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Re: FBD League 2017
« Reply #1170 on: January 08, 2017, 10:37:54 PM »
NUIG team and scorers today for those wondering

NUI Galway

1. Tadgh O’Malley (Galway)
2. Stephen Brennan (Mayo)
3. James Kennedy (Galway)
4. Aaron O’Connor (Kerry)
5. Kiearn Molloy (Galway)
13. Ruairi Greene (Galway)
7. Enda Boland (Westmeath)
8. Matt Barrett (Galway)
9. Enda Tierney (Galway)
10. Stephen Conroy (Mayo)
11. Michael Daly (Galway)
12. Adam Gallagher (Mayo)
19. Matt McClean (Donegal)
14. Damien Comer (Galway)
15. Owen Gallagher (Antrim)

Scorers for NUI Galway: Adam Gallagher 0-9 (0-5f), Damien Comer 1-4, Michael Daly, Enda Tierney 0-3 each, Matt McClean, Kieran Molloy 0-1 each.

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Re: FBD League 2017
« Reply #1171 on: January 09, 2017, 11:07:58 AM »
Seems Sligo led most of the way against Galway but conceded 5 points in a row in the last quarter to lose 0-10 to 0-13. We had a sending off so maybe that told towards the end. Both sides pretty experimental....some older established players mixed with some young debutants. Paddy O'Connor, who did well v Donegal for the U21's, started and got a few scores on his debut. Great to see Ross Donovan back in the fold.

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Re: FBD League 2017
« Reply #1172 on: January 10, 2017, 02:49:59 PM »
Rising stars with Galway do Inishbofin proud
   
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 John Fallon

One of the smallest GAA communities in the country has double reason for celebration after two of their players made their senior inter-county debut on Sunday.


Goalkeeper Ruairi Lavelle and midfielder Michael Day made their senior bows with Galway, completing a journey which began on the small island of Inishbofin, a place which doesn’t even have enough numbers to have their own club.

The island, whose permanent population fluctuates between about 150-170 depending on work and studies, is located off the north Galway coast.

But there were big celebrations on the island on Sunday when the two players, both of whom played underage for Galway, became the first from the island to play senior inter-county football when they lined out for the Tribesmen in their 0-13 to 0-10 win over Sligo in the FBD League at Enniscrone.

A small contingent from the island, led by Ruairi’s father Henry Kenny, travelled from the island for the game, starting out early on Sunday morning with a 35-minute boat trip to Cleggan and then a car journey of almost three hours to the coastal Sligo venue. Other islanders travelled from the mainland for the occasion.

“It’s an historic occasion, a great day for the island and for the lads themselves. They have worked very hard to get this far so it’s great to get to see them play,” said Kenny.

Galway manager Kevin Walsh also paid tribute to the two 22-year old islanders, both of whom played well in the victory.

“Some lads have to work that bit harder to make it, some have to deal with obstacles which others don’t encounter so fair play to them, they are here on merit. We have tried to cast the net as wide as possible. It’s what football and the GAA is all about. Hopefully, the two lads and all the other new players push on from here,” said Walsh.

Michael Day moved to the mainland when he was younger and Lavelle, an accomplished soccer player, also moved for study but they are back on the island at every opportunity and are very proud of their heritage.

Day plays his club football with Headford, while Lavelle joined the nearest GAA club to Inishbofin, the Renville club in west Connemara who play in the junior championship.

“I’m just delighted to get the start,” said Lavelle. “We’ve been training hard now over the last couple of months. We’ve put the work in and I was just happy out to get the call and we’ll build from here. Kevin is trying to give everyone a chance. We’re glad we got our chance. We took it and we did well enough and we’ll build on this.”

Day said that Lavelle and himself have played together up through the grades and that it was superb to make their senior debut together.

“The two of us played minor and we played two years at U21 with Galway. He played with St Mary’s in school and I played in Headford. Lucky enough we kind of kept it going.

“We were on similar teams, we’re the same age, so it was brilliant for the two of us just coming through. We were two good mates growing up and it just made it different to transition through from minor to U21 and now to senior and hopefully things will keep coming from it.”

He admitted: “It’s brilliant day for the island. There are a lot of people proud of us at home and that makes it much easier as well when we’re getting that support from home. It drives you on.

“To be saying that there are two lads from an island of 150 people, it’s a great achievement from the two of us and we’re delighted to wear that badge of the island.”

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Re: FBD League 2017
« Reply #1173 on: January 10, 2017, 03:25:44 PM »
Great story and fair play to them. Had a fantastic day on Inisbofin many moons ago, cycling round the island with the sun splitting the stones. Was this not another spot Mayo tried to claim????

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« Reply #1174 on: January 10, 2017, 04:30:59 PM »
Great story and fair play to them. Had a fantastic day on Inisbofin many moons ago, cycling round the island with the sun splitting the stones. Was this not another spot Mayo tried to claim????

Twas ours originally!

Around 1830, Inishbofin passed from the possession of the Clanricards to the Browne family of Westport,[2]:23 descendants of the O'Malleys. In 1837, the island was in the Barony of Murrisk, County of Mayo, and Province of Connaught. It belonged to Howe Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo.[3]

Circa 1855, George Browne sold the island to Henry William Wilberforce. Cyril Allies, an English Catholic, bought it from Wilberforce in 1876, after having held it in mortgage since 1859.[9] It was eventually acquired by the Congested Districts Board for Ireland (later known as the Land Commission).[2]:23 The exact date is not known, but negotiations were "well advanced"[10] by 1910.

As of 1 February 1873, Inishbofin (as in the Civil Parish of Inishbofin which included Inishark as well) was no longer legally part of County Mayo but had become a part of County Galway.[10][11][12] this was a consequence of a severe localised famine in the winter of 1872/3 which necessitated relief be organised via the nearer Poor Law Union based in Clifden Workhouse rather than the previously responsible Poor Law Union based around Louisburgh Workhouse and in view of the particular concentration of distress in West Connemara and Inishbofin/Inishark.[12][13]
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Re: FBD League 2017
« Reply #1175 on: January 11, 2017, 05:11:18 PM »
Great story and fair play to them. Had a fantastic day on Inisbofin many moons ago, cycling round the island with the sun splitting the stones. Was this not another spot Mayo tried to claim????

Twas ours originally!

Around 1830, Inishbofin passed from the possession of the Clanricards to the Browne family of Westport,[2]:23 descendants of the O'Malleys. In 1837, the island was in the Barony of Murrisk, County of Mayo, and Province of Connaught. It belonged to Howe Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo.[3]

Circa 1855, George Browne sold the island to Henry William Wilberforce. Cyril Allies, an English Catholic, bought it from Wilberforce in 1876, after having held it in mortgage since 1859.[9] It was eventually acquired by the Congested Districts Board for Ireland (later known as the Land Commission).[2]:23 The exact date is not known, but negotiations were "well advanced"[10] by 1910.

As of 1 February 1873, Inishbofin (as in the Civil Parish of Inishbofin which included Inishark as well) was no longer legally part of County Mayo but had become a part of County Galway.[10][11][12] this was a consequence of a severe localised famine in the winter of 1872/3 which necessitated relief be organised via the nearer Poor Law Union based in Clifden Workhouse rather than the previously responsible Poor Law Union based around Louisburgh Workhouse and in view of the particular concentration of distress in West Connemara and Inishbofin/Inishark.[12][13]


That now is an interesting bit of history!

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Re: FBD League 2017
« Reply #1176 on: January 11, 2017, 09:51:05 PM »
A strong contingent from the island led by ruarai lavelles  father henry Kenny went to the game . Fair play to them. 
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« Reply #1177 on: January 11, 2017, 10:07:08 PM »
Indeed, St Colman travelled from Scotland in the 7th century to establish a monastery on Inisbofin and then went from there to establish his second one in Mayo Abbey from which the name of the green and red county comes from.
I'm sure St Colman still turns in his grave wondering how the blazes a secondary school was named after him in Mayo, but Mayo let the Galway feckers take Inisbofin

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Re: FBD League 2017
« Reply #1178 on: January 11, 2017, 10:16:18 PM »
Maybe he can give us back Ardnaree seeing as  ye are so generous.  Then ballag.......
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« Reply #1179 on: January 11, 2017, 11:37:07 PM »
It's going to be a tough game against the Mayo beaters next weekend with more of the college lads out. Losing and letting them get through to the FBD final mightn't be a bad idea.

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« Reply #1180 on: January 12, 2017, 01:22:27 AM »
Maybe he can give us back Ardnaree seeing as  ye are so generous.  Then ballag.......

It's quite simple really. The football strongholds of Ardnaree and Bonniconlon were founded long after redrawing of county boundaries. Mayo legends like John Forde and Peter Quinn were from Ardnaree but played their football with Ballina because that was their local club at the time. In the 60s Bonni and Knockmore put out a team together. Joe Corcoran played his game with Ardnaree.

Ballagh. is a different animal. Ballagh. was founded as a club while the area was in Mayo, before the realignment of county boundaries took place. Like us losing Inish Boffin, that was also down to the decisions of the Congested District Board back in our colonial past. I can't understand how some people cant accept that a club that was started in Mayo wanted to continue playing in Mayo. Just because some British civil servant redrew a boundary changed damn all. They also had a lad in a shed draw a line between India and Pakistan in 1947 which didn't work out too well. 1 million killed in a chaotic migration  and still conflict in the Kashmir.
Ballagh. still see themselves as being a Mayo club. Get over it. I know ye wont though!!

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« Reply #1181 on: January 12, 2017, 02:15:20 AM »
Maybe he can give us back Ardnaree seeing as  ye are so generous.  Then ballag.......

It's quite simple really. The football strongholds of Ardnaree and Bonniconlon were founded long after redrawing of county boundaries. Mayo legends like John Forde and Peter Quinn were from Ardnaree but played their football with Ballina because that was their local club at the time. In the 60s Bonni and Knockmore put out a team together. Joe Corcoran played his game with Ardnaree.

Ballagh. is a different animal. Ballagh. was founded as a club while the area was in Mayo, before the realignment of county boundaries took place. Like us losing Inish Boffin, that was also down to the decisions of the Congested District Board back in our colonial past. I can't understand how some people cant accept that a club that was started in Mayo wanted to continue playing in Mayo. Just because some British civil servant redrew a boundary changed damn all. They also had a lad in a shed draw a line between India and Pakistan in 1947 which didn't work out too well. 1 million killed in a chaotic migration  and still conflict in the Kashmir.
Ballagh. still see themselves as being a Mayo club. Get over it. I know ye wont though!!

Ye lost Ballagh just as ye took Ballina. Get over it. If you can call Ballagh Mayo then we're free to call you a Sligo man.

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« Reply #1182 on: January 12, 2017, 05:08:51 AM »
Ballaghaderreen is now greater Aleppo
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« Reply #1183 on: January 12, 2017, 08:44:06 AM »
Maybe he can give us back Ardnaree seeing as  ye are so generous.  Then ballag.......

It's quite simple really. The football strongholds of Ardnaree and Bonniconlon were founded long after redrawing of county boundaries. Mayo legends like John Forde and Peter Quinn were from Ardnaree but played their football with Ballina because that was their local club at the time. In the 60s Bonni and Knockmore put out a team together. Joe Corcoran played his game with Ardnaree.

Ballagh. is a different animal. Ballagh. was founded as a club while the area was in Mayo, before the realignment of county boundaries took place. Like us losing Inish Boffin, that was also down to the decisions of the Congested District Board back in our colonial past. I can't understand how some people cant accept that a club that was started in Mayo wanted to continue playing in Mayo. Just because some British civil servant redrew a boundary changed damn all. They also had a lad in a shed draw a line between India and Pakistan in 1947 which didn't work out too well. 1 million killed in a chaotic migration  and still conflict in the Kashmir.
Ballagh. still see themselves as being a Mayo club. Get over it. I know ye wont though!!

Ah, but you missed the best part, moy. Ballagh did transfer to Ross when the boundary line was altered. (The club was them know as Fág a' Bealach.)
Seems they were far too good for any of the sheep shaggers’ clubs and within a year they were told to eff off back to where they came from.

This they did, swearing they’d never return again.
Six generations later, they still haven’t gone back and odds are that they never will. Going by the squawks of some of the sheeps here, you’d swear we took Ballagh from them by force and they keep on bawling that we should give it back.
FFS, how can you give back what you never took? ;D
(BTW, if I was unfortunate enough to be born a sheep stealer, the last thing I do is to admit that the team in one of our towns wasn’t willing to play with the rest of us.  We weren’t good enough for them in other words.)
Bejaysus, they’d make a cat laugh.
Ardnaree is another matter entirely. Ardnaree Sarsfields was founded in 1948, fifty-ish years after the land transfer. So there was no way they were forced to play with Mayo.

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« Reply #1184 on: January 12, 2017, 09:10:10 AM »
Maybe he can give us back Ardnaree seeing as  ye are so generous.  Then ballag.......

It's quite simple really. The football strongholds of Ardnaree and Bonniconlon were founded long after redrawing of county boundaries. Mayo legends like John Forde and Peter Quinn were from Ardnaree but played their football with Ballina because that was their local club at the time. In the 60s Bonni and Knockmore put out a team together. Joe Corcoran played his game with Ardnaree.

Ballagh. is a different animal. Ballagh. was founded as a club while the area was in Mayo, before the realignment of county boundaries took place. Like us losing Inish Boffin, that was also down to the decisions of the Congested District Board back in our colonial past. I can't understand how some people cant accept that a club that was started in Mayo wanted to continue playing in Mayo. Just because some British civil servant redrew a boundary changed damn all. They also had a lad in a shed draw a line between India and Pakistan in 1947 which didn't work out too well. 1 million killed in a chaotic migration  and still conflict in the Kashmir.
Ballagh. still see themselves as being a Mayo club. Get over it. I know ye wont though!!

Ye lost Ballagh just as ye took Ballina. Get over it. If you can call Ballagh Mayo then we're free to call you a Sligo man.

Ballina was never in Sligo , Ardnaree and Bonniconlon were because the river Moy was the county boundary.
The Gaa clubs of Bonniconlon and Ardnaree didn't exist the so it's a moot point!!
I suppose stealing Ballina can be another fictitious legend for the Sligo & Rossies lads to grumble about in dark corners in August while we are out playing championship football in the sunshine 8).