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Hi fellow Gaels, I'm trying to compile a list of the smallest club in each county in terms of club members, volunteers etc. Thanks in advance

Shearer (Louth) - Posts: 787 - 07/09/2021 01:13:21    2378414

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Replying To Shearer:  "Hi fellow Gaels, I'm trying to compile a list of the smallest club in each county in terms of club members, volunteers etc. Thanks in advance"
I'd say in Galway it's Kilbeacanty, former Galway hurlers Steve Mahon and Niall Donohues (R.I.P.) Parish. They had to join with Finbar Gantleys Parish Beagh to make up Michael Cusacks. Their Churches rotate Priests.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1373 - 07/09/2021 12:01:23    2378475

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im not sure with Tyrone - some posters from Tyrone are very knowledgeable in topics like this. It may have been Dregish, at a guess, but they have amalgamated with Newtownstewart.

Have to think about this one/leave it to the wiser (older) Tyrone ones on him ;)

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1948 - 07/09/2021 12:39:22    2378482

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Ballinacurra gaels I'd say in Limerick. If we are going on members. It's in the city but barely fields teams. Out the county,probably Staker Wallace GAA . A few townlands,not even a parish I think

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1572 - 07/09/2021 12:47:53    2378485

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I don't know about members as everyone in the parish is probably a member. But ballinabrackey would be a small club even if very successful on Meath scene, would it be meathhill?? Clonard?? There's plenty of small clubs around county.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17792 - 07/09/2021 12:48:38    2378486

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I don't know about members as everyone in the parish is probably a member. But ballinabrackey would be a small club even if very successful on Meath scene, would it be meathhill?? Clonard?? There's plenty of small clubs around county."
Couldnt be wrong but Think Kilmainham (Mickey Newmans club) is smallest club in Meath

lagoreX (Meath) - Posts: 209 - 07/09/2021 13:14:45    2378499

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i think Gowna in Cavan only has 7 parishes it is the other half of Mullineachta in Longford.

breffnibluewhite (Cavan) - Posts: 104 - 07/09/2021 13:21:31    2378503

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Replying To lagoreX:  "Couldnt be wrong but Think Kilmainham (Mickey Newmans club) is smallest club in Meath"
I think you could be right.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17792 - 07/09/2021 13:30:49    2378505

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Open to correction by St Joseph's Kilteeven would be close to smallest in Roscommon.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 771 - 07/09/2021 13:50:59    2378515

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Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "i think Gowna in Cavan only has 7 parishes it is the other half of Mullineachta in Longford."
A few Cavan clubs share territory across the county borders. . Mountnugent, Mullahoran, Corlough, and probably small bits of Arvagh, Munterconnaught, Shannon Gaels, Swanlinbar, and Cuchullains. Maybe even a few more.

In terms of numbers, Corlough is surely the smallest. They've amalgamated (or been completely absorbed) at senior adult level and it's looking unclear as to when or if they'll stand on their own feet again.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4555 - 07/09/2021 13:51:53    2378516

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Replying To cavanman47:  "A few Cavan clubs share territory across the county borders. . Mountnugent, Mullahoran, Corlough, and probably small bits of Arvagh, Munterconnaught, Shannon Gaels, Swanlinbar, and Cuchullains. Maybe even a few more.

In terms of numbers, Corlough is surely the smallest. They've amalgamated (or been completely absorbed) at senior adult level and it's looking unclear as to when or if they'll stand on their own feet again."
If maghera aren't also the smallest, they are definitely the worst..

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1560 - 07/09/2021 14:09:21    2378524

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Replying To Shearer:  "Hi fellow Gaels, I'm trying to compile a list of the smallest club in each county in terms of club members, volunteers etc. Thanks in advance"
id say loughnavalley in westmeath

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1379 - 07/09/2021 14:17:27    2378526

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Ballinacurra gaels I'd say in Limerick. If we are going on members. It's in the city but barely fields teams. Out the county,probably Staker Wallace GAA . A few townlands,not even a parish I think"
Oldtourman, your expertise is required!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 747 - 07/09/2021 14:29:01    2378528

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Ballinacurra gaels I'd say in Limerick. If we are going on members. It's in the city but barely fields teams. Out the county,probably Staker Wallace GAA . A few townlands,not even a parish I think"
Oldtourman, your expertise is required!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 747 - 07/09/2021 14:29:18    2378530

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I think you could be right."
Has to be St Paul's, squeezed between Dunboyne, Kilbride and possibly Blackhall and Ratoath. St Peregrine's In Dublin would also be nipping at their heels.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 845 - 07/09/2021 14:29:36    2378531

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "id say loughnavalley in westmeath"
Crookewood and multy must be close enough to loughnavalley too in terms of size. Whereas the wood have a very good hurling team.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17792 - 07/09/2021 14:42:31    2378535

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Replying To MillerX:  "Has to be St Paul's, squeezed between Dunboyne, Kilbride and possibly Blackhall and Ratoath. St Peregrine's In Dublin would also be nipping at their heels."
I'd say you're on the money there. Boardsmill either, definitely smallest dual club

Shmozzler (Meath) - Posts: 1 - 07/09/2021 14:59:24    2378541

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Replying To lagoreX:  "Couldnt be wrong but Think Kilmainham (Mickey Newmans club) is smallest club in Meath"
Pretty sure you won't be able to name a smaller club than Kilmainham in Meath. There's no pub, shop, school, post office etc in the club confines. They only got a football pitch in the last 20 years and used to train in the back field of one of the locals, who gave them land to train on. Kilmainham is where my own allegiances lie. And given the size of the club they've produce Mickey Newman, Barry Lynch, Harry Newman and Petsey curran who all played at multiple age grades for Meath.

If there's a smaller club than that in the county or country I'd be interested to hear of it.

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1395 - 07/09/2021 15:23:24    2378550

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Lots of competition for that in offaly with so many clubs in one parish. Daingean parish has 5 clubs I think.

I would guess the smallest clubs is Clonmore Harps. The 3rd and smallest club in Rhode Parish. They have one adult junior team.

skirge7 (UK) - Posts: 94 - 07/09/2021 15:50:25    2378557

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Ballinacurra gaels I'd say in Limerick. If we are going on members. It's in the city but barely fields teams. Out the county,probably Staker Wallace GAA . A few townlands,not even a parish I think"
Would say abbey sarsfields would be way smaller then Ballinacurra geals in the city.

cityman73 (Limerick) - Posts: 595 - 07/09/2021 16:14:22    2378566

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