ulsters in the first ever Cavan final."
Mullagh or Maghera MacFinns? They won the first Cavan championship and represented Cavan in first Ulster Final in 1888 against Monaghan who were represented by Inniskeen Grattans. Game went to a draw at 2 points apiece and Monaghan eventually winning 3 points to 1. Maybe blanket defences were all the rage. In fact that could mean the real Gaelic Football purist woukd love a good blanket defence. Interesting about Joe Biggar connection. Anyway Maghera MacFinns have an interesting unique GAA name, whatever it refers to.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1014 - 05/11/2018 19:34:37    2149722

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Nobber in Meath does it for me

latouche25 (Meath) - Posts: 214 - 05/11/2018 19:54:42    2149727

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limerick , staker wallace, st marys sean finns

youngmunstersman (Limerick) - Posts: 80 - 05/11/2018 20:24:44    2149733

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "Lacken Celtic, Cootehill Celtic, Ramor United and Laragh United are all from Cavan and are the only GAA clubs I know of with "Celtic" or "United" in their names, unlike every 2nd soccer club in the country. Has anyone any other examples?

Plenty of Rangers out there though."
Cootehill Harps the soccer club, Cootehill Celtic GAA. Always thought that was back to front alright. The 'Uniteds' are permanent parish amalgamation teams as far as I know. on the soccer style names, you have the Rovers of Cork - Valley Glen and Bride plus Arravale and Aghnaminnion elsewhere.
There are 2 Geraldine's in Louth - technically- though the better ones ply their trade in Monaghan.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 631 - 05/11/2018 21:16:55    2149739

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Replying To latouche25:  "Nobber in Meath does it for me"
Nobberigines.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5090 - 05/11/2018 23:16:18    2149758

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Replying To Eddie the Exile:  "Cootehill Harps the soccer club, Cootehill Celtic GAA. Always thought that was back to front alright. The 'Uniteds' are permanent parish amalgamation teams as far as I know. on the soccer style names, you have the Rovers of Cork - Valley Glen and Bride plus Arravale and Aghnaminnion elsewhere.
There are 2 Geraldine's in Louth - technically- though the better ones ply their trade in Monaghan."
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Velez Sarsfields, a Buenos Aires team in Argentina's Premier league are indirectly named after a lawyer and politician who had Irish ancestry. Dalmacio Vélez Sarsfield wrote the Argentine Civil Code of 1869 which remained in effect until 2015. When I first heard the name name Velez Sarsfields I thought it was a GAA club abroad.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5090 - 05/11/2018 23:45:43    2149761

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It is Horeswood Not Horsewood

Wicklowman (Wicklow) - Posts: 1030 - 06/11/2018 02:02:05    2149766

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Half Way House Bunclody in Wexford would surely be unique enough? Marty Morrissey gave it a great promotion on one of the matches wexford played on telly this year.

LarryOBrother (Wexford) - Posts: 130 - 06/11/2018 09:34:47    2149783

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "link

Velez Sarsfields, a Buenos Aires team in Argentina's Premier league are indirectly named after a lawyer and politician who had Irish ancestry. Dalmacio Vélez Sarsfield wrote the Argentine Civil Code of 1869 which remained in effect until 2015. When I first heard the name name Velez Sarsfields I thought it was a GAA club abroad."
Yes but they also have a club named Hurling Club from Hurlingham Buenos Aires which in recent years started playing Hurling again after a long number of years of just Rugby and Hockey.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 835 - 06/11/2018 10:17:13    2149792

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