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Who'd win the best All-Ireland celebrations..

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Well, seeing as the Dubs were absolutely rubbish at celebrating their All-Ireland 3-in-a -row -which is not in keeping with the best traditions of the GAA - I thought it would be interesting to see who posters believed the Dubs could learn from when it came to celebrating an All-Ireland win. Who displayed the appropriate levels of delight? Which team warmed the heart of the nation in a manner that was p[leasing to all Gaels?

avonali (Dublin) - 29/09/2017 22:42:59    2051828

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I think the obvious answer is Mayo

realdub (Dublin) - 30/09/2017 15:32:56    2051936

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Galway hurlers in 1980 and this year again the west sure knows how to celebrate!!

tjcentrehalfbak (Galway) - 30/09/2017 15:51:48    2051943

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Top 5 counties to have the best celebrations if they won an all Ireland would be:
Mayo
Cork
Galway
Wexford
Donegal

oakleafersir (Derry) - 30/09/2017 15:57:21    2051945

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Clare went berzerk in 1995. Im sure a win for Mayo would rival it.

ZUL10 (Clare) - 30/09/2017 16:43:03    2051957

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Mayo or Waterford i think would go mental if they got over the line

Hill16Army (Dublin) - 30/09/2017 16:58:29    2051959

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London would come to a fackine standstill!

SaffronDon (Antrim) - 30/09/2017 17:09:50    2051963

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Replying To realdub:  "I think the obvious answer is Mayo"
We'll never know!

Condorman (Dublin) - 30/09/2017 17:54:17    2051970

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Got to say the Meath celebration of 87 and 96 were absolutely legendary particularly 87 in beachmount hotel, thought 88 while still excellent was tamer in the ardboyne 96? Was something to behold, 99 was very tame more family affair (which wasn't bad either. A honourable mention to 91 after defeat cheered the Down team and supporters through Meath then had a mighty night, they were still heroes for what they did that year. And it took one hell of a team to beat them.

royaldunne (Meath) - 30/09/2017 19:31:05    2051983

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Got to say the Meath celebration of 87 and 96 were absolutely legendary particularly 87 in beachmount hotel, thought 88 while still excellent was tamer in the ardboyne 96? Was something to behold, 99 was very tame more family affair (which wasn't bad either. A honourable mention to 91 after defeat cheered the Down team and supporters through Meath then had a mighty night, they were still heroes for what they did that year. And it took one hell of a team to beat them."
Thought 96 was the best because nobody thought we would win..people though we would lose to Carlow in the first round,so every game and every win was a celebration

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - 30/09/2017 19:42:17    2051990

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "London would come to a fackine standstill!"
wouldn't be in the same league as New York when it comes to celebrating

neverright (Roscommon) - 30/09/2017 19:52:12    2051997

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Is say the Donegal crew of 92 had a bit of a ball.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - 30/09/2017 20:25:34    2052002

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Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "Thought 96 was the best because nobody thought we would win..people though we would lose to Carlow in the first round,so every game and every win was a celebration"
I remember Carlow thought they had a great chance against a new Meath and they had won 2 games in a row in the championship for the first time in around 30 years. 0-24 to 0-6 it ended up iirc.

Laois76 (Laois) - 30/09/2017 20:46:19    2052009

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Laois went mad after winning the football league in 1986. Lost to Wicklow in Aughrim in the first round.. Very controversial match!

Laois76 (Laois) - 30/09/2017 20:47:40    2052010

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Replying To Laois76:  "I remember Carlow thought they had a great chance against a new Meath and they had won 2 games in a row in the championship for the first time in around 30 years. 0-24 to 0-6 it ended up iirc."
i think one of the carlow players house burnt down the night before that meath game Laois76...good job their was no ccccccccc back then :)

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - 30/09/2017 21:37:01    2052028

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Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "Thought 96 was the best because nobody thought we would win..people though we would lose to Carlow in the first round,so every game and every win was a celebration"
Yeah I would be in agreement with that

royaldunne (Meath) - 30/09/2017 22:19:17    2052040

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Replying To WhyTheLongFace:  "i think one of the carlow players house burnt down the night before that meath game Laois76...good job their was no ccccccccc back then :)"
Colm Maher of Laois senior team tragically lost his life tragically in a fire along with 6 family members the previous June Bank Hol Weekend.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/survivor-tells-inquest-of-fire-which-left-seven-dead-1.116695

Laois76 (Laois) - 30/09/2017 22:34:54    2052042

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Donegal without a doubt, '92 was better than '12, then again I was better able to drink in '92!! think we celebrated for about 10 years.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - 30/09/2017 23:08:18    2052047

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Roscommon....would be an epic journey down from Dublin....crossing the Shannon....onto kiltoom...lecarrow....into home of 43/44 legend Jamsie Murray in Knockcroghery/Rahara/Ballymurray....onto the long straight road onto Ros town passing by the famous Hyde Park named after first President of Ireland....+ the County would go berserk....went very wild when we won the minor on 06....thousands cheering home from Ennis....id say we'd give any county a good run...serious passion there...

moros (Roscommon) - 30/09/2017 23:08:58    2052048

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Replying To tjcentrehalfbak:  "Galway hurlers in 1980 and this year again the west sure knows how to celebrate!!"
I'm just after getting my hands on Liam McCarthy for the first time ever.I have waited a long time to do that and boy it felt great cathal Mannion and Aidan Harte two great down to earth lads.Gallimh Abu now back to the pints.

bud14 (Galway) - 30/09/2017 23:18:45    2052050

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