Author Topic: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY  (Read 2297 times)

Eire90

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Make it a tradition why wait to the january get it over with before the new year other sports do boxing day gaa could turn it into a tradition since they not do st.patricks day anymore.

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2020, 03:47:07 PM »
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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2020, 05:57:47 PM »
Make it a tradition why wait to the january get it over with before the new year other sports do boxing day gaa could turn it into a tradition since they not do st.patricks day anymore.

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2020, 12:52:08 AM »
What’s a Boxing Day?
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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2020, 01:21:58 AM »
What’s a Boxing Day?

Probably a reference to this lad's knowledge of the North Kerry Championship.  Always played in late Nov/Dec with the final usually around Christmas.  Often held on St. Stephen's Day, the final often descended into almost tribal warfare similar to the faction fighting common in North Kerry in times gone well past.

On one of  the rare occasions of a clean(ish) game in Listowel, it was overheard in John B. Keane's pub that a customer "Went to a boxing match and football broke out".

I have no other reference for a boxing day....


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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2020, 11:10:37 AM »
What’s a Boxing Day?

Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing. The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor...The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families.

Basically a British thing
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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2020, 11:23:56 AM »
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE HEADING OF THE THREAD IN BLOCK CAPITALS?

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2020, 12:08:54 PM »
BECAUSE HE IS STARTING A NEW TRADITION?
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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2020, 12:58:18 PM »
Irish people calling it Boxing day is cringe. Its Stephens day

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2020, 01:17:07 PM »
Irish people calling it Boxing day is cringe. Its Stephens day
It's "Stephenses Day"

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2020, 02:49:12 PM »
Paddys day should be renamed Boxing Day or maybe puking day. St Stephen's day should be called Fat, bloated day.

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2021, 01:38:52 AM »
What’s a Boxing Day?

The north Kerry county final.

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 07:47:48 PM »
Irish people calling it Boxing day is cringe. Its Stephens day

Only free staters say Stephen's Day.

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 09:06:30 PM »
Irish people calling it Boxing day is cringe. Its Stephens day

Only free staters say Stephen's Day.

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Re: Should GAA PLAY ALL IRELAND CLUB FINALS ON BOXING DAY/ST STEPHENS DAY
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2021, 10:42:59 PM »
Getting back on topic,  the club finals should be finished in the calendar year.  Free up Jan/Feb for 3rd level.