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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2016, 12:11:28 AM »
I'm interested in collating how many clubs in Ireland are named after Republican figures, particularly those from the 1916 and 1798 rebellions. Feel free to add your own county.

Armagh folk may want to correct me, or add more...

PATRICK PEARSE
Annaghmore

SEAN McDERMOTT
Maghery

ROBERT EMMET
Clonmore
Dorsey

MICHAEL DWYER
Keady

WOLFE TONE
Derrymacash

O'DONOVAN ROSSA
Mullabrack

THE O'RAHILLY
Collegeland

SEAN SOUTH
Clady

Not strictly a figure as such, but would Madden Raparees count. Guerrilla fighters back in the day.

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2016, 01:51:01 AM »
Warwickshire GAA has John Mitchel's, Sean McDermott's, James Connolly's and Roger Casement's, while London has Thomas MacCurtain's, Michael Cusack and Robert Emmet's.

Here in Australia we have two Michael Cusack's (Sydney and Perth), while Melbourne has Padraig Pearse and Dan Breen.

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2016, 08:48:55 AM »
Antrim, off the top of my head -

O Donovan Rossa
Sarsfiields
Davitts
Pearses
Mitchels - all Belfast

Robert Emmetts Cushendun
Roger Casements Portglenone
Shane O Neills Glenarm if Gaelic Chieftans count?
McQuillans Ballycastle, more Gaelic Chieftans

Add to that,

Ardoyne Kickhams

and if you're going with cheftians and clans I suppose O'Donnells Belfast, Oisins Glenarrife,  Loch Mor Dal Cais Crumlin and Cuchuillans Dunloy

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2016, 08:56:22 AM »
There would be a right few in Tyrone

Galbally Pearses
Fintona Pearses
Pomeroy Plunketts
Clonoe O'Rahillys
Ardboe O'Donavon Rossa
Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys
Brocagh Emmetts
Dungannon Thomas Clarkes
Kildress Wolfe Tones
Drumquin Wolfe Tones
Drumragh Sarsfields

And from a little bit earlier than 1798 or 1916

Brackaville Owen Roes
Owen Roe O'Neills

Eskra Emmetts
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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2016, 09:00:53 AM »
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Glenn John Martins
Newry Mitchels

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2016, 09:01:50 AM »
Thomas Davis - Corringshego
Michael Davitt - Ballyhegan
Patrick Pearse - Pearse Óg

Had thought Davitt was more of a political figure with the Land League.

As would most people. However his involvement with the Fenians dated to 1865 when he joined the IRB. Two years later he was a full time organiser in the north of England. He was involved in the arms raid on Chester Castle in Feb 1867 and eventually arrested in 1870 as he was organising the delivery of arm. Sentenced to 15 years hard labour, he served 7 and a half. On his release he became a member of the Supreme Council of the IRB.
While the rest of his life was given to the agrarian revolution it was always felt that it was his standing in the eyes of the "physical force" brigade that allowed the Land League and Home Rule movements progress with the support of republicans at home and in the USA. He famously bailed out the GAA  with a loan of £450 (modern value in excess of €250,000) which was never repaid despite his being declared bankrupt in 1903. He was well connected with the emerging labour movement in Britain, an ardent supporter of non-denominational school and an internationalist who wrote comprehensively on the mal-treatment of Boers, Maoris etc in the British Empire.

But Davitt rejected violence while in prison.
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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2016, 09:10:01 AM »
Antrim, off the top of my head -

O Donovan Rossa
Sarsfiields
Davitts
Pearses
Mitchels - all Belfast

Robert Emmetts Cushendun
Roger Casements Portglenone
Shane O Neills Glenarm if Gaelic Chieftans count?
McQuillans Ballycastle, more Gaelic Chieftans

Add to that,

Ardoyne Kickhams


and if you're going with cheftians and clans I suppose O'Donnells Belfast, Oisins Glenarrife,  Loch Mor Dal Cais Crumlin and Cuchuillans Dunloy

Kickhams Creggan

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2016, 09:15:30 AM »
Kerry would have John Mitchells, Kerins O'Rahillys and Dromid Pearses.  Tipperary has Kilruane McDonagh's and Sean Treacys. Newport's pitch is Lacken Park after Paddy Ryan Lacken who ran with Dan Breen for a bit. Limerick has a few like na Piarsaigh. Clare have Wolfe Tones. Off the top of my head.
JK Brackens in Templemore? Thurles Sarsfields from prior times also. MacDonagh has the pitches in both Cloughjordan and Nenagh named after him too.

None in Sligo, other than a flurry of Saints and Gaels no clubs here generally go for added names to the area name. Our own went by John Mitchels for a bit in the 70's but nothing besides.

Correct, JK Brackens. Also Kickhams in Knockavilla.  And the field in Tipp Town is Sean Treacy Park as well.

I can't think of any in Offaly at all. Generally speaking we go just for the name of the town/area, or else a Saint. Saint Rynaghs, Saint Vincents, Ferbane, Clara, Tullamore, Birr, Rhode etc etc.

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2016, 09:21:26 AM »
Ones I can think of in Galway

Sarsfields New Inn. Aughrim is in the parish I think
Pearses  Gurteen
Liam Mellowes Galway
Tommie Larkins dunno

Mayo has Davitts. I think he was the greatest of all the revolutionaries.
Fantastic name for a club.
Aughrim is Kiltormer??
Kiltormer is south of the county. Aughrim is between Loughrea and Ballinasloe
10km apart according to Google map. Misinformed previously obviously.
Sarsfields used be referred to Bullaun - New Inn. Just curious what club Aughrim aligned to.
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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2016, 09:51:02 AM »

Cad mar gheall ar an Riocht? Ca as a thagann a ainm ?

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2016, 09:59:42 AM »
Can anyone tell me why so many down clubs aren't named after anyone at all?

A lot of them are named after Saints....does that not count...Bosco, St Johns, Burren, Mayobridge, St Pauls, St Michaels, Glasdrumman, Darragh Cross, Drumgath, Drumaness, Cumann Peadar Naofa, Castlewellan, Ballymartin, Ballycran. Whats your point??
Aghaderg, Ardglass, An Riocht, Attical, Aughlisnafin, Ballyvarley, Ballykinlar, Bright, Bredagh, Bryansford, Carryduff, Castlewellan, Clonduff, Dromara, Dundrum, Longstone, Loughinisland, Saval, Teconnaught, Tullylish.

I may be mistaken but none of those clubs are named after anything which I found unusual as every club in Armagh is named after something or other which would have been my point

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2016, 10:00:58 AM »
Castlebar Mitchels, Charlestown Sarsfields, Ardnaree Sarsfields, Lacken Sarsfields, Davitts, Moy Davitts, Ballina Stephenites off the top of my head in Mayo.

Any Fenians clubs? Apart from the one in Kilkenny?
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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2016, 10:04:52 AM »
Wexford has 1798 names like Rapparees, Fr O Regans and Boolavogue (OK it is also the name of the parish)
http://www.wexfordgaa.ie/clubs/
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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2016, 10:48:59 AM »
DOWN

RGU Downpatrick -Russell Gaelic Union. The Man From God Knows where - Thomas Russell
Glenn John Martins
Newry Mitchels

Have I missed any? Down lads??

Kilcoo? Eoghan Rua ?

Yep!
Cad mar gheall ar an Riocht? Ca as a thagann a ainm ?

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Re: GAA clubs named after Republican figures
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2016, 11:08:41 AM »
DOWN

RGU Downpatrick -Russell Gaelic Union. The Man From God Knows where - Thomas Russell
Glenn John Martins
Newry Mitchels

Have I missed any? Down lads??

Kilcoo? Eoghan Rua ?

Yep!

Our full title is Sheán Ui Mhisteall, Ballygalget, hardly ever used other than on our club crest and the pitch being named Mitchell park.