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Archerstown, Drummond, Fore, Clonageeragh, Corbetstown, Thomastown, Riverstown, Rattin, Gibbonstown, Moyliscar, Rathcolman, Rathconrath, Rathskeagh, Glascorn, Bishopstown, Drumraney. Many others no doubt, now long forgotten.

dbpcmi (Westmeath) - Posts: 56 - 25/11/2021 11:17:21    2390738

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Replying To dbpcmi:  "Archerstown, Drummond, Fore, Clonageeragh, Corbetstown, Thomastown, Riverstown, Rattin, Gibbonstown, Moyliscar, Rathcolman, Rathconrath, Rathskeagh, Glascorn, Bishopstown, Drumraney. Many others no doubt, now long forgotten."
Some amount of '…town's in the placenames in Westmeath.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 3942 - 25/11/2021 11:46:04    2390747

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "Some Junior football Championship winners with area names not currently represented ( by the same place name )
1909 Riverstown Emmet's
1912 Rathcolman Stars
1915 Rickardstown Parnells
1921 Springfield Stars
1926 Drumraney
1931 Dysart
1941 Mental Hospital
1942 Gibbonstown
1943 Derrymore
1953 Boher
1955 Empor

I'm pretty sure there was a team in Rathowen one time too.

Moyvore …. Pretty sure they were playing in late 70s early 80s but can't remember clearly
Streete amalgamated with Multy and were St Fintans / Multyfarnham in 90s"
I think Mental Hospital Mullingar are now St. Loman's.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 402 - 25/11/2021 12:20:02    2390763

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Replying To keeper7:  "Some amount of '…town's in the placenames in Westmeath."
After eating the spuds I've thought of others; Ballyhealy, Clonlost, Drumcree, Dysart, Ballinea, Bellview, Clonmellon, Rahonnell, Churchtown, Kilbixy, Kiltoom, Lismacaffrey, Lisryan (Longford?) and I'm sure the list goes on. Every village and crossroads at one time or another - especially if there was a pub nearby !

dbpcmi (Westmeath) - Posts: 56 - 25/11/2021 14:03:18    2390785

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Replying To dbpcmi:  "After eating the spuds I've thought of others; Ballyhealy, Clonlost, Drumcree, Dysart, Ballinea, Bellview, Clonmellon, Rahonnell, Churchtown, Kilbixy, Kiltoom, Lismacaffrey, Lisryan (Longford?) and I'm sure the list goes on. Every village and crossroads at one time or another - especially if there was a pub nearby !"
Kilbixy Gaels was Ballynacarrigy, I think. Lisryan is in Longford.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 3942 - 25/11/2021 14:41:42    2390794

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Columb and custume would have had teams I presume. I see Dysart and Boher I presume they would be malachys now or streamstown.

PowellJohn (Westmeath) - Posts: 53 - 25/11/2021 15:44:57    2390806

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Replying To dbpcmi:  "Archerstown, Drummond, Fore, Clonageeragh, Corbetstown, Thomastown, Riverstown, Rattin, Gibbonstown, Moyliscar, Rathcolman, Rathconrath, Rathskeagh, Glascorn, Bishopstown, Drumraney. Many others no doubt, now long forgotten."
Gibbonstown- also known as The Park and also took in players from the townlands of Gaulstown and Mahonstown joined up with the Rochfortbridge Warriors to form St. Marys Rochfortbridge and won the senior football championship the first year they were formed in 1950.

Leftpeg1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 71 - 25/11/2021 18:22:45    2390836

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Replying To PowellJohn:  "Columb and custume would have had teams I presume. I see Dysart and Boher I presume they would be malachys now or streamstown."
Columb Barracks took part in the JFC in the late 1940s and Custume Barracks were competing up to mid 1950s. Presumably they also had their own Army competitions. I recall Western Command playing Aer Corps etc.

dbpcmi (Westmeath) - Posts: 56 - 26/11/2021 10:44:50    2390872

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Replying To dbpcmi:  "Columb Barracks took part in the JFC in the late 1940s and Custume Barracks were competing up to mid 1950s. Presumably they also had their own Army competitions. I recall Western Command playing Aer Corps etc."
Presume Athlone Military who played in a hurling final were Custume Barracks ?

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 908 - 26/11/2021 18:46:53    2390933

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Replying To keeper7:  "Would that not also be very close to Drumraney camógie & ex-hurling club?"
Yeh it would be right beside it. Would need to look at the timeframes but would guess many of the same people were involved in each club.

Manners5 (Westmeath) - Posts: 20 - 27/11/2021 11:06:32    2390945

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "Presume Athlone Military who played in a hurling final were Custume Barracks ?"
It could only be them. The army had over 40,000 men during the 1940s but after the war it was gradually reduced so their ability to field teams diminished. During the 1960s some of the Mullingar army lads played with The Downs. If you are of a certain age you may have seen fellows playing, sporting dark tans after serving in the Congo.

dbpcmi (Westmeath) - Posts: 56 - 27/11/2021 11:12:20    2390946

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