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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2006, 11:20:24 AM »
Dan Spring TD (father of Dick Spring) was a Kerry All Ireland medal winner.
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2006, 11:23:02 AM »
i was surprised myself at how many of the 26 county politicians were blueshirts.

i suppose the difference from the little 6 we live in and the 26 is that the wee6 is effectively run by the masons who are prevalent in every major powerful body although there has been changes down really to education.

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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2006, 02:52:41 PM »
i was surprised myself at how many of the 26 county politicians were blueshirts.

Didn’t Eoin O’Duffy (leader of the Blueshirts) play for Monaghan?
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2006, 02:59:46 PM »
Former Tánaiste John Wilson played in the 1947 Polo Grounds final for Cavan...

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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2006, 03:14:51 PM »
Did Rory O'Hanlon play for Armagh?

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Teams so far
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2006, 03:31:18 PM »
Football
Seamus Mallon (Armagh SDLP)
Jimmy Deenihan (Kerry  FF)
Sean Flanagan (Mayo  FF)
Martin Ferris (Kerry U21 SF)
Brian Cowen,(Offaly Under 21 FF)
Ted Nealon –( ?    FG)
Tom Moffat –(    ?    FF)
John Donnellan,(Galway ?)
Henry Kenny, (Mayo FG)
Dan Spring TD (Kerry  Lab)
Eoin O’Duffy (Monaghan FG)
John Wilson (Cavan ??)

Hurling   

Jack Lynch (Cork, FF)
Mick Lanigan   (Kilkenny  FF)   
Tony Dempsey (Wexford  ?)   
Fad Browne (Waterford FF)   
Bob Aylward (Kilkenny  FF)

apologies if i've got counties/parties wrong anyone fill in the gaps.

surely there must be more hurlers?
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2006, 03:33:30 PM »
Did Slab Murphy play for Monaghan (and if so does that count)?
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2006, 03:39:03 PM »
i belive that charlie haughy was on  a winning dublin county hurling side, i cant remebber which one or what year.

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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2006, 03:50:46 PM »
Football
Seamus Mallon (Armagh SDLP)
Jimmy Deenihan (Kerry, FF)
Sean Flanagan (Mayo, FF)
Martin Ferris (Kerry U21, SF)
Brian Cowen,(Offaly Under 21, FF)
Ted Nealon (Sligo, FG)
Tom Moffat (Mayo, FF)
John Donnellan,(Galway, FG)
Michael Donnellan (Galway, Clann na Tamhlan)
Henry Kenny (Mayo, FG)
Dan Spring (Kerry, Lab)
Eoin O’Duffy (Monaghan, FG)
John Wilson (Cavan, FF)

Hurling   
Jack Lynch (Cork, FF)
Mick Lanigan (Kilkenny, FF)   
Tony Dempsey (Wexford, FF)   
Fad Browne (Waterford, FF)   
Bob Aylward (Kilkenny, FF)

Des Foley would be another, I think? Brother of Lar, was he on the Dubs team in the 60's, was an FF TD around the time.

HIB - Slab didn't play county AFAIK, played with Roche Emmets in Louth.
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2006, 04:13:09 PM »
Des Foley FF (Dublin footballer and hurler)
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2006, 04:19:21 PM »
As was Dr. Tom Moffat - former FF TD from Ballina, Liam McHle was set to stand against him on the issue of a long awaited Sports Hall ( Basketball Arena, Gym, Community centre ) in Ballina, Bertie had to come down and promise it would be built to stop him, worked a treat

Forgive me Stephenite, but my recolleciton of Tom Moffatt (and I think I may be older than you) was that he couldn't kick shite off a rope.  I don't recall him playing inter-county football, but I do remember him playing bad club football.
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2006, 04:26:57 PM »
Jack McQuillan TD Clann na Poblachta. All Ireland senior medal winner with Roscommon 1943 and 1944.
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2006, 04:34:20 PM »
Football
Seamus Mallon (Armagh SDLP)
Jimmy Deenihan (Kerry, FG)
Sean Flanagan (Mayo, FF)
Martin Ferris (Kerry U21, SF)
Brian Cowen,(Offaly Under 21, FF)
Ted Nealon (Sligo, FG)
Tom Moffat (Mayo, FF)***   DROPPED
John Donnellan,(Galway, FG)
Michael Donnellan (Galway, Clann na Tamhlan)
Henry Kenny (Mayo, FG)
Dan Spring (Kerry, Lab)
Eoin O’Duffy (Monaghan, FG)
John Wilson (Cavan, FF)
Des Foley (Dublin, FF)
Jack Lynch (Cork, FF)
Jack McQuillan (Roscommon, Clann na Poblachta)


Hurling   
Jack Lynch (Cork, FF)
Mick Lanigan (Kilkenny, FF)   
Tony Dempsey (Wexford, FF)   
Fad Browne (Waterford, FF)   
Bob Aylward (Kilkenny, FF)
Des Foley (Dublin  FF)
Harry Boland (Dublin SF)

Lecale, found nothing to sustantiate Rory O Hanlons claims, did find out he was Ardal's Da which was news to me. Every day's a school day eh.
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2006, 04:43:13 PM »
Deenihan is FG
If O'Mahony takes the Mayo job he would have to be manager
Michael D'Arcy, Wexford FG candidate, played inter-couty for them.
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Re: GAA Politicians (FSF)
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2006, 04:44:31 PM »
Harry Boland, shot dead in the Civil War, was a Dublin hurler, chairman of the county board and an intercounty ref. He was a SF TD in the first Dáil.