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mad tan

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1949 Exhibition
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:41:51 PM »
I just discovered a exhibition GAA game was played in Neath in 1949 Irish XV v English XV. Know its a long time ago but anyone any information on this. Who played, Who organised it, Who picked the teams. Who won was it ever played again.

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Re: 1949 Exhibition
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2021, 11:08:19 PM »
Do you know the month? Neath or Meath?
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Re: 1949 Exhibition
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2021, 04:28:02 AM »
I'll bet you that all the English XV were entitled to Irish passports
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Re: 1949 Exhibition
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 09:12:03 AM »
There were lots of those games at the time, a lot of them involved irish teams touring America and playing American teams too. Not sure about the details of this one though.

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Re: 1949 Exhibition
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2021, 11:03:05 AM »
I'll bet you that all the English XV were entitled to Irish passports

it would be at a time when if a player went to england that would be the last you'd see of him, so the England team could have some great players on it
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