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Mapping GAA clubs across the country

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Always thought it would be interesting to see an interactive map of each GAA club's parish/catchment area across the country, there seems to be no such map on the internet. I've started off with a couple of club's areas from my county on 'MyMaps' and you can add as many club areas as you like by signing in your Google, click the 'Draw a Line' tool above to make a shape and drag the dots until you have it, use the 'Add Marker' tool to add the GAA pitch too link

JXV (Mayo) - 06/11/2017 15:42:01    2060806

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Great idea! I might mark where Tom Parsons' house is in County Sligo ;)

republican (Sligo) - 06/11/2017 18:28:47    2060849

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Impossible in Westmeath

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 06/11/2017 20:08:39    2060860

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Replying To JXV:  "Always thought it would be interesting to see an interactive map of each GAA club's parish/catchment area across the country, there seems to be no such map on the internet. I've started off with a couple of club's areas from my county on 'MyMaps' and you can add as many club areas as you like by signing in your Google, click the 'Draw a Line' tool above to make a shape and drag the dots until you have it, use the 'Add Marker' tool to add the GAA pitch too link"
I have a rough Offaly football one. Can't upload it though.

LooseCannon (Offaly) - 06/11/2017 20:08:52    2060861

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Replying To republican:  "Great idea! I might mark where Tom Parsons' house is in County Sligo ;)"
Very good and Andy Moran house in Roscommon, Aidan O Shea birth home in Ballinasloe (even though he says in the AIB add he was Mayo born and breed), and Lee Keegans birthplace in Waterford.

EDH (Galway) - 06/11/2017 22:53:38    2060892

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Great idea, ive added a few clubs around my area, ill do more when i can

PyatPree (Cork) - 06/11/2017 23:15:21    2060897

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Impossible for kildare unfortunately.

11jm11 (Kildare) - 07/11/2017 13:20:36    2060987

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Lads have ye seen this - [url=]https://gaapitchlocator.net/ There can be a difference between the pitch location and the actual club particularly in urban areas but it gives an accurate location for most clubs.

dahayeser (Cork) - 07/11/2017 14:33:58    2061003

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Replying To dahayeser:  "Lads have ye seen this - [url=
https://gaapitchlocator.net/ There can be a difference between the pitch location and the actual club particularly in urban areas but it gives an accurate location for most clubs."]Yeah I've seen that, very useful site. What I'm looking for would be the main traditional catchment area of each club, but to my understanding it's more complicated in some places...Thanks for the help lads

JXV (Mayo) - 07/11/2017 15:46:32    2061019

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Very Complicated in most rural areas. Most clubs would have players playing for them who reside outside their parish boundary. However it would be very interesting to see an accurate map of all clubs - however I don't think we will ever see such a map

imonmyway (Mayo) - 07/11/2017 17:37:16    2061044

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Replying To JXV:  "[quote=dahayeser:  "Lads have ye seen this - [url=
https://gaapitchlocator.net/ There can be a difference between the pitch location and the actual club particularly in urban areas but it gives an accurate location for most clubs."]Yeah I've seen that, very useful site. What I'm looking for would be the main traditional catchment area of each club, but to my understanding it's more complicated in some places...Thanks for the help lads"]That is a serious project you are taking on. I was just looking for any resources that might help or to see how you could go about it. I found this Parish Map of part of Cork. Cross referencing it with the pitch locator would be a step in the right direction but it is a pit of a leap from accurate geo coordinates

dahayeser (Cork) - 07/11/2017 18:15:52    2061054

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Replying To EDH:  "Very good and Andy Moran house in Roscommon, Aidan O Shea birth home in Ballinasloe (even though he says in the AIB add he was Mayo born and breed), and Lee Keegans birthplace in Waterford."
Careful EDH, Aidan O'Shea's home was in Creagh, Ballinsaloe which we all know is in Co. Roscommon although ye lads have been stealing bits of that too over the years . Hard work having to watch the Mayo, Galway and Westmeath lads who are all trying to take bits of our great county. Having said all that , drawing the club maps would reveal that Four Roads and Athleague Hurling clubs and St Aidans, Creggs, St Croans in football all take in substantial parts of Co. Galway in their catchment areas.

facethepuckout (Roscommon) - 07/11/2017 20:15:44    2061077

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Great idea. It'll probably need a media outlet to pick up on it and run a competition with a prize for the club or something. I've just done it for my club. Pitch location was easy obviously though I'd imagine there'll be a few that would contest my catchment area markings - there's been enough diputes over the years already about it!!

Sindar (Roscommon) - 09/11/2017 10:56:53    2061368

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Dublin clubs do not have catchment areas so impossible to do in Dublin.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 09/11/2017 11:34:44    2061378

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I see a third of our parish has been taken by our neighbours in Mayo Ardnaree/Ballina Stephenites - -how do we amend?

overinthewest (Sligo) - 09/11/2017 12:04:56    2061386

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Replying To overinthewest:  "I see a third of our parish has been taken by our neighbours in Mayo Ardnaree/Ballina Stephenites - -how do we amend?"
Figured it out As it turns out 1/3 of our population is grouped into that small area in Mayo - for the size of it a good return of co players for Sligo and Mayo (Tom Parsons issue again!)

overinthewest (Sligo) - 09/11/2017 12:44:18    2061390

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Dublin clubs do not have catchment areas so impossible to do in Dublin."
so how is it decided what clubs players play for?

onlyhurling (Galway) - 09/11/2017 14:42:34    2061403

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so how is it decided what clubs players play for? onlyhurling (Galway) - Posts:770 - 09/11/2017 14:42:34 You decide for yourself really as there is no 'parish rule' and never has been. Certain schools may have a loose affiliation with certain clubs sometimes. I know there some agreements made between clubs in close proximity to one another which schools they'll recruit from whereas other schools will be mixed. There's nothing official in that though and nothing stopping anyone from playing for anyone else. Obviously a lot of people will just end up at the club closest to them a lot of the time. In other cases people play for their family club no matter where they currently live. So if your parents/grandparents were involved with say Parnells but you're not from Coolock and live in Blanchardstown for example you might still go and get involved in Parnells rather than Brigid's. Others will get involved because of knowing people and having friends in another club too that may not be exactly their closest club. On my street growing up there were four families involved in the GAA, all involved in different clubs. It's just the way it is.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 09/11/2017 18:08:06    2061447

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Replying To facethepuckout:  "Careful EDH, Aidan O'Shea's home was in Creagh, Ballinsaloe which we all know is in Co. Roscommon although ye lads have been stealing bits of that too over the years . Hard work having to watch the Mayo, Galway and Westmeath lads who are all trying to take bits of our great county. Having said all that , drawing the club maps would reveal that Four Roads and Athleague Hurling clubs and St Aidans, Creggs, St Croans in football all take in substantial parts of Co. Galway in their catchment areas."
Is the hospital in Ballinasloe in Co. Roscommon? I never knew that. It does not matter where a player is born though...for example the entire Leitrim team would have been born outside Leitrim like all their county folk.

yew_tree (Mayo) - 09/11/2017 18:17:53    2061448

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Is the hospital in Ballinasloe in Co. Roscommon? I never knew that. It does not matter where a player is born though...for example the entire Leitrim team would have been born outside Leitrim like all their county folk."
The hospital is in County Galway. Meath is another example. It depends on what part you are in but you could be born in Drogheda, Cavan, Mullingar or Dublin.

OLLIE (Louth) - 09/11/2017 19:25:19    2061458

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