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Should The GAA Campaign For A United Meath?

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "Without meaning to get bogged into a historical debate, but as an avid local historian I have to correct you on one part;

Trim wasn't set up by the Normans, it was already the residence of king Fedelmid, son of Lóeguire by the time St. Loman (after whom the local GAA grounds are named) founded a church there in AD 432. It was settled as a strategically important spot both for transport up and down the Boyne, and also as a ford on the North-South road through Meath.

Obviously once the Normans got there it was expanded, built upon and made into a "town" in the charter sense, gaining both military and as you state ecclesiastical importance, but it was a significant settlement hundreds of years before the Normans."
Trim. An interesting heritage town, worth a visit.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1081 - 30/04/2019 13:40:34    2181036

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Replying To thelongridge:  "Trim. An interesting heritage town, worth a visit."
Is there an ATM in the town? Was thinking of visiting.

Dessie_Cross (Armagh) - Posts: 128 - 30/04/2019 15:21:04    2181059

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Replying To Dessie_Cross:  "Is there an ATM in the town? Was thinking of visiting."
At least two in the middle of town.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5193 - 30/04/2019 15:45:39    2181064

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Reunite Meath and they will mean business

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 876 - 12/05/2019 16:32:32    2183290

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Replying To Bernardo:  "West Meath ... Just west of Meath! Could change it to south Longford, east galway, south Cavan. Take your pick!!"
I Bet you Could where you are from you have no problem moving borders. Its a pity a smuggler interferes when i was trying to help a misplaced poor devil

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 630 - 12/05/2019 22:02:59    2183425

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Or North Offaly."
Good God another smuggler and borders

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 630 - 12/05/2019 22:04:42    2183426

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "I'd be all for it. Would make for a decent hurling team too. Meath hurling will get much stronger over the next 20 years. Not sure about westmeath.

So bring it on. We might lose to the Dubs by 5 rather then 10."
Ok Let the negotiations begin as with the churches the capital must be in Mullingar. Pairc Tailteann will be sold so we build a proper stadium in our united Meath as i explaned to another poor post soul Midhe means middle so all major facilities to Mullingar. All the Mcentees with their wood burning obsession would have to be expelled.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 630 - 12/05/2019 22:11:51    2183428

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Replying To Dessie_Cross:  "Is there an ATM in the town? Was thinking of visiting."
Ah! but you would need JCB- and I forgot! also a tractor with a big trailer

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 1994 - 13/05/2019 00:55:16    2183471

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Replying To midlands:  ""Confiscate" is not the correct word here Oldtourman. Moneygall village is in Offaly but the parish is partly in Offaly and partly in Tipperary. In fact the Moneygall GAA pitch, just outside the village, is in Tipperary, as is the famous Obama Plaza (just off the M7). So if you stop off in the Plaza next August on your way to Croke Park, be assured that you will be dining in Tipperary!
The Moneygall club has competed in Tipperary for more than 100 years. Apparently there was an arrangement agreed between the two counties whereby Moneygall would play in Tipperary while the Carrig-Riverstown club (just outside Birr) would compete in Offaly even though much of their catchment area is actually in Tipperary."
Correct about Moneygall GAA pitch in Tipperary, Riverstown is just across theLittle Brosna River in Tipperary, while Carrig village, and hurling pitch is a few miles further in Tipperary. Never knew why there was a switch of clubs, love to know the reason.
I think Ballyskenach club, currently amalgamated with Killavilla, playing in Offaly, once played in Tipperary.
Some historian might confirm this. Diarmuid Kirwan, Cork based referee, has his roots in Ballyskenach.
Club are near the Cistecian College.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1081 - 13/05/2019 19:21:45    2183786

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please unite the Meaths now

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 876 - 23/06/2019 17:39:15    2199119

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "I'd be all for it. Would make for a decent hurling team too. Meath hurling will get much stronger over the next 20 years. Not sure about westmeath.

So bring it on. We might lose to the Dubs by 5 rather then 10."
Your predictions for Meath hurling are as wildly optimistic as your notions about playing the Dubs in football. Tell me seriously how would we ever integrate with a self deluded county whose big ball manager won't allow his players who managed FOUR points in eighty minutes play for their clubs in the Meath senior hurling championship. Are Meath hurling clubs as ineffective at county board level as Mcentees notions of forward play.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 630 - 24/06/2019 07:29:33    2199583

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There are rumours swirling about the Curragh Camp that Kildare are planning to annex Summerhill , Enfield and Kilcloon of south Meath while Edenderry in Offaly is next on the target.. A Greater Kildare will be an All Ireland contender within 5 years ...

11jm11 (Kildare) - Posts: 328 - 24/06/2019 09:01:48    2199615

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "I wouldn't take Westmeath if it was offered to Meath, they can keep it."
my sentiments exactly . no way would we go under the meath banner

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1125 - 24/06/2019 09:50:11    2199654

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Replying To thelongridge:  "Correct about Moneygall GAA pitch in Tipperary, Riverstown is just across theLittle Brosna River in Tipperary, while Carrig village, and hurling pitch is a few miles further in Tipperary. Never knew why there was a switch of clubs, love to know the reason.
I think Ballyskenach club, currently amalgamated with Killavilla, playing in Offaly, once played in Tipperary.
Some historian might confirm this. Diarmuid Kirwan, Cork based referee, has his roots in Ballyskenach.
Club are near the Cistecian College."
Ballyskenagh is certainly in Offaly but is actually part of Roscrea parish which may explain why they once played in Tipp. The Cistercian College is also in Roscrea parish but in County Offaly, which probably explains why they compete in Leinster rather than Munster.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 28 - 24/06/2019 10:13:59    2199687

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