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Should Gaa Friendly Filling Stations Be Named Countrywide To Offer Support To Travelling Fans

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Hi tomsmith,
ExiledInWex here in, you guessed it.
The problem I see is that it would probably involve a petrol station which may or may not be en route to the match for some people.
In addition, it might lead to some long tailbacks and chaos for chicken rolls if the Dubs were playing in Thurles for example, and I might have to drive out of my way to get to the filling station as I would be going from Wexford.
Also, I'd imagine you'd need to include every petrol station rather than choosing just 1 in every county.
I like the way you think though.......................

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 472 - 26/01/2023 19:14:09    2454466

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Hi tomsmith,
ExiledInWex here in, you guessed it.
The problem I see is that it would probably involve a petrol station which may or may not be en route to the match for some people.
In addition, it might lead to some long tailbacks and chaos for chicken rolls if the Dubs were playing in Thurles for example, and I might have to drive out of my way to get to the filling station as I would be going from Wexford.
Also, I'd imagine you'd need to include every petrol station rather than choosing just 1 in every county.
I like the way you think though......................."
A Dub Exiledin Wexford
Tomsmith here
My heart goes out to you to be so far from Home and probably having to learn the local lino and indeed its odious that you had to fogo your own , Brog or Hoow are uuou style greeting.
But back to the future and my wonderful ( I have to say that the great Mrs T had some input) suggestion of naming eating houses and filling Stations that are Gaa friendly.
If you have such aplace in a County who supports the local Gaa team or the County team then its only reasonable that these places should be made known to travelling Gaa people.
Rather than stopping at an Ireland -all Station sure support the places that support our National game teams ie GAA.
You might have to wait in a que or suffer tail backs, but sure that is great sign of an eating house.
It would also add to road safiety , where currently people stop with flasks and eat out of the boot ( sorry tailgate of a motor car ) along the roads on the way to games, and you have other passer byes who are glowering to see what is being eaten
As a traveller sure you could pin point a few stops in your part of the Country as I was never away down in Wexford

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3507 - 27/01/2023 10:44:24    2454507

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Replying To tomsmith:  "A Dub Exiledin Wexford
Tomsmith here
My heart goes out to you to be so far from Home and probably having to learn the local lino and indeed its odious that you had to fogo your own , Brog or Hoow are uuou style greeting.
But back to the future and my wonderful ( I have to say that the great Mrs T had some input) suggestion of naming eating houses and filling Stations that are Gaa friendly.
If you have such aplace in a County who supports the local Gaa team or the County team then its only reasonable that these places should be made known to travelling Gaa people.
Rather than stopping at an Ireland -all Station sure support the places that support our National game teams ie GAA.
You might have to wait in a que or suffer tail backs, but sure that is great sign of an eating house.
It would also add to road safiety , where currently people stop with flasks and eat out of the boot ( sorry tailgate of a motor car ) along the roads on the way to games, and you have other passer byes who are glowering to see what is being eaten
As a traveller sure you could pin point a few stops in your part of the Country as I was never away down in Wexford"
The Crown Bar in Wexford Town paid a sign at our grounds. They serve food. The Spar in Taghmon do dinners at the Deli and also took a sign. Daybreak in Taghmon do coffees etc and took a sign also. O Briens service station, who have a Deli also, in Barntown on the N25 on the way into town from the West also took a sign. If you are inclined to visit a supermarket and make your own sandwiches, but the Spar in Taghmon is too far out of your way, Petits Supervalue in Wexford town also took a sign. If you are looking for somewhere to stay or a posher dinner the Whitford Hotel on the main ring road around Wexford took a sign also. All of these places obviously support the GAA as they all have paid to have advertising signs at our ground Tom!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6607 - 27/01/2023 12:43:48    2454547

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Replying To tomsmith:  "A Dub Exiledin Wexford
Tomsmith here
My heart goes out to you to be so far from Home and probably having to learn the local lino and indeed its odious that you had to fogo your own , Brog or Hoow are uuou style greeting.
But back to the future and my wonderful ( I have to say that the great Mrs T had some input) suggestion of naming eating houses and filling Stations that are Gaa friendly.
If you have such aplace in a County who supports the local Gaa team or the County team then its only reasonable that these places should be made known to travelling Gaa people.
Rather than stopping at an Ireland -all Station sure support the places that support our National game teams ie GAA.
You might have to wait in a que or suffer tail backs, but sure that is great sign of an eating house.
It would also add to road safiety , where currently people stop with flasks and eat out of the boot ( sorry tailgate of a motor car ) along the roads on the way to games, and you have other passer byes who are glowering to see what is being eaten
As a traveller sure you could pin point a few stops in your part of the Country as I was never away down in Wexford"
There is no need for your heart to go out to me Tom, Wexford is now home (although the boys in blue will always be number 1) and although I like to prod a bit of craic at them they are a great county of people. When I go back to Dublin they accuse me of having a Wexford accent at this stage.....
I wouldn't switch what I have for living in Dublin at all.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 472 - 27/01/2023 14:32:39    2454582

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Replying To tomsmith:  "A Dub Exiledin Wexford
Tomsmith here
My heart goes out to you to be so far from Home and probably having to learn the local lino and indeed its odious that you had to fogo your own , Brog or Hoow are uuou style greeting.
But back to the future and my wonderful ( I have to say that the great Mrs T had some input) suggestion of naming eating houses and filling Stations that are Gaa friendly.
If you have such aplace in a County who supports the local Gaa team or the County team then its only reasonable that these places should be made known to travelling Gaa people.
Rather than stopping at an Ireland -all Station sure support the places that support our National game teams ie GAA.
You might have to wait in a que or suffer tail backs, but sure that is great sign of an eating house.
It would also add to road safiety , where currently people stop with flasks and eat out of the boot ( sorry tailgate of a motor car ) along the roads on the way to games, and you have other passer byes who are glowering to see what is being eaten
As a traveller sure you could pin point a few stops in your part of the Country as I was never away down in Wexford"
There are many more establishments have sponsored signs at other clubs grounds apart from ours and also at Wexford Park but I don't know off the top of my head who they are.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6607 - 27/01/2023 14:33:33    2454583

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Tomsmith here

Exiled in Wexford and Viking 66 both Wexford based and not prominent Gaa Counties in either Code.
Yes both of you make sense in what you Post,
What I wold say if you were leaving Wexford and travelling over to Thurlus, it would b enice to know that a Gaa friendly eating house was neat Urlingford, or at the Horse and Jockey.(I looked at an Atlas to see what road you would take) that was Gaa friendly and recommended by the local County board.
Same if youse were travelling to Cork or indeed Limerick somewhere you could stop going to the game. I know you would probably not want to stop of the way back.
I feel it is up to the local County Board or supporters Club you say where a Gaa friendly house is .

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3507 - 27/01/2023 19:47:27    2454639

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "There is no need for your heart to go out to me Tom, Wexford is now home (although the boys in blue will always be number 1) and although I like to prod a bit of craic at them they are a great county of people. When I go back to Dublin they accuse me of having a Wexford accent at this stage.....
I wouldn't switch what I have for living in Dublin at all."
My heart goes out to you if you are acquiring the local accent down there...

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1738 - 27/01/2023 19:48:33    2454640

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

Exiled in Wexford and Viking 66 both Wexford based and not prominent Gaa Counties in either Code.
Yes both of you make sense in what you Post,
What I wold say if you were leaving Wexford and travelling over to Thurlus, it would b enice to know that a Gaa friendly eating house was neat Urlingford, or at the Horse and Jockey.(I looked at an Atlas to see what road you would take) that was Gaa friendly and recommended by the local County board.
Same if youse were travelling to Cork or indeed Limerick somewhere you could stop going to the game. I know you would probably not want to stop of the way back.
I feel it is up to the local County Board or supporters Club you say where a Gaa friendly house is ."
We have as many AI titles as you do in Football and more than that figure in hurling Tom! You still haven't published a good list of the GAA friendly places you have found on your numerous forays around the country following Cavan!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6607 - 28/01/2023 09:48:58    2454667

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