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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Maybe you ré right but in the gaa that's not how it's done. By your way 2010 is not the start of a new decade? 2000 was the start of the new decade/millennium not 2001"
No. 2010 was last year of the first decade. It's not "my way", it's a fact.

The last day of the 2nd millennium was 31st December 2000. The first day of the 3rd (new) millennium was 1st January 2001.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1118 - 28/10/2020 11:44:12    2302407

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "No. The first year of every century start with a 1. 1900 was the last year of the 19th century.

It often misunderstood. There was no 0AD.
The first year the first century was AD 1, the last AD 100.
The first year the second century was AD 101, the last AD 200. And so on...
The first year in the twentieth century was AD 1901, the last AD 2000."
Fair play CC, we'll spotted.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5956 - 28/10/2020 11:53:10    2302413

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "No. 2010 was last year of the first decade. It's not "my way", it's a fact.

The last day of the 2nd millennium was 31st December 2000. The first day of the 3rd (new) millennium was 1st January 2001."
I ll bow to your superior knowledge but in gaa terms they say the decade starts in 00 and the world had new millennium celebrations on new yrs eve midnight (I.e. 12 am Jan 1st 2000

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 672 - 28/10/2020 12:00:42    2302418

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "I ll bow to your superior knowledge but in gaa terms they say the decade starts in 00 and the world had new millennium celebrations on new yrs eve midnight (I.e. 12 am Jan 1st 2000"
I think you are on here too long already, and have changed.... lol
Very tetchy these days... ;o)

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3309 - 28/10/2020 12:45:04    2302450

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "I ll bow to your superior knowledge but in gaa terms they say the decade starts in 00 and the world had new millennium celebrations on new yrs eve midnight (I.e. 12 am Jan 1st 2000"
Yes, and it's not only the GAA. With regards to the new millennium celebrations, 31st December 1999/ 1st January 2000.
When the plans for it first appeared, it was pointed out to the powers that be (governments, businesses, etc.); by plenty of people who knew what they were talking about, that the old millennium doesn't end at the end of 1999, but at the end of 2000. But, they went ahead with the celebrations anyway.

The 21st Century Started in 2001
In 1999, the world was preparing for the New Year's party of a lifetime. The year number in the Gregorian calendar was about to tick over to 2000, supposedly ushering in not only the 21st century but also the 3rd millennium CE.

However, the party was held one year too early-it should have been on January 1, 2001.


https://www.timeanddate.com/counters/mil2000.html#:~:text=In%201999%2C%20the%20world%20was,been%20on%20January%201%2C%202001.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1118 - 28/10/2020 13:01:03    2302459

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yes, and it's not only the GAA. With regards to the new millennium celebrations, 31st December 1999/ 1st January 2000.
When the plans for it first appeared, it was pointed out to the powers that be (governments, businesses, etc.); by plenty of people who knew what they were talking about, that the old millennium doesn't end at the end of 1999, but at the end of 2000. But, they went ahead with the celebrations anyway.

The 21st Century Started in 2001
In 1999, the world was preparing for the New Year's party of a lifetime. The year number in the Gregorian calendar was about to tick over to 2000, supposedly ushering in not only the 21st century but also the 3rd millennium CE.

However, the party was held one year too early-it should have been on January 1, 2001.


https://www.timeanddate.com/counters/mil2000.html#:~:text=In%201999%2C%20the%20world%20was,been%20on%20January%201%2C%202001."
Well thank you CC we learn something new everyday.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 672 - 28/10/2020 13:28:57    2302471

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Replying To Fionn:  "I think you are on here too long already, and have changed.... lol
Very tetchy these days... ;o)"
Not tetchy Fionn. Just trying to prove a point but I have to admit I was wrong. Very interesting though and fair play to Cockney Cat.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 672 - 28/10/2020 13:30:56    2302472

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I was just googling gaa Wikipedia. Very interesting. In 1894 Dublin awarded All ireland after Cork fans attacked them. Cork were leading at the time with ten mins left by 2 points. 1gl and 2 pts to 5 pts(a goal worth 5 pts at the time). Also Cork won their first double in 1890 but the 1890 football was nt played till 1892.ithink the 1891 final was played before the 1890 one. Other all ireland awarded for other reasons. Very hard to keep track of it all back then but as someone wrote earlier-some great pub quiz questions.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 672 - 28/10/2020 13:48:33    2302482

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Replying To cavanman47:  "If you're going to get that precise about it, then its worth mentioning that it was actually a wicklow team who won it ;)"
You are correct Cavan an. That time a club represented the county and Bray Emmets won the Dublin Championship so represented Dublin and won the All Ireland. Although they were from Wicklow they played under the Dublin banner and to this day Wicklow are still noted as one of only two counties that have never won a provincial final.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 672 - 28/10/2020 14:09:15    2302492

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