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Replying To ExiledCuCu:  "Actually the last king of Ireland was Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, (c. 941-23 April 1014) i.e Brian Boro. He would have been 1010 next April if he wasn't killed in Clontarf. God rest him ;) we'll not see his likes again"
You are forgetting the men from the west! The last high king was Ruaidrí O Conchobair

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 756 - 29/02/2024 09:03:09    2528886

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "
Replying To tomsmith:  "Tacai ar La.
Ta na focail sin ionta deas, and for those that may not have a proficiency in Gaelige I will utter my opinion in English .
Now that the ice has been broken with M/S O Neill and our esteemed President Jarlet Burns attending a soccer Game ( a real British mainland sport ) I feel and the great Mrs T agrees that we could all in one voice say ... make the twelth weekend a closed one for the GAA.
Sure going forward if you had the local Brookeborough Flue band plaing at the Ulster final, see that band s predigree. The Brookeborough Flute Band is known for its lively performances and dedication to preserving the Ulster-Scots tradition. They play both flutes and drums, creating a vibrant and energetic sound. The band often participates in parades and events, showcasing their musical talents. If you're interested in joining the band, reach out to a band member. They welcome boys, girls, men, and women to be part of their musical community. You can also watch a short clip of the band playing "Gladiators Farewell" on their Facebook page.
Both bands contribute to the cultural fabric of their community and continue to share their love for music with audiences across Northern Ireland.

Now you have it a Band that plays at festivals and curtural events, If and its likely that L, Derry and Cavan will be in the Ulster final it would be a lovely sight to have them play the teams on to the field.
And in the opening of Casement Park up in Belfast have the Loyal Sons of the Shankill Road perform and sure Ireland call would be a sort of neutral anthem .
Ough what a reception these two events would get, sure it would be the talk of the weekends,"
I'd love to see you take this proposal up the Shankhill with you. I'd be very interested to hear how you got on."
Saffron Antrim and Say nothing County Tyrone

Tomsmith here

Both of you have ( as have other Gaels up in Nor of Erland ) do your bit with the hand of friendship. Should it SayNothing TYrone you going to the Ballygawley Roundabout Padare or you Saffron tip tooing into the Rangers Club on the left as you go up the Shankhill RD and express the views as outlined on Hoganstand by Tomsmith .
Sure Saffron ( and I use your handle) you could be credited with a seat in your name in Casement Park as the person who did so much to heal local communities . You might never have to put your hand in your pocket again when you visit the good old Shankill
And see what Viking 66 or that other ( ????? ) killing fields frae County Limerick, dont listen to them, The are far away from the Border

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3854 - 29/02/2024 09:36:49    2528891

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Replying To tomsmith:  "
Replying To SaffronDon:  "[quote=tomsmith:  "Tacai ar La.
Ta na focail sin ionta deas, and for those that may not have a proficiency in Gaelige I will utter my opinion in English .
Now that the ice has been broken with M/S O Neill and our esteemed President Jarlet Burns attending a soccer Game ( a real British mainland sport ) I feel and the great Mrs T agrees that we could all in one voice say ... make the twelth weekend a closed one for the GAA.
Sure going forward if you had the local Brookeborough Flue band plaing at the Ulster final, see that band s predigree. The Brookeborough Flute Band is known for its lively performances and dedication to preserving the Ulster-Scots tradition. They play both flutes and drums, creating a vibrant and energetic sound. The band often participates in parades and events, showcasing their musical talents. If you're interested in joining the band, reach out to a band member. They welcome boys, girls, men, and women to be part of their musical community. You can also watch a short clip of the band playing "Gladiators Farewell" on their Facebook page.
Both bands contribute to the cultural fabric of their community and continue to share their love for music with audiences across Northern Ireland.

Now you have it a Band that plays at festivals and curtural events, If and its likely that L, Derry and Cavan will be in the Ulster final it would be a lovely sight to have them play the teams on to the field.
And in the opening of Casement Park up in Belfast have the Loyal Sons of the Shankill Road perform and sure Ireland call would be a sort of neutral anthem .
Ough what a reception these two events would get, sure it would be the talk of the weekends,"
I'd love to see you take this proposal up the Shankhill with you. I'd be very interested to hear how you got on."
Saffron Antrim and Say nothing County Tyrone

Tomsmith here

Both of you have ( as have other Gaels up in Nor of Erland ) do your bit with the hand of friendship. Should it SayNothing TYrone you going to the Ballygawley Roundabout Padare or you Saffron tip tooing into the Rangers Club on the left as you go up the Shankhill RD and express the views as outlined on Hoganstand by Tomsmith .
Sure Saffron ( and I use your handle) you could be credited with a seat in your name in Casement Park as the person who did so much to heal local communities . You might never have to put your hand in your pocket again when you visit the good old Shankill
And see what Viking 66 or that other ( ????? ) killing fields frae County Limerick, dont listen to them, The are far away from the Border"]Why do you ibclude counties posters are from in nearly every post?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3491 - 29/02/2024 10:10:42    2528898

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "You are forgetting the men from the west! The last high king was Ruaidrí O Conchobair"
I stand corrected Sir !

Alas, another man from the west that lead his team to Dublin and lost :)

ExiledCuCu (Cavan) - Posts: 224 - 29/02/2024 10:17:07    2528900

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Replying To KillingFields:  "
Replying To tomsmith:  "[quote=SaffronDon:  "[quote=tomsmith:  "Tacai ar La.
Ta na focail sin ionta deas, and for those that may not have a proficiency in Gaelige I will utter my opinion in English .
Now that the ice has been broken with M/S O Neill and our esteemed President Jarlet Burns attending a soccer Game ( a real British mainland sport ) I feel and the great Mrs T agrees that we could all in one voice say ... make the twelth weekend a closed one for the GAA.
Sure going forward if you had the local Brookeborough Flue band plaing at the Ulster final, see that band s predigree. The Brookeborough Flute Band is known for its lively performances and dedication to preserving the Ulster-Scots tradition. They play both flutes and drums, creating a vibrant and energetic sound. The band often participates in parades and events, showcasing their musical talents. If you're interested in joining the band, reach out to a band member. They welcome boys, girls, men, and women to be part of their musical community. You can also watch a short clip of the band playing "Gladiators Farewell" on their Facebook page.
Both bands contribute to the cultural fabric of their community and continue to share their love for music with audiences across Northern Ireland.

Now you have it a Band that plays at festivals and curtural events, If and its likely that L, Derry and Cavan will be in the Ulster final it would be a lovely sight to have them play the teams on to the field.
And in the opening of Casement Park up in Belfast have the Loyal Sons of the Shankill Road perform and sure Ireland call would be a sort of neutral anthem .
Ough what a reception these two events would get, sure it would be the talk of the weekends,"
I'd love to see you take this proposal up the Shankhill with you. I'd be very interested to hear how you got on."
Saffron Antrim and Say nothing County Tyrone

Tomsmith here

Both of you have ( as have other Gaels up in Nor of Erland ) do your bit with the hand of friendship. Should it SayNothing TYrone you going to the Ballygawley Roundabout Padare or you Saffron tip tooing into the Rangers Club on the left as you go up the Shankhill RD and express the views as outlined on Hoganstand by Tomsmith .
Sure Saffron ( and I use your handle) you could be credited with a seat in your name in Casement Park as the person who did so much to heal local communities . You might never have to put your hand in your pocket again when you visit the good old Shankill
And see what Viking 66 or that other ( ????? ) killing fields frae County Limerick, dont listen to them, The are far away from the Border"]Why do you ibclude counties posters are from in nearly every post?"].

In your case, there is a need to clarify. It was Tipp not long ago and Clare before then!

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 5008 - 29/02/2024 11:59:18    2528924

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Tam., I think behind closed doors you're a Unionist who can't come out.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 2002 - 29/02/2024 12:52:54    2528931

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Replying To ExiledCuCu:  "I stand corrected Sir !

Alas, another man from the west that lead his team to Dublin and lost :)"
The last time Cavan won an AI was in exile as your name suggests! That's a good few years now!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1785 - 29/02/2024 14:04:32    2528937

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Replying To baire:  "
Replying To ExiledCuCu:  "I stand corrected Sir !

Alas, another man from the west that lead his team to Dublin and lost :)"
The last time Cavan won an AI was in exile as your name suggests! That's a good few years now!"
Actually the last time Cavan won an All Ireland Senior Championship was in 1952

The last All Ireland won by Cavan was in the U16 A All-Ireland ladies football championship

I hear you though ;)

ExiledCuCu (Cavan) - Posts: 224 - 29/02/2024 15:59:33    2528953

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Replying To ExiledCuCu:  "
Replying To baire:  "[quote=ExiledCuCu:  "I stand corrected Sir !

Alas, another man from the west that lead his team to Dublin and lost :)"
The last time Cavan won an AI was in exile as your name suggests! That's a good few years now!"
Actually the last time Cavan won an All Ireland Senior Championship was in 1952

The last All Ireland won by Cavan was in the U16 A All-Ireland ladies football championship

I hear you though ;)"]exile from County Cavan
Tomsmith here

Just remember that we went over to New York in 1947 ( Year of the Big War ) and we bate a Kerry team out the gate in the only All Ireland played outside off Ireland.

So when youse are going back years go back to 1947
Ough I am taul that people gathered outside of peoples windows that evening to listen to the Wireless .
Dry and Wet batteries were all charged .

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3854 - 01/03/2024 22:52:18    2529150

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