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Quizzes, trivia and facts known, and unknown.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:46 pm
by LooseCannon
Came across this last year, it came into my head today.
https://m.sporcle.com/games/bigGuy91/na ... -in-offaly


James McCarthy’s mother is from Clonbullogue. -TheMan
Darragh and Shane Fives’ mother is from Lusmagh.

Brendan Kealys mother was a Kelly from Ballycumber- feirmeoir

Aaron Craig (Westmeath right half-back) also has a Lusmagh mother, who herself is a sister of the Fives' mother. -POTH

Barry Coughlans mother is a Gracefield woman, and his uncle is non other than Tommy Byrne Co. Board Chairman. He lived around for some of his childhood. -lovelyhurling

Roscommon have 4 panelists with Offaly parentage. Conor, Ronan and Niall Daly’s father is from Clonmacnoise.
Hubert Darcy’s father (also Hubert) is from Shannonbridge.

McIntyre on the Kerry minor team a couple of years ago:
Grandson of PJ who played both football & hurling for Rynaghs & Offaly ( and later played both for Kerry) ?? -ryot

David Henry played for Dublin and I think his uncle is Vincent Henry from the 1982 team. Also Ciaran Kilkenny's mother is an Offaly woman but I cannot remember where she hails from. -Dubbiff

That's correct, David Henry is a son of Gene Henry, nephew of Vincent Henry and a cousin of Shane Lowry.
John McCarthy is married to an Offaly woman. -BnMm

Number of lads playing senior football in Clane(Kildare) with Offaly born parenst, Brian McLoughlin (Forward,Captain Leinster Minor 2016),dad from Birr, Tom Connor (Ex Kildare FF),dad from Walsh Island, Brian Corbett(good club corner back),mam from Ballyfore. All of these lads are eligible to play for Offaly under division 3 and 4 concession. -maccie

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:52 pm
by greenairfield
Eoin Guinan minor and u21 All Ireland winner hurled for Kilenny his father is from Birr.

Re: Quizzes, trivia and facts known, and unknown.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:41 pm
by SearingDrive
Tommy Doyle Westmeath hurling full back, has a mother from Killeigh.
The late Kevin Heffernan, Dublin football manager, had a father from Offaly. His father was a member of An Garda Siochana.

Re: Quizzes, trivia and facts known, and unknown.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:21 pm
by kaiserchief
Gearoid Hegarthy who hurled for limerick last week is a son of Ger who hurled center back for Limerick in 94 all ireland and his mother is a KK woman.

Re: Quizzes, trivia and facts known, and unknown.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:09 am
by LooseCannon
I think I either read or heard that the Tyrone footballer, Pádraig Hampsey’s mother is from somewhere in the county.

Re: Quizzes, trivia and facts known, and unknown.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:22 am
by Plain of the Herbs
Dónal Burke's father is a Banagher native.

Re: Quizzes, trivia and facts known, and unknown.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:26 am
by frankthetank
Daniel Flynn’s (the excellent Kildare footballer) mother is from Kinnitty. His grandfather won a senior hurling championship at centre back with Kinnitty in 1967. His uncle Eoin was full forward for Offaly U21’s when they beat Kilkenny in the 2000 Leinster Final.

Re: Quizzes, trivia and facts known, and unknown.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:33 pm
by LooseCannon
Match the club to the sponsor:
Ballinagar-
Ballinamere- Molloy Environmental Systems
Ballycommon- Mc something Construction
Ballycumber- McDonalds
Ballyfore- Edenderry Power
Ballyskenagh/Killavilla-
Belmont- John Connolly auto services
Birr- Sportswear direct
Bracknagh- I know that they’d Axa, but also the Anvil Inn.
Brosna Gaels- Egan Construction
Cappincur- Fergies?
Carrig & Riverstown-
Clara-
Clodiagh Gaels- I think that I’ve seen a few, possibly for different codes. Tullamore Hardware + Fergie’s?
Clonbullogue- Leo Dempsey Well Drilling
Clonmore Harps-
Coolderry-
Crinkill-
Daingean-
Doon- A forestry crowd methinks-Axe?
Drumcullen- Leamore Construction
Durrow- Old Harbour Bar
Edenderry- they had JV Byrne for donkeys years, but they’re now sponsored by Rationale.(saw it on twitter recently)
Erin Rovers-Gallaghers, I presume
Ferbane- Flaherty Fuels
Gracefield- Michael Moore Car Sales
Kilclonfert- Seery’s?
Kilcormac-Killoughey- they’ve a couple of club sponsors, none on the jersey.
Kinnitty- Slieve Bloom Bar
Lusmagh-
Raheen-
Rhode- Eden Decor Centre
Seir Kieran- Cleare Financial
Shamrocks-
Shannonbridge- Deerpark Windows
Shinrone- O’Meara’s Sliothars
St Brigids- Killeen’s
St Rynagh’s (F)- Hugo Loonam
St Rynagh’s (H)- Banagher Concrete
Tubber-
Tullamore- Supermacs
Walsh Island-

I hope that some clubs have the same sponsor as they had a few years ago!