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Replying To StoreysTash:  "I have tweeted Colm Parkinson about that, it is so utterly awful I want to hear the whole song too."
Did a search, and all I can get is this: https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/all-ireland-hurling-final-listen-elvis-4158932

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 572 - 28/03/2020 18:47:57    2274916

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St Patrick is alive and well and operates between lower middle abbey street and Talbot street. (Currently taking a hiatus of course)

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 941 - 28/03/2020 20:41:56    2274929

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Did a search, and all I can get is this: https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/all-ireland-hurling-final-listen-elvis-4158932"
No that isn't it, I might tweet Wooly again as he probably isn't too busy at the moment.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 29/03/2020 11:25:17    2274947

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Tipperary are the only county to win a senior all Ireland in every decade. The biggest gap being from 1971 to 1989.

14 counties have played in at least one All Ireland Hurling finals (13 have won at least one - Antrim being the exception).

The traditional big 3 have won 71% of Finals.

25 teams have played in at least one All Ireland Football Final (with 19 winning at least one).

The traditional big 2 have won 49% of these finals.

Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances).

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2867 - 31/03/2020 00:07:57    2275066

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Tipperary are the only county to win a senior all Ireland in every decade. The biggest gap being from 1971 to 1989.

14 counties have played in at least one All Ireland Hurling finals (13 have won at least one - Antrim being the exception).

The traditional big 3 have won 71% of Finals.

25 teams have played in at least one All Ireland Football Final (with 19 winning at least one).

The traditional big 2 have won 49% of these finals.

Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)."
"Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)."

London have 0% win rate in football after five appearances in the final.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1052 - 01/04/2020 13:49:06    2275164

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "
Replying To tiobraid:  "Tipperary are the only county to win a senior all Ireland in every decade. The biggest gap being from 1971 to 1989.

14 counties have played in at least one All Ireland Hurling finals (13 have won at least one - Antrim being the exception).

The traditional big 3 have won 71% of Finals.

25 teams have played in at least one All Ireland Football Final (with 19 winning at least one).

The traditional big 2 have won 49% of these finals.

Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)."
"Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)."

London have 0% win rate in football after five appearances in the final."
You're correct. I missed that.

Of the teams with 3 or more appearances, I think Tipp have the best win rate in Hurling (68%).
In Football Down has the best win rate (83%) - followed by Tipp on 80%.

Obviously using the 3 or more appearances to suit my bias tho!

Limerick (2/2) are the only team who have a 100% record in Football finals and Kerry (1/1) are the only team undefeated in Hurling finals.

Some good GAA quiz questions there.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2867 - 02/04/2020 17:50:10    2275216

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Replying To tiobraid:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "[quote=tiobraid:  "Tipperary are the only county to win a senior all Ireland in every decade. The biggest gap being from 1971 to 1989.

14 counties have played in at least one All Ireland Hurling finals (13 have won at least one - Antrim being the exception).

The traditional big 3 have won 71% of Finals.

25 teams have played in at least one All Ireland Football Final (with 19 winning at least one).

The traditional big 2 have won 49% of these finals.

Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)."
"Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)."

London have 0% win rate in football after five appearances in the final."
You're correct. I missed that.

Of the teams with 3 or more appearances, I think Tipp have the best win rate in Hurling (68%).
In Football Down has the best win rate (83%) - followed by Tipp on 80%.

Obviously using the 3 or more appearances to suit my bias tho!

Limerick (2/2) are the only team who have a 100% record in Football finals and Kerry (1/1) are the only team undefeated in Hurling finals.

Some good GAA quiz questions there."]I just mentioned this on another Topic and thought it should also be here:

Cork's Teddy McCarthy became the first player (and still is the only player) in the history of the GAA to win All-Ireland medals in both codes in the same season - 1990.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1052 - 04/04/2020 16:42:42    2275326

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The only players to win player of the year awards (correct me if I'm wrong) when their team hasn't won the All Ireland are Brian Whelehan, Tony Browne, Dan Shanahan, Austin Gleeson, Lee Keegan and Andy Moran.
The two older Waterford men didn't even reach the finals those seasons (BUT thoroughly deserved their awards).

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2867 - 04/04/2020 18:03:56    2275331

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Replying To tiobraid:  "The only players to win player of the year awards (correct me if I'm wrong) when their team hasn't won the All Ireland are Brian Whelehan, Tony Browne, Dan Shanahan, Austin Gleeson, Lee Keegan and Andy Moran.
The two older Waterford men didn't even reach the finals those seasons (BUT thoroughly deserved their awards)."
Bernard Brogan 2010

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13086 - 04/04/2020 19:37:17    2275339

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Replying To tiobraid:  "The only players to win player of the year awards (correct me if I'm wrong) when their team hasn't won the All Ireland are Brian Whelehan, Tony Browne, Dan Shanahan, Austin Gleeson, Lee Keegan and Andy Moran.
The two older Waterford men didn't even reach the finals those seasons (BUT thoroughly deserved their awards)."
Did Whelehan not win his POTY award in 1998 when Offaly won the All Ireland via the back door? I think he won a Texaco hurler of the year award the year they beat Limerick in the final too.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 04/04/2020 20:02:38    2275340

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Replying To tiobraid:  "The only players to win player of the year awards (correct me if I'm wrong) when their team hasn't won the All Ireland are Brian Whelehan, Tony Browne, Dan Shanahan, Austin Gleeson, Lee Keegan and Andy Moran.
The two older Waterford men didn't even reach the finals those seasons (BUT thoroughly deserved their awards)."
Brian Whelahan won two Texaco Hurler of the Year awards - 1994 & 1998. The same years that Offaly won All Irelands.

He wasn't picked as an All Star in 1994, but was in 1998 at full foward.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1052 - 04/04/2020 23:40:56    2275351

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Brian Whelahan won two Texaco Hurler of the Year awards - 1994 & 1998. The same years that Offaly won All Irelands.

He wasn't picked as an All Star in 1994, but was in 1998 at full foward."
Matty forde ???

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 220 - 05/04/2020 00:09:19    2275352

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "Matty forde ???"
What about him?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1052 - 05/04/2020 12:32:29    2275359

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Brian Whelahan won two Texaco Hurler of the Year awards - 1994 & 1998. The same years that Offaly won All Irelands.

He wasn't picked as an All Star in 1994, but was in 1998 at full foward."
My mistake. For some reason I thought he also won in 1995.
Incorrect also ok Bernard Brogan.
Amateur research there by me!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2867 - 05/04/2020 18:35:50    2275380

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Navan is spelt the same backwards as forwards. This is known as a palindrome.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 140 - 20/04/2020 22:50:14    2276359

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Meath have beaten Dublin in the championship more recently than Kerry have.

Greenfield (Meath) - Posts: 408 - 21/04/2020 09:54:01    2276366

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Replying To Greenfield:  "Meath have beaten Dublin in the championship more recently than Kerry have."
Meath don't fear the Dubs...

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13086 - 21/04/2020 10:37:22    2276367

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Meath don't fear the Dubs..."
you spelled 'like' wrong Mes.....

Greenfield (Meath) - Posts: 408 - 21/04/2020 11:22:25    2276370

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Replying To tiobraid:  "The only players to win player of the year awards (correct me if I'm wrong) when their team hasn't won the All Ireland are Brian Whelehan, Tony Browne, Dan Shanahan, Austin Gleeson, Lee Keegan and Andy Moran.
The two older Waterford men didn't even reach the finals those seasons (BUT thoroughly deserved their awards)."
I remember well the heartbreak of the 1995 all Ireland football final when the Dubs beat us by 1 point. Peter Canavan won player of the year.
I remember well the joy of 2003 when we won our first all Ireland final,it was 3rd time lucky and Armagh great Stevie Mc Donnell won player of the year.
There are probably others too that won the award even though their team didn't win the all Ireland final.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4217 - 23/04/2020 03:41:37    2276547

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Despite Tipp having won 28 SH All Irelands. They have yet to win one in a year ending in 3. 2023 will be their next chance of breaking their dismal record in regards to that number.

Coopers_Helmet (Tipperary) - Posts: 154 - 23/04/2020 12:46:10    2276561

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