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What Are The Longest And Shortest Club Names In The GAA?

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Emp look to be in a tie with Spa

shaneShankill (Dublin) - Posts: 42 - 25/09/2019 23:20:57    2239250

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Replying To perfect10:  "marshalstown-castledockerell must be there abouts
St.oliver plunketts eoghan ruadh?"
Marshalstown-Castledockrell is already long enough without you adding an extra 'e' in there.... ;)

It's the longest name in Wexford anyway, if you disregard the "Enniscorthy Hurling and Football Club" official title that nobody uses anyway.

Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, and Davidstown-Courtnacuddy, would be next.

Side note on that Enniscorthy one…when Declan Ruth applied for a transfer out of the Shamrocks back around the late 90s, it was refused at first because his transfer form said the club he wanted to join was Rapparees. He had to go back and submit a new form that said "Enniscorthy Hurling and Football Club". It went through then all right.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 219 - 26/09/2019 10:15:36    2239305

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You have Glencar-Manorhamilton and Glenfarne-Kiltyclogher in Leitrim

doeshelovemeiwannaknow (Leitrim) - Posts: 5 - 26/09/2019 11:23:43    2239335

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Arklow Geraldines-Ballymoney 27 including the -

Wicklowman (Wicklow) - Posts: 1033 - 29/09/2019 07:12:53    2239936

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Saint Joseph's Doora-Barefield (33 with apostrophy and hyphen)

dingle2 (Kerry) - Posts: 238 - 29/09/2019 13:45:01    2240022

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Replying To dingle2:  "Saint Joseph's Doora-Barefield (33 with apostrophy and hyphen)"
You must be counting differently to me then, because I make it 28.

Even if you count the spaces as well as the apostrophe and the hyphen, it's 30. Still not 33.....

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 219 - 30/09/2019 10:53:56    2240236

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "You must be counting differently to me then, because I make it 28.

Even if you count the spaces as well as the apostrophe and the hyphen, it's 30. Still not 33....."
I got 26 letters excluding spacing, and hyphens/ apostrophise.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 30/09/2019 16:12:07    2240369

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "You must be counting differently to me then, because I make it 28.

Even if you count the spaces as well as the apostrophe and the hyphen, it's 30. Still not 33....."
I got 26 letters excluding spacing, and hyphens/ apostrophise.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 30/09/2019 16:12:29    2240370

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Ballyskenach/Killavilla is an amalgamation of two hurling clubs in Offaly's Deep South, along the Tipperary border, and touching Laois in Killavilla's location.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 30/09/2019 19:09:53    2240436

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Many years ago there was a suggestion in Meath to change the name of Ballinabracky club to Ballinabracky/castlejordan gaelic athletic association. Thankfully it didn't take off. Is moy not the shortest??

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16455 - 30/09/2019 19:16:23    2240439

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Many years ago there was a suggestion in Meath to change the name of Ballinabracky club to Ballinabracky/castlejordan gaelic athletic association. Thankfully it didn't take off. Is moy not the shortest??"
Moy Tír na n-Óg.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12873 - 30/09/2019 19:42:41    2240443

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Loads of 3 letters Emo, Spa, Moy, longest, amalgamations excluded Castletown Geoghegan would be hard to beat.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 667 - 30/09/2019 20:31:32    2240449

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Replying To MillerX:  "Loads of 3 letters Emo, Spa, Moy, longest, amalgamations excluded Castletown Geoghegan would be hard to beat."
Totally forgot about emo.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16455 - 30/09/2019 21:09:58    2240458

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In Louth Dundalk Young Irelands would have the longest name and the shortest would be Pearse Og and Westerns.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 30/09/2019 21:23:33    2240460

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Marshalstown-Castledockrell is already long enough without you adding an extra 'e' in there.... ;)

It's the longest name in Wexford anyway, if you disregard the "Enniscorthy Hurling and Football Club" official title that nobody uses anyway.

Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, and Davidstown-Courtnacuddy, would be next.

Side note on that Enniscorthy one…when Declan Ruth applied for a transfer out of the Shamrocks back around the late 90s, it was refused at first because his transfer form said the club he wanted to join was Rapparees. He had to go back and submit a new form that said "Enniscorthy Hurling and Football Club". It went through then all right."
remember that,some controversy over that.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3595 - 01/10/2019 10:51:25    2240553

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Replying To MillerX:  "Loads of 3 letters Emo, Spa, Moy, longest, amalgamations excluded Castletown Geoghegan would be hard to beat."
Is a y narrower than an o or an a?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3595 - 01/10/2019 10:51:57    2240554

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "There's a rumour that a couple of Irish lads in Wales are going to start a club called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Gaels.

If they struggle for numbers, the next parish over is called Llangristiolus Rhostrehwfa, so the two clubs could join up together."
My party trick is that I can pronounce that place in Wales perfectly. Have spent a good bit of time there.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13531 - 01/10/2019 12:38:15    2240600

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Think I have a winner.... Castletown Finea Coole Whitehall! North Westmeath Football Club

flagrevenge (Longford) - Posts: 3 - 01/10/2019 13:29:37    2240617

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Replying To MillerX:  "Loads of 3 letters Emo, Spa, Moy, longest, amalgamations excluded Castletown Geoghegan would be hard to beat."
Aah, Castletown Geoghegan, the Cats of Westmeath.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 624 - 01/10/2019 20:26:43    2240754

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Replying To waynoI:  "My party trick is that I can pronounce that place in Wales perfectly. Have spent a good bit of time there."
There is a soccer club in this welsh town.

Looks like the welsh for Football Club is Clwb Pêl. Or maybe those Irish lads have gone and founded a GAA club.

Clwb Pêl Droed Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch Football Club,[

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwll_F.C.

shaneShankill (Dublin) - Posts: 42 - 01/10/2019 22:48:36    2240805

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