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Replying To MesAmis:  "Kerry have played Fermanagh in Championship Football.

Round 3 Qualifier 2002.

Kerry 2-15 Fermanagh 0-4 in Portlaoise."
I stand corrected

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5467 - 16/02/2020 11:53:27    2267930

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "Scoring was a much rarer event back in the day."
Yeah not many women attended the games back in the day.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 757 - 16/02/2020 14:06:37    2267941

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Kerry have played Fermanagh in Championship Football.

Round 3 Qualifier 2002.

Kerry 2-15 Fermanagh 0-4 in Portlaoise."
Doesn't sound like Fermanagh played much that day

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 668 - 16/02/2020 15:14:16    2267953

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Replying To TheHermit:  "I stand corrected"
Kerry played Wicklow that year as well

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 346 - 16/02/2020 16:52:09    2267971

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The great Mattie McDonagh is well known as the only Connacht man to win 4 all-Ireland senior medals. His club, Ballygar, used to play their hurling in Roscommon and so Mattie ended up on the Roscommon minor hurling team and the Galway minor football team at the same time. He has the odd distinction of playing minor championship football for Galway against Roscommon and minor championship hurling for Roscommon against Galway in the same year.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 800 - 16/02/2020 19:52:48    2268012

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Replying To Llaw_Gyffes:  "In the 1925 football championship, the Connacht final wasn't played in time so the GAA nominated Mayo to represent the province in the All Ireland semi final. Mayo went on to beat Wexford and qualified for the All Ireland final. In the other semi final Kerry defeated Cavan but subsequently both teams were disqualified for fielding illegal players. Mayo were then declared All Ireland champions for the first time. Mayo, probably wrecked after their game against Wexford and tired and emotional after their All Ireland " win" lost to Galway in the refixed Connacht final. Headquarters then withdrew Mayo's nomination as Connacht champions and Galway were declared new All Ireland champions. This decision did not go down well in some quarters so the GAA, in their wisdom started a mini competition with Galway, Cavan and Kerry. There was no word of Wexford who would have had a cause for an objection on the grounds that they were beaten by a team who technically shouldn't have been in the competition at that stage. If it happened now the lawyers would have a field day. In a further twist Kerry objected to playing Cavan again having beaten them already. Their objection was overruled so Kerry got thick and withdrew from the competition leaving the way open for a Galway, Cavan final. Galway duly won the final, which was played in January 1926, and were again declared All Ireland champions. Which all goes to show that we can't win a feckin final even when we're the only team in it!"
That's a brilliant post!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 906 - 16/02/2020 20:23:18    2268017

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In the 1948 final Cavan (fresh from their polo grounds win the yet before) took a 3-2 to 0-0 half-time lead against Mayo in a gale force wind.

In the s come half with the aid of the breeze Mayo drew level when Carney, Mulderrig and Mongey all pointed to leave the scores at 4-4 each.

Then Cavan woke up when Peter Donohoe slotted over a fourteen yards free.

The drama was just starting though as Mayo were awarded a free with time almost upnot quite complete as Mayo were awarded a free in, it was expected by all in the grounds that Carney would send it over to equalise.

Mick Higgins rushed Carney's free blocking down the kick and the ref blew up. The charge down is still a topic of controversy as to whether he was too close to carney.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10125 - 17/02/2020 10:40:10    2268099

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Tyrone used to have 2 County Boards; one for East Tyrone and one for West Tyrone. Terrible idea.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 695 - 17/02/2020 11:56:27    2268118

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Replying To yew_tree:  "In the 1948 final Cavan (fresh from their polo grounds win the yet before) took a 3-2 to 0-0 half-time lead against Mayo in a gale force wind.

In the s come half with the aid of the breeze Mayo drew level when Carney, Mulderrig and Mongey all pointed to leave the scores at 4-4 each.

Then Cavan woke up when Peter Donohoe slotted over a fourteen yards free.

The drama was just starting though as Mayo were awarded a free with time almost upnot quite complete as Mayo were awarded a free in, it was expected by all in the grounds that Carney would send it over to equalise.

Mick Higgins rushed Carney's free blocking down the kick and the ref blew up. The charge down is still a topic of controversy as to whether he was too close to carney."
Is there any footage of this. There is some good footage available of the 1947 final.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5280 - 17/02/2020 13:11:42    2268142

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Replying To s goldrick:  "Is there any footage of this. There is some good footage available of the 1947 final."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK73QcZWvWg

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 880 - 17/02/2020 14:23:17    2268164

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Replying To s goldrick:  "Is there any footage of this. There is some good footage available of the 1947 final."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK73QcZWvWg

Try this.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 266 - 17/02/2020 15:20:24    2268175

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Replying To catch22:  "Respect indeed.
Kerry are county who have won and lost most finals.
Mayo ,county with player / players who have played in and lost most finals."
Since Mayo last won the All Ireland football in 1951 the following is the 'Roll of Honour' of runners-up 1952-2019

14 Kerry
9 Mayo, Cork
8 Dublin
7 Galway
6 Meath
3 Offaly, Armagh, Tyrone
2 Roscommon
1 Derry, Donegal, Kildare, Down

The corresponding totals for runners-up in hurling 1952-2019 are

15 Galway
14 Kilkenny
9 Cork
8 Tipperary
6 Wexford
5 Limerick
4 Waterford
3 Offaly
2 Dublin
1 Clare, Antrim

tommy58 (Dublin) - Posts: 166 - 17/02/2020 15:37:51    2268183

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The only neighbouring counties to compete against each other in both All Ireland Senior football and hurling finals are Galway and Offaly

The only county to win a football championship, none of whose neighbours has won, is Wexford.

The only county to win a hurling championship, none of whose neighbours has won, is Dublin.

tommy58 (Dublin) - Posts: 166 - 17/02/2020 15:47:46    2268184

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A little known fact : Thurles has the distinction of being the town where the GAA was founded but the original intention was to hold that meeting in Loughrea Co. Galway.
Michael Cusack approached the Bishop of Clonfert Patrick Duggan,to be the patron of the GAA but due to ill health he declined the invitation but suggested that he ask the bishop of Cashel, Dr Croke, instead. Had Bishop Duggan been in better health the GAA would have been founded in Loughrea instead of Thurles!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1381 - 19/02/2020 11:10:18    2268415

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK73QcZWvWg"
thanks Cockney Cat . interesting.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5280 - 19/02/2020 13:50:32    2268437

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Replying To tommy58:  "The only neighbouring counties to compete against each other in both All Ireland Senior football and hurling finals are Galway and Offaly

The only county to win a football championship, none of whose neighbours has won, is Wexford.

The only county to win a hurling championship, none of whose neighbours has won, is Dublin."
Another useless fact which might contradict the above. .

A Wicklow team HAS won the all ireland title.

It was commonplace, and almost always the case, back in the day for the county champions to represent their county in the provincial and all Ireland championship (no club all ireland back then).

Bray Emmets entered the Dublin championship as Wicklow had no championship of their own at the time. They won the Dublin championship and went to win the all ireland as 'Dublin'.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3762 - 19/02/2020 13:51:25    2268438

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Replying To tommy58:  "The only neighbouring counties to compete against each other in both All Ireland Senior football and hurling finals are Galway and Offaly

The only county to win a football championship, none of whose neighbours has won, is Wexford.

The only county to win a hurling championship, none of whose neighbours has won, is Dublin."
That's actually not true. Laois and tipperary are neighbours and played each other in the 1889 football final and the 1949 hurling final.

Malonemagic (Laois) - Posts: 644 - 19/02/2020 15:10:12    2268455

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Another useless fact which might contradict the above. .

A Wicklow team HAS won the all ireland title.

It was commonplace, and almost always the case, back in the day for the county champions to represent their county in the provincial and all Ireland championship (no club all ireland back then).

Bray Emmets entered the Dublin championship as Wicklow had no championship of their own at the time. They won the Dublin championship and went to win the all ireland as 'Dublin'."
We should start a petition to give Wicklow an All Ireland sure Dublin have loads anyway

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 668 - 19/02/2020 15:36:26    2268458

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London GAA headquarters is based in Boris Johnson's Constituency - Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 866 - 19/02/2020 17:27:42    2268482

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A Mayo man may be credited with the idea of the GAA.

Patrick Nally was a member of the Supreme Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and well-known Connacht athlete from Balla, Co Mayo.
It was Nally who suggested to Michael Cusack the idea for what would become the Gaelic Athletic Association.
In 1881, he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in Mountjoy for what became known as the 'Crossmolina Conspiracy' where he was subjected to harsh treatment. Nally died in prison in November 1891, and the resultant Nally GAA Club in Dublin would be closely associated with working class Fenians in the 1890s.

The Nally stand/terrace is named after Nally, and is unique for being the only stand in the stadium named after a person who had no connection to the Gaelic Athletic Association.

In January 2003 the Nally stand was dismantled and found a new home at the grounds of the famous Tyrone club, Carrickmore.

Still don't know why the stand was not moved to Balla..?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10125 - 19/02/2020 17:36:01    2268485

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