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Replying To royaldunne:  "Ahh sure if you look it up you can find kangaroos in ballinabrackey. Actually have a look at that vid it's quite funny, as I said it is always talked about when I mention I am from ballinabrackey (to Meath people) that it's one place you can't get to by road without leaving the county. And certainly no main route or used road. The road that you speak of is closed off. Use to be before the shell garage as you enter kinnegad (on the Meath side ) more known for it been the main road to a nightclub in a bog in 70s 80s and early 90s called heathervill. Many people will remember it. Another fact for you is that former Westmeath player Larry Giles lived all his life in Meath side of kinnegad. Rossan to be exact."
Being a former resident of the Rossan Rd, you can still easily get from Ballinabrackey to Clonard without travelling into enemy lines. some of Meaths most hardcore supporters tend to live on that Meath/Westmeath border!!!!!
As far as I remember back in the 2002, Meath played Weatmeath in a league semi, I think there was 3 Westmeath panelists including L.Giles living in Meath (Rossan/Hardwood/Leeger) Good old days (Thank God Meath won)
Royal Dunne mentions Heatherville, I pass it most weekends when I visit my parents, used to work there when I was 16...if walls could talk.
Heatherville held a reception in 1987 or 88 for the Meath team.

manintheno (Meath) - Posts: 12 - 10/09/2021 15:11:23    2379371

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Yeah yeah yeah. And no you can't. What was that industry ? Ua?? :)"
3-4 other people have backed up what i said so obviously you were wrong. And medical devices fyi.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 196 - 10/09/2021 15:59:07    2379385

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Replying To manintheno:  "Being a former resident of the Rossan Rd, you can still easily get from Ballinabrackey to Clonard without travelling into enemy lines. some of Meaths most hardcore supporters tend to live on that Meath/Westmeath border!!!!!
As far as I remember back in the 2002, Meath played Weatmeath in a league semi, I think there was 3 Westmeath panelists including L.Giles living in Meath (Rossan/Hardwood/Leeger) Good old days (Thank God Meath won)
Royal Dunne mentions Heatherville, I pass it most weekends when I visit my parents, used to work there when I was 16...if walls could talk.
Heatherville held a reception in 1987 or 88 for the Meath team."
I think Larry was long gone from Wh panel by 2002...

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 196 - 10/09/2021 16:05:07    2379391

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Replying To The_Fonz:  "3-4 other people have backed up what i said so obviously you were wrong. And medical devices fyi."
Thanks for the update Fonz and keeping RD in check .. Did you know the very 1st Defibrillator was invented in Ballinabrackey. Of Course this is not true,, but does goes with the theme above, of people making up random facts.

Jimmycricket (Meath) - Posts: 93 - 10/09/2021 17:05:35    2379404

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Replying To manintheno:  "Being a former resident of the Rossan Rd, you can still easily get from Ballinabrackey to Clonard without travelling into enemy lines. some of Meaths most hardcore supporters tend to live on that Meath/Westmeath border!!!!!
As far as I remember back in the 2002, Meath played Weatmeath in a league semi, I think there was 3 Westmeath panelists including L.Giles living in Meath (Rossan/Hardwood/Leeger) Good old days (Thank God Meath won)
Royal Dunne mentions Heatherville, I pass it most weekends when I visit my parents, used to work there when I was 16...if walls could talk.
Heatherville held a reception in 1987 or 88 for the Meath team."
Maybe 1994 you are thinking of? Meath v Westmeath in league semi final. Larry was in his prime at that stage. 2002 Westmeath were relegated from Div1.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 196 - 10/09/2021 17:06:32    2379405

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Apologies, 1994,so long ago..Great rivalry at the time..

manintheno (Meath) - Posts: 12 - 10/09/2021 17:42:51    2379414

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Replying To Jimmycricket:  "Thanks for the update Fonz and keeping RD in check .. Did you know the very 1st Defibrillator was invented in Ballinabrackey. Of Course this is not true,, but does goes with the theme above, of people making up random facts."
Jimmy I'm not here to keep anyone in check. But when someone states something as fact, and I had a doubt, I went and checked it out and corrected him. Why is that a problem? I have family in Ballinabrackey and old school mates in Castlejordan and have regularly travelled those roads down the years. Plus before the motorway when accidents occurred on the old N4 I regularly diverted via these roads.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 196 - 10/09/2021 17:49:52    2379415

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Replying To manintheno:  "Apologies, 1994,so long ago..Great rivalry at the time.."
No problem, it was a great Meath team at that time with the likes of Devine, O'Connell, Giles and Geraghty.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 196 - 10/09/2021 17:58:05    2379419

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Btw I'm genuinely not having a pop at you. It's just something us ballinabrackey people always thought. And Meath people backed it up. I'm out of there over 30 years apart from visits , I guess it was a urban myth or in this case a rural myth lol"
RTE occasionally use a map of the counties which shows Ballinabrackey and surrounding area in Kildare, on this map Meath is shown as having no boundary with Offaly. (Example at the start of the video- https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0831/1162302-coronavirus-ireland/).
I think this is an old map from the 19 century, looking at old maps on Google the area seems to have originally been part of Meath but in the 19 century was transferred to Kildare before being transferred back to Meath.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 999 - 10/09/2021 20:15:21    2379465

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "RTE occasionally use a map of the counties which shows Ballinabrackey and surrounding area in Kildare, on this map Meath is shown as having no boundary with Offaly. (Example at the start of the video- https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0831/1162302-coronavirus-ireland/).
I think this is an old map from the 19 century, looking at old maps on Google the area seems to have originally been part of Meath but in the 19 century was transferred to Kildare before being transferred back to Meath."
If you want to see a section of a county completely cut off from the rest, have a look at the "Drummully Polyp". Not only do you have to cross another county to access it, also cross another country. No internal land bridge of any kind

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 931 - 10/09/2021 21:26:39    2379493

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Replying To The_Fonz:  "No problem, it was a great Meath team at that time with the likes of Devine, O'Connell, Giles and Geraghty."
Jody Devine often did well for Meath but I'd say he would be chuffed to be listed in the company of O'Connell, Giles and Geraghty, three of Meath's all time great players.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 999 - 10/09/2021 21:52:28    2379502

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Glenlara

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 166 - 10/09/2021 22:24:01    2379514

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Replying To mhunicean_abu:  "If you want to see a section of a county completely cut off from the rest, have a look at the "Drummully Polyp". Not only do you have to cross another county to access it, also cross another country. No internal land bridge of any kind"
"Cross another country" really.

tireoghainabu (Tyrone) - Posts: 176 - 10/09/2021 23:42:17    2379525

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Replying To endgame:  "Is that Kilteevan Ros2013.
Seamus Hayden's club when he played midfield on the 1980 Roscommon team that reached the All Ireland Final."
You're right endgame

Ros2013 (Roscommon) - Posts: 479 - 11/09/2021 08:06:36    2379535

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Replying To manintheno:  "Being a former resident of the Rossan Rd, you can still easily get from Ballinabrackey to Clonard without travelling into enemy lines. some of Meaths most hardcore supporters tend to live on that Meath/Westmeath border!!!!!
As far as I remember back in the 2002, Meath played Weatmeath in a league semi, I think there was 3 Westmeath panelists including L.Giles living in Meath (Rossan/Hardwood/Leeger) Good old days (Thank God Meath won)
Royal Dunne mentions Heatherville, I pass it most weekends when I visit my parents, used to work there when I was 16...if walls could talk.
Heatherville held a reception in 1987 or 88 for the Meath team."
Use to work there too. Probably know each other :)

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17792 - 11/09/2021 08:19:13    2379536

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Replying To The_Fonz:  "No problem, it was a great Meath team at that time with the likes of Devine, O'Connell, Giles and Geraghty."
Jody ?? :). Even Jody himself would not put himself near the likes of geraghty or Giles. Those medical devices u speak of ? Bongs don't count just to let you know.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17792 - 11/09/2021 08:32:29    2379537

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Replying To Greenfield:  "He is the guy who tried to claim Dean Rock was a Meath man because he came from Ballymadun, so you can expect an extremely loose interpretation of county boundaries."
Show me.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17792 - 11/09/2021 08:33:22    2379538

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Replying To royaldunne:  "As promised. The video about driving to ballinabrackey in co Meath. It's quite funny. (Not by rorysstorys).

https://m.facebook.com/delsdestinations/videos/559988410829171/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-AN_GK0T-GK1C&ref=sharing"
Anyone watch this video? Quite funny. And also part of the rural myth

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17792 - 11/09/2021 08:35:22    2379539

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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"
Those were the 2 that came to mind straight away. Milford and Abbey Sarsfields in the city were very small set ups too and might not be still running

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 11/09/2021 16:17:43    2379628

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Jody ?? :). Even Jody himself would not put himself near the likes of geraghty or Giles. Those medical devices u speak of ? Bongs don't count just to let you know."
Hahahaha I knew I'd draw ya out. Anyway I definitely think Meath would have beaten Tyrone today. Without a doubt. I mean they played for 15 minutes against Dublin so they have to be team of the year also. And Mayo can surely thank Meath for showing them how to beat Dublin. Btw if ya ever need a stent give us a shout. And one last thing, it's ok to be wrong sometimes Royal, don't get too worked up about it. If you believe that you can't get to Ballinabrackey by road from anywhere in Meath then thats ok don't worry about it good lad.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 196 - 11/09/2021 20:40:35    2379747

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