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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "Lackagh football getting going next year. Construction underway on the pitches behind the hurling club. Frustrating for Corofin as we draw well from there e.g. Daithi Burke and many others down the years."
Bad oul name for a team.......LACKagh.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3350 - 11/09/2023 16:40:07    2503853

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "Maybe so, but you're unlikely to grow 6 inches taller in your 20's, are you?

And if one did, that spurt of growth would lead to a lot of ligament injuries anyway."
Who said anything about growing 6 inches- I just wanted to correct you on your previous incorrect statement

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 11/09/2023 18:07:58    2503878

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Replying To Jackson88:  "Who said anything about growing 6 inches- I just wanted to correct you on your previous incorrect statement"
What's your 'correction' based on?

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 12/09/2023 11:27:57    2503955

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Bad oul name for a team.......LACKagh."
Lackagh > Leacach, Area of flat rocks, of flagstones. That place name rocks!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1728 - 12/09/2023 11:30:25    2503957

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "Lackagh football getting going next year. Construction underway on the pitches behind the hurling club. Frustrating for Corofin as we draw well from there e.g. Daithi Burke and many others down the years."
Think you might find that they are Turloughmore hurling pitches.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 12/09/2023 14:36:51    2504001

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Just wondering what happened with the whole scoring average this year hurling ?

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 794 - 12/09/2023 14:53:23    2504004

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Replying To baire:  "Lackagh > Leacach, Area of flat rocks, of flagstones. That place name rocks!"
Leacach > Lackagh to be precise

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1728 - 12/09/2023 15:33:31    2504012

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One game ban for Johnny Glynn which should be enough for Clarinbridge to beat them at the weekend. Turlough will beat Moycullen easy enough. The other two are hard to call - I'd go for Gort to beat Cappy and Sarsfields to beat Killimordaly.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 12/09/2023 16:21:17    2504022

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Replying To baire:  "Leacach > Lackagh to be precise"
In West Limerick old people would call a flat area beside a river an inch and a sharp incline up from a river it would be called a lachagh, but I am sure they are just local terms

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4252 - 12/09/2023 18:47:50    2504046

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "What's your 'correction' based on?"
Factual information

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 12/09/2023 20:20:24    2504050

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "Think you might find that they are Turloughmore hurling pitches."
There's a hurling pitch there too. It's many of the same lads involved in the hurling that are getting the football going. Fair play to them - great for the community here.

PierreBezuhov (UK) - Posts: 222 - 12/09/2023 20:28:01    2504052

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Replying To PierreBezuhov:  "There's a hurling pitch there too. It's many of the same lads involved in the hurling that are getting the football going. Fair play to them - great for the community here."
They have a football club right beside them in Claregalway.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 13/09/2023 07:57:27    2504065

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "They have a football club right beside them in Claregalway."
My advice to Turloughmore is keep it out!!!

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 300 - 13/09/2023 10:11:50    2504088

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Fergal Healy confirmed as new u20 manager. Joe in the set up as well.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 13/09/2023 11:58:11    2504118

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "In West Limerick old people would call a flat area beside a river an inch and a sharp incline up from a river it would be called a lachagh, but I am sure they are just local terms"
Apologies for going off topic but Pope's comment on Lackagh has diverted me into an area of interest, placenames and language!

I looked at the place names website:
www.logainm.ie
I counted 23 Lackaghs in Ireland, north and south. There are other forms of the name e.g Lacka More, Lacka Beg in County Limerick. Sometimes they give an explanation for the name but not for the Lackagh in Galway and there are more than one of them in the county. I saw someone suggesting the Galway Lackagh came from a 'cairn' ( a heap of stones) in the area.
There's a Lackagh River in County Donegal, with stony or flaggy river suggested as a meaning - referring to the bottom of the river it seems.

There are many forms in Irish of the word leac with different meanings. There's leac, leaca and leacach but only one form given in English, lackagh. The English form is practically useless.

Examples from Ó Dónaill, the Irish language dictionary:
https://www.teanglann.ie/ga/fgb/leac
leac, f. (gs. leice, npl. ~a1, gpl. ~). 1. Flat stone or rock; flagstone, slab. (a)~ chloiche, flat stone; stone slab. ~ phábhála, paving flag. ~ urláir, floor slab; floor tile. Urlár, cosán, ~, paved floor, path. Ar ~a na sráide, on the paved street, on the pavement. ~ tine, teallaigh, tinteáin, hearthstone. Ar ~ na tine, on the hearthstone, in front of the fire. ~ an dorais, the threshold(-stone). ~ na fuinneoige, the window-sill. (b)~bhuailte, cháite, chruaite, flat rock used as floor for threshing, winnowing, drying, grain. ~ an bháid, flat shore-rock used as landing-stage for boat. Chomh lom leis an ~, as bare as a rock. (c) (Of sedimentary rock) ~a dearga, glasa, (red, grey) bedrock layers. Síos go dtí an ~ liath, down to the living rock. ~ mhara, flat-topped rock in seabed. (d)~ ifrinn, na bpian, (pit of) hell. B'fhearr liom ar ~a (dearga) ifrinn é, I'd see him damned first.


leaca2, f. (gs. & gpl. ~n, npl. leicne). 1. Side of face, cheek. Bhí a ~ mar an rós, hercheek was like the rose. 2. Side, slope (of hill). Ar ~ an chnoic, on the hillside. 3. Side ofleaf. Iompaigh an ~ eile (den duilleog), turn the other side of the leaf. (Var:m, gs. ~)

If it's Leac or Leacach it would most likely refer to stones, flagstones etc

Leaca, could mean side or slope of hill.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1728 - 13/09/2023 12:03:57    2504121

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Replying To PierreBezuhov:  "There's a hurling pitch there too. It's many of the same lads involved in the hurling that are getting the football going. Fair play to them - great for the community here."
This is not true. Turloughmore are not expanding for football.

They are expanding their own facilities as they have a huge underage population, as well as adult hurlers.

They also have pitches in Coolarne and Cregmore so they must be badly stuck for space with this new development.

Best of luck to them.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 13/09/2023 13:01:49    2504137

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "They have a football club right beside them in Claregalway."
We do, but you won't see too many Lackagh lads getting a run for the Claregalway minor a or b teams. Our lads are playing c and d football, and missing out on hurling to do it, and it's past time we had our own football club. We are our own Parish and need a team for our own lads. Again, well done to those involved.

PierreBezuhov (UK) - Posts: 222 - 13/09/2023 13:48:32    2504148

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Replying To baire:  "Apologies for going off topic but Pope's comment on Lackagh has diverted me into an area of interest, placenames and language!

I looked at the place names website:
www.logainm.ie
I counted 23 Lackaghs in Ireland, north and south. There are other forms of the name e.g Lacka More, Lacka Beg in County Limerick. Sometimes they give an explanation for the name but not for the Lackagh in Galway and there are more than one of them in the county. I saw someone suggesting the Galway Lackagh came from a 'cairn' ( a heap of stones) in the area.
There's a Lackagh River in County Donegal, with stony or flaggy river suggested as a meaning - referring to the bottom of the river it seems.

There are many forms in Irish of the word leac with different meanings. There's leac, leaca and leacach but only one form given in English, lackagh. The English form is practically useless.

Examples from Ó Dónaill, the Irish language dictionary:
https://www.teanglann.ie/ga/fgb/leac
leac, f. (gs. leice, npl. ~a1, gpl. ~). 1. Flat stone or rock; flagstone, slab. (a)~ chloiche, flat stone; stone slab. ~ phábhála, paving flag. ~ urláir, floor slab; floor tile. Urlár, cosán, ~, paved floor, path. Ar ~a na sráide, on the paved street, on the pavement. ~ tine, teallaigh, tinteáin, hearthstone. Ar ~ na tine, on the hearthstone, in front of the fire. ~ an dorais, the threshold(-stone). ~ na fuinneoige, the window-sill. (b)~bhuailte, cháite, chruaite, flat rock used as floor for threshing, winnowing, drying, grain. ~ an bháid, flat shore-rock used as landing-stage for boat. Chomh lom leis an ~, as bare as a rock. (c) (Of sedimentary rock) ~a dearga, glasa, (red, grey) bedrock layers. Síos go dtí an ~ liath, down to the living rock. ~ mhara, flat-topped rock in seabed. (d)~ ifrinn, na bpian, (pit of) hell. B'fhearr liom ar ~a (dearga) ifrinn é, I'd see him damned first.


leaca2, f. (gs. & gpl. ~n, npl. leicne). 1. Side of face, cheek. Bhí a ~ mar an rós, hercheek was like the rose. 2. Side, slope (of hill). Ar ~ an chnoic, on the hillside. 3. Side ofleaf. Iompaigh an ~ eile (den duilleog), turn the other side of the leaf. (Var:m, gs. ~)

If it's Leac or Leacach it would most likely refer to stones, flagstones etc

Leaca, could mean side or slope of hill."
Manchan Magan wrote a best selling book " 39 Irish words for a field" I think you may have outdone him there with your collection of words for "stone". Could be a bestseller in it for you too!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 13/09/2023 14:48:03    2504165

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Replying To PierreBezuhov:  "We do, but you won't see too many Lackagh lads getting a run for the Claregalway minor a or b teams. Our lads are playing c and d football, and missing out on hurling to do it, and it's past time we had our own football club. We are our own Parish and need a team for our own lads. Again, well done to those involved."
Sorry but plenty of lads from lackagh and Turloughmore play on Claregalway minor a and b teams and that's a fact.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 13/09/2023 15:06:13    2504168

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "Sorry but plenty of lads from lackagh and Turloughmore play on Claregalway minor a and b teams and that's a fact."
Why should any club have 4 minor teams? They can only play on one senior team in the end. More clubs needed.

PierreBezuhov (UK) - Posts: 222 - 13/09/2023 16:41:57    2504184

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