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What's the smallest GAA club in your county?

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Replying To 11jm11:  "Doesnt really make sense that your sayin kilmainham are the smallest club in meath yet they can field two teams while Na Fianna who have been in two SFC finals in the last two years couldnt field a second team in the junior b championship quarter final this year?

Not sure who are the smallest club in kildare, id guess kildangan"
Kildoran? Is Sean McGinley still over them?

summerof09 (Meath) - Posts: 131 - 23/12/2017 09:49:15    2065918

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In Tyrone, I'm only guessing but maybe Dregish?

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1353 - 23/12/2017 16:34:01    2065929

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Going by population Kilcar would be there or thereabouts in Donegal.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4718 - 23/12/2017 16:45:44    2065931

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Going by population Kilcar would be there or thereabouts in Donegal."
Na Rossa (Lettermacaward) is the only club I know that would be smaller than Kilcar in terms of population. Pettigo would have a fairly small pick too.

HandballRef (Donegal) - Posts: 439 - 23/12/2017 17:49:18    2065933

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Replying To HandballRef:  "Na Rossa (Lettermacaward) is the only club I know that would be smaller than Kilcar in terms of population. Pettigo would have a fairly small pick too."
Always heard Na Rossa were a tiny club. Would I be right in saying Declan Bonner still is or was doing goals for them until recently? Declan must be in his 50's?

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1353 - 23/12/2017 18:12:16    2065934

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knockshegowna, north Tipp. no school's, pubs or shops. junior A hurling. all juveniles boys play for other clubs but come back to play adult. girls play in Offaly with carrig.

Rohanhorsemaste (Tipperary) - Posts: 25 - 23/12/2017 21:47:58    2065947

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Always heard Na Rossa were a tiny club. Would I be right in saying Declan Bonner still is or was doing goals for them until recently? Declan must be in his 50's?"
That's right, Declan was forced into playing in goals last year when they had a number of lads away for a championship game. He wouldn't normally play. Think he's 51 now. Na Rossa haven't even been able to field a reserve team for a number of years due to a lot of lads emigrating from what is already a very small playing pool.

HandballRef (Donegal) - Posts: 439 - 24/12/2017 11:02:39    2065967

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Replying To HandballRef:  "That's right, Declan was forced into playing in goals last year when they had a number of lads away for a championship game. He wouldn't normally play. Think he's 51 now. Na Rossa haven't even been able to field a reserve team for a number of years due to a lot of lads emigrating from what is already a very small playing pool."
Na Rossa have a lot more club members than a fair number of clubs in the county. Eunans are the largest with over 750 members. Na Rossa about 270-280 the last time I seen figures and seems about average for most clubs in the County. Setanta have the lowest number with about 60 adult members. But numbers don't always translate into success and that's the beauty of sport, can only put 15 on the pith. Happy and safe Christmas and new year to everyone on this site. Roll on 2018, Can't wait for the Mc Kenna cup to start!!!!!

Bain (Donegal) - Posts: 468 - 24/12/2017 20:15:12    2065986

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Replying To Toney:  "A topic I came across on Facebook and got me interested.

Kilmainham GAA, one of three club in the Kells parish, is seen as the smallest GAA club in Meath for catchment area. Kilmainham is in fact a townland as it has no village, no crossroads, no church, no school and no public house in the place. However, Kilmainham GAA is a thriving club and fields two adult teams on their own and joins together with fellow Kells parish club Drumbaragh from juvenile to U21 level."
Kilmainham maybe a rural club and only a townland but they get players from all over the Kells parish and the town of Kells itself. They field two championship teams and 2 League teams I would consider them a small club but not the smallest in Meath.
St Pauls and Kilbride are both in Dunboyne Parish and both only field 1 Championship (Junior B) and an A League team but neither has a B League team. So on numbers Pauls have to be the smallest as Kilbride are forging ahead with underage.
I would say they are the smallest members wise in Meath as most other Clubs at least field 2 League teams

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts: 359 - 24/12/2017 21:03:34    2065988

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Replying To Brownepat:  "Kilmainham maybe a rural club and only a townland but they get players from all over the Kells parish and the town of Kells itself. They field two championship teams and 2 League teams I would consider them a small club but not the smallest in Meath.
St Pauls and Kilbride are both in Dunboyne Parish and both only field 1 Championship (Junior B) and an A League team but neither has a B League team. So on numbers Pauls have to be the smallest as Kilbride are forging ahead with underage.
I would say they are the smallest members wise in Meath as most other Clubs at least field 2 League teams"
Not sure what your trying to say here. Do St Pauls not get players from Dunboyne and Blackhall Gaels. Look at all the lads that have transferred into them. They have a much bigger catchment area than Kilmainham. The same can be said about Kilbride. Have a much bigger population than Kilmainham. St Brigid's would be a very small club as well.

latouche25 (Meath) - Posts: 194 - 25/12/2017 03:36:08    2065997

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A wee club just outside Belfast, there's not one of them over 5ft.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9100 - 26/12/2017 01:48:15    2066003

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Replying To latouche25:  "Not sure what your trying to say here. Do St Pauls not get players from Dunboyne and Blackhall Gaels. Look at all the lads that have transferred into them. They have a much bigger catchment area than Kilmainham. The same can be said about Kilbride. Have a much bigger population than Kilmainham. St Brigid's would be a very small club as well."
Sorry I did not notice the word catchment.
Hard to define as if you read it you would think that all Killmainham have is a townland which is far from true as they get lots of players from the town of Kells most are Kilmainham heritage to be honest

Brownepat (Meath) - Posts: 359 - 26/12/2017 11:55:55    2066008

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "I would say the smallest in Offaly is Lusmagh hurling club in terms of catchment area."
great club with some outstanding former offaly greats

bulmccabe (Tyrone) - Posts: 338 - 26/12/2017 14:45:54    2066014

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Down's would have to be Ballygalget.

saulgael (Down) - Posts: 535 - 26/12/2017 20:54:55    2066023

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There's a couple of development clubs in County Europe which have just three or four members.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1527 - 27/12/2017 11:58:28    2066027

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St Johns, also Glenlara, both are only Junior B clubs

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 216 - 27/12/2017 17:26:11    2066044

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Replying To Rohanhorsemaste:  "knockshegowna, north Tipp. no school's, pubs or shops. junior A hurling. all juveniles boys play for other clubs but come back to play adult. girls play in Offaly with carrig."
Marlfield,just outside Clonmel,would be a similar type club.

Moyle (Tipperary) - Posts: 39 - 30/12/2017 23:33:38    2066331

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knockshegowna, north Tipp. no school's, pubs or shops. junior A hurling. all juveniles boys play for other clubs but come back to play adult. girls play in Offaly with carrig.
Rohanhorsemaste (Tipperary) - 23/12/2017 21:47:58
Would agree with that. All kids and at minor/u21 club members play with Shannon rovers or other clubs

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts: 13473 - 31/12/2017 13:30:00    2066360

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Replying To ormondbannerman:  "knockshegowna, north Tipp. no school's, pubs or shops. junior A hurling. all juveniles boys play for other clubs but come back to play adult. girls play in Offaly with carrig.
Rohanhorsemaste (Tipperary) - 23/12/2017 21:47:58
Would agree with that. All kids and at minor/u21 club members play with Shannon rovers or other clubs"
Think Knock in the Mid Division would be smaller again. Their players play with Roscrea underage I think. They only field a Junior B team. John Carroll was from there and I think he went back and played a couple of years when he was finished playing senior with Roscrea.

roundball (Tipperary) - Posts: 2495 - 31/12/2017 14:26:03    2066367

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Don't know of any player's from the town of kells that play for Kilmainham. They did have a player that left them to join Kells. Every lad in Kilmainkam that is capable of kicking a ball is playing football. They probably have the highest level of participation of any club in the country. Every time you attend a game there the local wimen have tea and goodies for anyone that wants it. They also don't charge for it either. Now that's a real club.

latouche25 (Meath) - Posts: 194 - 02/01/2018 18:02:15    2066512

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