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Honoring Past Champions

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Question for everyone. Did we used to have a tradition at all in Louth of celebrating or parading our club Champions of old before the county final? I seem to remember we used to do it for 25th anniversary county champions? I know we did the 57 Louth gaels last year but I'm referring specifically to club cship of old?

Benjani (Louth) - Posts: 43 - 28/10/2018 12:56:33    2148485

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Replying To Benjani:  "Question for everyone. Did we used to have a tradition at all in Louth of celebrating or parading our club Champions of old before the county final? I seem to remember we used to do it for 25th anniversary county champions? I know we did the 57 Louth gaels last year but I'm referring specifically to club cship of old?"
The last time I 'remember this happening was in 2013 with the victorious Blues side of 1988.

I wasn't at the next 3 senior finals after that so don't know about those years but in 2017 and 2018 it didnt happen.

I think it should be reinstated as those players deserve their recognition and it would bring back nice memories for supporters.

moresthepity (Louth) - Posts: 223 - 28/10/2018 14:03:54    2148491

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I think the champions of 1991 Stabannon Parnells might be the last team to be honoured like this, in 2016 at the som v st.marys final

moresthepity (Louth) - Posts: 223 - 28/10/2018 15:15:06    2148494

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Last year we had the 1957 team. However this year we should have had the Clans men of 1993. Would hope it was not in any way personal that some of the big names of that team were not honoured....

LaLu (Louth) - Posts: 204 - 28/10/2018 21:32:15    2148537

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I thought this was a nice tradition and I hope it comes back next year

GAAdundalk (Louth) - Posts: 482 - 29/10/2018 11:45:51    2148575

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Replying To GAAdundalk:  "I thought this was a nice tradition and I hope it comes back next year"
Stabannon we're honoured in 2016 so there is no need to repeat it next year when they have another 25th.
That gives a chance to right the wrong and honour the Clans dual winners in '92 and '93.

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1378 - 29/10/2018 13:15:50    2148583

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Definitely think the wrong should be righted next year and the '92 and '93 Clans teams get remembered and honoured. These teams contained some fine players who represented Clans and Louth with great distinction.

SmallBoy (Louth) - Posts: 284 - 01/11/2018 08:46:26    2148973

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This nostalgic tradition of honouring past teams from 25 years ago has been a nice addition to our county final day. I can understand the situation last year whereby 1957 AI winning team were rightly honoured but assumed Clans winning teams of 92 & 93 would be recognised together this year. Surely this came up for discussion at Co Board Executive? Have they now decided to dispense with it? Or is it a case of another narrow minded individual decision by the man in charge? Either way the question needs to be asked at next county board meeting.
As Lalu suggests above would really hope it is no way personal that some of those Clans players were not honoured

Beodeo (Louth) - Posts: 67 - 01/11/2018 11:10:53    2149007

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Seamus Ohanlon has a sports article in Dundalks Argus, and he expressed his disappointment at not getting it. Again it's a nice touch, older Louth Gaels get to see the teams they watched 25 years ago in their prime, younger Gaels get to see that oul Jimmy from down the road used to be a great footballer in his day.
And it's a great excuse for these winning teams to meet up, watch a final and maybe have a few pints and reminisce about the good days

GAAdundalk (Louth) - Posts: 482 - 01/11/2018 15:30:31    2149101

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Replying To GAAdundalk:  "Seamus Ohanlon has a sports article in Dundalks Argus, and he expressed his disappointment at not getting it. Again it's a nice touch, older Louth Gaels get to see the teams they watched 25 years ago in their prime, younger Gaels get to see that oul Jimmy from down the road used to be a great footballer in his day.
And it's a great excuse for these winning teams to meet up, watch a final and maybe have a few pints and reminisce about the good days"
He has one in the Drawda Indo as well. You won't feel it in ten years times wee will be celebrating the great Pats and Mattock teams.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12140 - 02/11/2018 18:53:44    2149305

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This really is a shame if the county executive have decided to dispense with this tradition. If so its yet another shortsighted decision by an out of touch county committee, arguably our poorest administration ever. Those teams from 1992 onwards contained some great players who gave trojan service to club and county. They all deserve to be recognised.
However if this decision was prompted by some sort of personal issue against the club (Clan na Gael) and/or some of their higher profile players then heads should definitely roll.
I really do hope it is not the latter!!

northroader (Louth) - Posts: 104 - 03/11/2018 19:27:31    2149438

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Can't understand why these Clans players can't get an answer from their own clubman who is the Secretary of the County Board and have to resort to social media to build up a campaign to have the tradition reinstated.

Drogexile (Louth) - Posts: 63 - 03/11/2018 23:07:07    2149462

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