Sarsfields Newsletter

November 8, 2018





The Weekly Online Newsletter of Sarsfields GAA Club


 Leinster U 21 FC: Kildare 1-14 Meath 0-5


Congratulations to Kildare U21 footballers on their victory and powerful display against Meath on Saturday. Well done to the Sarsfields representation of selector Pauric Brennan, Players Gary White who received the man of the match award, Eoin O’ Sullivan and Alan Smith who had a magnificent game notching up a personal tally of 1-7. To not only get a win in the lions den and graveyard of Kildare hopes over the years in Navan but to thrash Meath was a great achievement. Kildare now meet Dublin on Saturday 9th of March in the quarter final in Newbridge.




Aldridge Cup Round 3: Sarsfields 1-10 Round Towers –0-11.


Congratulations to the senior team won their third Aldridge Cup game in a row, topping the group when they beat Round Towers on Sunday by 2 points to Qualify for the semi final against Athy which will be played this coming Saturday. Sarsfields came from behind to win, the deisive score of the game came when a high ball from midfielder Ciaran Dempsey was fisted to the net by Declan McKenna with about 5 minutes remaining. Venue and time of the semi final yet to be to be announced.

            Congratulations also to Tommy Gorman and his minor team who also had a victory over Round Towers on Friday 2-10 to 1-5. The minors who are unbeaten after 3 games will play our old rivals  Moorefield on Sunday morning next in Sarsfields Park at 11.30.

 Croke Park hands Cork’s opponents League points.


Since Meath had threatened not to fulfil their rearranged League fixture with Cork, Croke Park has avoided any further disruption to the league and any potential confrontation with Meath over the matter by giving Meath the points.

The C.C.C.C. of the GAA stated midweek  that they had taken the decision that Cork should forfeit the Allianz National League points to the opponents that they failed to meet in the first two rounds of the Leagues, Meath and Dublin in football and Kilkenny and Waterford in hurling. Cork have also been fined €400 per game unfulfilled. The remaining games in the National Leagues will take place as scheduled.



GAA Television & Radio Rights



Leinster GAA News
At a press briefing in Croke Park today, Mr. Nickey Brennan, President
of the GAA, announced the awarding of television and radio rights in
respect of the GAA for a three-year period up to May 2011. The details
outlined by the President illustrates that RTE continues to be the
primary partner with the GAA in terms of television and radio
transmission and TV3 will be covering GAA games for the first time.

RTE has achieved live television rights for all the GAA’s Championship
games with the exception of a ten game package that has been awarded to
TV3. The TV3 package gives the station rights to transmit ten games of
their choice live exclusive of RTE’s first choice selection of twenty
games. In total RTE will have rights to transmit forty games live.

The live rights to the Allianz National Leagues and Club/Cup
Championships have been awarded to TG4 and Setanta Sport respectively.
TG4 will have the rights to Sunday afternoon League games and Club and
Colleges games with Setanta transmitting floodlit games on Saturday
nights and four Sunday afternoon League games.

A range of highlight packages have been awarded to RTE, TG4, Setanta
Sport and the BBC and a ‘Clips’ package has been awarded to UTV.

Radio Rights
RTE has been awarded exclusive live national radio broadcasting rights
and Today FM has been awarded ‘score’ update rights.

The President stated that BBC will have the right to access any Ulster
Championship games which are broadcast live by RTE and that the overseas
rights have not yet been awarded. He said that to give all the
agreements effect the necessary contract documentation will have to be
formally signed in the coming weeks.





GAA Quotes


Roscommon fan after the controversial 1980 All-Ireland final against Kerry.
– Fan: Hi ref, how’s your dog?
– Ref: What do you mean? I don’t have a dog.
– Fan: That’s strange. You’re the first blind man I’ve ever met that doesn’t have a guide dog!



“They shot the wrong Micheal Collins” – Ollie Murphy to referee Micheal Collins after Donegal beat Meath in last year’s championship.


Behind every Galway player there is another Galway player. – Meath fan at the 2001 All-Ireland final.

When Joe Brolly is winning, he’s objectionable. When he’s blowing kisses, he’s highly objectionable. – Cavan fan


You get more contact in an old-time waltz at the old-folks’ home than in a National League final. – Pat Spillane


“The GAA is an amateur association run by professionals. The FAI is a professional body run by amateurs.” FAN DURING THE ROY KEANE SAGA



Meath make football a colorful game – you get all black and blue. –
 Cork fan.


Ollie Murphy is after throwing so many dummies, you would’nt see the likes in a creche ‘ – Kevin Mallon on n LM/FM local radio


‘Pat Fox out to the forty and grabs the sliothar. I bought a dog from his father last week. Fox turns and sprints for goal. The dog ran a great race last Tuesday in Limerick. Fox to the 21 fires a shot, it goes to the left and wide and the dog lost as well. Micheael O’ Muircheartaigh:







An Irishman’s Diary.
By John Moran.
July 19th 2003

A Kildare born naturalised Dub.

When the footballers of Kildare run out at Croke Park tomorrow to face Laois in the Leinster Final, their supporters will look on with pride – but also with a desperate hope, verging on dread.

For perhaps only Matt Talbot could have appreciated the depth of suffering that generations of Kildare supporters have undergone in the 75 years since the county last won the All-Ireland football championship. In every year since then, hopes have been raised and then dashed in one long Lilywhite lament.

Of course, as a Dublin supporter, I shouldn’t know these things, but I have a little secret – I’m a bit on the Kildare side myself; a latent Lilywhite, if you like. You see, when I was just three years old my saintly Kildare parents decided that the only hope for me to escape a life of disappointment as a Kildare supporter lay in a move to Dublin. So they decided to make a Jack of their little Johnny.

This proved no easy task, however, since by the age of three I could name the entire Kildare team that won the Leinster Championship that year. Indeed I was on the Canal End cheering on the Shortgrass County on that occasion. The leading scorer on the day was the great Ballykelly star and gentleman Seamie Harrison, who sadly passed away in May.

And it was hard to convert totally to being a Dub when there were those long balmy summer holidays in the sweetest little town in Ireland. Though its name frightens small boys and girls who don’t live there, Monster Heaven is a rural idyll where I spent those halcyon days doing all the country stuff – saving the hay, going to the well, roaming the fields, enjoying the big day out with all the family on the Bog – and all the while hearing the gentlefolk bemoan their long history of epic disappointments since Kildare became the first county to win the Sam Maguire Cup, when the great Olympic high jumper, Larry Stanley, captained the team back in ’28.

So watching the annual torment of his exiled parents and remembering the laments of his relations, little Johnny
grew up with the distinct impression that life just wasn’t fair on the old aristocrats of the GAA, that the men in white had been dumped by Lady Luck and that the teams of every other county in Ireland were full of ruffians and gougers, especially Laois.

But oh, how quickly we forget. As the years rolled by any memories of supporting Kildare faded into distant memory as I became coloured by the influences of daily Dublin life. Within 10 years I was a card-carrying supporter of the boys in blue. And on sunny September days from the 1970s on I was as fanatical as anyone worshipping on the Hill as it rang to the heavens during those bountiful years of success, savouring in particular the triumphs over Kerry and Meath.

Yet, isn’t it true what they say? You can take the boy out of the bog but you can’t take the bog out of the boy. Like all immigrants, there were times when I was being pulled in two directions. (Luckily I’m a Gemini and can handle duality.) A few years ago Dublin were playing Kildare in Croke Park and after much agonising I decided that just this once, for old time sake, I’d venture onto the Canal End among the serried ranks resplendent in white. It wasn’t long, alas, before the atmosphere turned purgatorial. After early Kildare promise, Dublin forwards were firing over point after point – and defeat, though not yet delivered, was in the post.

As I looked across the silent sea of white, I noticed a huge man standing beside me who became increasingly agitated until finally the poor devil could take no more and blurted out an anguished cri de coeur: ‘C’mon the flour-bags!’ (A Kildare team once forgot their kit, I am told, and wore flour sacks as jerseys.) The fan’s plaintive plea, alas, came to nothing – and neither did the communal murmuring of the fans, which I took to be entreaties to St Jude.

Yes, there was the great odyssey to the final in 1998 in which Kildare did what had never been done before, beating the previous three All-Ireland champions on the way. And yes, there was the semi-final in 2000. Both of these great occasions ended, though, with sad processions of hushed columns heading back towards the Curragh.

Yet still they follow, those loyal legions of the Lilywhite faithful – each and every one in possession of a faith greater than that of the Taliban – with an absolute belief in the second coming of Sam Maguire. When they eventually succeed, there will be someone in the corner of a Dublin field that will raise a mighty cheer – and there’ll be happy days indeed in Monster Heaven.



Leinster GAA News
Press Release

18 Feb. 08

International Rules

Following the recent meeting in Dubai between a GAA delegation led by
Nickey Brennan, President of the GAA and representatives of the
Australian Football League, proposals for change were provisionally
agreed by both delegations. These proposals were presented to Central
Council delegates last Saturday and they were asked by the President to
have them discussed in their counties with a view to deciding on the
future of the Series at their mid-March meeting.

The full text of the proposals for change is as follows –


International Rules is a unique concept in that it provides the
opportunity for Players who participate in two indigenous Football codes
– Australian Rules & Gaelic Football – to compete against each other
and, at the same time, to perpetuate the long standing sporting
rivalries and cultural links which exist between Australia and Ireland.

While recognising that there are fundamental differences between the
status of the Players and the Laws of Australian Rules Football and
Gaelic Football, it’s essential that games which are organised in
conjunction with International Rules are played in a spirit of mutual
respect and that there is always due regard for the principles of Fair

The following proposals are put forward as a basis for curbing the
excesses which have besmirched the Test series in 2005 and 2006 and for
ensuring that International Rules Football continues to grow as a game
of alluring participant and spectator appeal.



1. A Match Control Committee comprising of the CEO of the AFL or
nominee, the CEO of the GAA or nominee and one member from the AFL
Commission and GAA Management Committee shall have authority and
responsibility for overseeing the operation of the Disciplinary Tribunal
and the implementation of the Laws of International Rules Football
The host CEO shall chair the Match Control Committee
The Match Control Committee shall meet in advance and after each Test
game for preview and review purposes. (This will include involvement in
a media launch for the International Rules Test series in any given

2. A Disciplinary Tribunal shall be established comprising of the
following members: Chairperson of the AFL Tribunal or nominee, the
Chairperson of the GAA Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) or
nominee and an independent person, mutually agreed to by them, who shall
be drawn from a panel of three people nominated from within the AFL
Appeal Board or the Legal Panel of the GAA Disputes Resolution Authority
The host Chairperson shall chair the Disciplinary Tribunal

3. An independent Video Match Referee shall be appointed – the
person concerned shall be drawn from a country other than Australia or
Ireland and have a background in Sports Officiating at Elite Performance
level -who shall have the power:
– To report Yellow/Red Card infractions which have not been
detected by the Match Officials. These may be reported to the Match
Referees during a stoppage in play, at quarter-time, half-time and/or
three quarter-time so that a Red Card or Yellow Card sanction can be
– To decide – in consultation with the Match Officials – on
Players/Officials who shall be reported to the Disciplinary Tribunal.
(Only the Video Match Referee and Match Officials shall have the power
to report Players to the Disciplinary Tribunal)

4. Hearings of the Disciplinary Tribunal shall be convened no later
than 7.00pm on the day following the first Test and within three hours
of the second Test or as otherwise decided by the Match Control

5. Persons reported to the Disciplinary Tribunal shall be entitled
to representation by an advocate of their choice. This person may give
evidence and be accompanied by other persons who may be called to act as
witnesses and/or to provide evidence to the Disciplinary Tribunal
The Disciplinary Tribunal shall operate in accordance with the
Principles of Natural Justice. It shall also, in the interests of
transparency, be open to the Media. Media personnel may attend as
observers and on the basis that the deliberations and findings of the
Disciplinary Tribunal are reported on a factual basis

6. The Tribunal shall have the power to impose sanctions which
apply in the GAA National Football League or in the AFL Premiership.
Sanctions in the AFL Premiership shall be imposed on the basis of
loadings which apply to infractions committed in the AFL Grand Final
i.e. where a stiffer penalty than normal is imposed on foot of
misconduct in a showcase game

7. Match Officials from Australia and Ireland shall be appointed on
the following basis: one Match Referee, one Linesman – these will act as
Standby Referees – from each Country and two Goal Umpires from each

8. The Linesman and Goal Umpires shall have the power – during the
course of the game – to bring Yellow/Red Card infractions to the
attention of the Match Referees which have not been detected by them

9. The AFL and GAA shall each appoint a Playing Rules Moderator.
The people concerned shall have responsibility for the following:
– Production and dissemination of material relating to the Laws of
International Rules Football
– Convening meetings/providing training inputs for/with the Video
Match Referee and Match Officials
– Organisation of briefings for Players/Team Officials and members
of the Media


10. Foul Play shall be categorised as follows:
– Red Card Infraction – Gross Misconduct – i.e. where a Player
displays reckless disregard for the safety of others and/or behaves in a
manner which is prejudicial to the good name of the game
– Sanction: Player is sent off i.e. goes directly to the dressing
room and a penalty kick – which may be taken by any member – is awarded
to the opposition. Where a Player from each team is sent off at the same
time, the penalty kick sanction shall not apply
– Yellow Card Infraction – Irresponsible Behaviour – i.e. where a
Player uses unreasonable/unnecessary force or behaves in a manner which
is contrary to the principle of Fair Play. (Fronting up to an opponent
or any other form of physical intimidation shall be included in this
– Sanction: Player is ‘Sin Binned’ for a 10 minute period – no
replacement is permitted – and a free kick is awarded to the opposition
– Repeat Yellow Card Infraction – Sanction: Yellow Card is
followed by a Red Card i.e. Player is sent off i.e. goes directly to the
dressing room and a free kick is awarded to the opposition
– The host Country shall provide an Official to oversee the
operation of the Sin Bin
– Unsporting Play – i.e. where the ball is not the focal point of
a Player’s attention and/or where he behaves in a manner which is
contrary to the spirit of Fair Play
– Sanction: Free kick is awarded at a point 25m more advantageous
to the opposition up to the opposing 13m line


11. Team Panels shall comprise of not more than 27 Players. Each
Team shall comprise of 15 Players and shall be permitted to utilise 9
additional Players – on an Interchange basis – during the course of the
game. All Team Members (15) and Interchange Players (9) shall be
identified on the Official Team Sheet forty five minutes in advance of
the game

12. Each Team shall be permitted to make a maximum of 10
Interchanges per Quarter and it shall not be permissible to carry over
unused Interchanges from one quarter to any other
Each Country shall appoint an Interchange Official who shall have
for overseeing the Interchange system for the opposing team i.e. the
process whereby a team is permitted to use 10 Interchange Players in
each quarter and the control of their entry/exit – through the
Interchange Zone – onto/from the Playing Field

13. All kick outs shall be taken by the Goalkeeper from within the
13m Rectangle and all other Players shall remain outside of the 20m line
until the ball has been kicked into play.
The Goalkeeper shall not touch the ball again after the kick out until
it has been played by another Player.
The Goalkeeper shall retrieve and/or source a match ball from the ball
bins provided for this purpose before taking the kick out

14. A Player in possession of the ball is permitted to play it away
by hand provided there is a definite striking action with either the
fist or the hand. A Player in possession shall only be permitted to hand
pass the ball away provided he plays it away with an underhand striking

15. A Team in possession of the ball shall not be permitted to make
more than 4 consecutive hand passes before the ball is played away by

16. The Match Referee may, at his discretion, stop play in the event
of a melee in the half of the field in which he is officiating and may
not be overruled by the other Match Referee

17. A Player who is in possession of the ball is correctly tackled
provided he is, in the first instance, held/grabbed by the body or
jersey – with two hands – below the shoulders and above the thighs.
For the avoidance of doubt, a tackle may not be executed with one hand.
Exception: A Player who has held or grabbed an opponent with the two
hands – as per rule – is permitted to maintain a one handed hold/grip
provided it is still part of the original two-handed tackle.
A Player who executes a successful tackle i.e. holds/grabs an opponent
by the body or jersey – with the two hands – below the shoulders and
above the thighs shall release him immediately i.e. once the Referee’s
whistle sounds for a free kick.
A Player who slings, slams or drives an opponent into the ground, when
executing a tackle, shall be deemed guilty of Gross Misconduct i.e.
shown a Red Card

18. Each team shall be permitted to locate one member of the
Team Management on the Sideline. The person concerned shall be
identified on the Official Team Sheet and shall be permitted to move
within a designated Technical Zone. He shall be provided with a radio
link to the other members of the Team Management. These shall be
accommodated in a predetermined location e.g. Coach’s Box and may move
from this area at quarter-time, half-time and three-quarter time.


1. The Match Referees to visit the Team dressing rooms in advance
of the Test games to address the Players and Team Officials

2. The Match Referees to officiate at training session/s with each
Team in advance of the first Test game

3. The Match Officials to travel separately from the teams and to
be accommodated in the one location away from where the Teams are

4. The Players to be escorted onto the field of play by Children,
including non nationals based in the host country, and all players to
line up and shake hands in advance of each Test game

5. The Match Control Committee to introduce the Playing Rules
Moderators at the Media briefing which takes place in conjunction with
the launch of the Test series

6. The members of the Team Panel who are not listed on the Official
Team Sheet to be accommodated – during the Test Matches – with the
Interchange players

7. The Laws of the International Rules Football to be amended to
reflect the changes set out from 1-18 above


8. Provide access to the extensive body of research conducted by
the AFL on the incidence of injury and to the best practice
models/protocols which it has developed with regard to the
prevention/treatment of injury and in terms of injury rehabilitation

9. Provide access to research findings pertaining to Playing Rules,
Disciplinary Playing Rules and/or best practice – from a legal and
logistical perspective – pertaining to the Administration of Discipline

10. Provide access to information on IT systems with specific regard
for Ticketing. (The AFL currently accounts for 80% of Ticketmaster’s
sales in Australia)

11. Share experiences on the integration of indigenous people and

12. Share research and development findings relating to Soil, Sand
and Synthetic Pitches and Standards pertaining to the installation of
these and Floodlighting

13. Provide exchange opportunities in the context of Coach
Administration and Referee Education (CARE)

14. Share information on matters pertaining to the promotion and
development of indigenous team games in a sporting and cultural heritage




The Ian Paisley Nightmare

The Rev Ian Paisley was electioneering around his hometown of Ballymena when he was struck on the head by an ONeills ball from the nearby All Saints Gaelic Football Club. Big Ian was knocked out cold and was rushed to the nearest hospital. He slipped into a coma and was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
There he lay for five years when he suddenly awoke in a frenzied state. He asked the patient beside him: whats been happening in Royal Ulster, while I’ve been asleep?
Well, says yer man in the next bed, its been non-stop here Liam Neeson is the Independent Nationalist MP for Baile Menaigh and North Antrim. Your son, Ian Junior got married there three years ago, to a lovely catholic girl from Toome. And they’ve given you another grandson, Id say Ian Og must be nearly four years old now. Big Ian was devastated and fell back into his coma.
A further five years passed before he awoke again. He turned to the boy next to him in the ward.
Is that effer McGuinness still the Minister of Education for Northern Ireland?
For where? the man replied. Oh, Ian. I’ve some bad news for you. Three years ago the Queen apologised for all the trouble she and her predecessors had caused, and got the hell out while you were asleep. We have a United Ireland with the Dail based in Crossmaglen and it’s working out quite well. McGuinness had to step down though, he’s running the new Ulster GAA museum.
Ha, said Big Ian, happy that something was going his way. Good enough for him. Where is the museum?
Theyre using Stormont, no point in it going to waste, he replied, which so upset Big Ian, he collapsed once more.
Five years later, Ian woke again. He looked sheepishly to his right, and said to the boy beside him. Whats the latest news on North, what’s happening here?
Ah Ian, said the young boy, its gone to hell altogether. Rangers beat Celtic last night. At least that’s some consolation for all the bad news Big Ian thought to himself.
 What was the score?
Ach, 2-21 to 1-17.



Comedians on the Pitch




 A player at a hurling match in Laois went to handpass the ball out to one of his half-backs and the opposing forward nipped in and stuck it in the net. The shout from the line went ‘For Jaysus sake, why don’t you try and pass it to one of your own?’ to which the player responded ‘Oh, we have a f******g comedian in the crowd’ only to be told ‘We don’t need a comedian in the crowd there are fifteen you ye out there!



Happily Disabled Cavanman


A Monaghan Footballer (no not a woman!), a meath Footballer and a Cavan Footballer  were out fishing on Lough Sheelin one day when Jesus walked across the water and joined them in their boat.

The boys were gob-smacked! ‘Jaysus’ was all they could say in dumb harmony!

The monaghan man said humbly  ‘Jesus, me back’s been at me ever since I played U16 football against Meath many moons ago. Can you do anything for me? Jesus touched his back and he was relieved of the pain for the first time in 44 years.

The Meath man, sporting a pair of thick black rimmed glases with milk-bottle-end lens, ‘I haven’t seen the stout in front of me since I got a hit in the 1965 under-21 championship match against Dublin. What can you do for me.’ Jesus gently removed the antique glasses and flung them into the lake and immediately the Meath man could see as far as the Tower of Lloyd in Kells.

Jesus then turned to the Cavan man who leapt to the back of the boat and cried ‘Don’t put a finger on me – I’m on a disability pension!’


This is the Lonely Planets description of Hurling!

Hurling, Ireland
Hurling isn’t what the Irish do when they’ve had too much Guinness (well, not always). It’s actually a mad kind of aerial hockey invented to make the English feel embarrassed about tiggy-touchwood soccer. If you haven’t had the twisted pleasure of seeing this example of man’s inhumanity to man, head to the Emerald Isle – but keep your head down. This 15-century-old activity pulls no punches.

A hurling match is perhaps the fastest spectator sport in the world (with only ice hockey matching it for up-close frenzy). From a distance it resembles a roaming pack-fight between men with thin pale legs and names like Liam and Sean. At ground level it’s much more frightening, a kind of 15-a-side escape from the asylum. Hurling is rapid, breakneck and rambunctious. The game moves too fast for the novice to understand anything but the most basic rules, but you can start by imagining an egg-and-spoon race with a pack of enormous angry stick-wielding roosters charging the leader. The aim is to hurtle a pellet-hard ball called a sliotar into goals using a stick with a paddle at its end (hurley). The players balance the sliotar on their hurley and then run, hit or bounce it forward, sometimes with all limbs attached.

It’s when the ball falls loose into a pack that the bravery (or
stupidity) of the combatants becomes clear. The running game becomes like a stationery game of no-rules hockey as players run in swinging their hurleys in the manner of a lumberjack on speed. Whacks to the shins are common, as is the occasional broken hand as some poor soul actually tries to pick the sliotar up out of this chaos.

The best place to see hurling is the atmospheric Croke Park in Dublin.
It’s the home of the GAA – hurling’s governing body – and the Scene of high-attendance finals matches. For those with an interest in the game’s long history, Croke Park also hosts a high-tech museum. Of course, with the Irish being such great travelers, there’s probably a game going on near you this weekend too.


GAA Sponsorship Deals

Following hot on the heels of the announcement of a free boots deal between Dublin and Adidas, comes news of another GAA sponsorship. The newly revived Newbridge Cutlery firm has agreed a 5-year arrangement with Limerick County board that will see each Limerick player, in both codes, from juvenile level upwards, equipped with a top of the range knife. Players will be able to select a knife of their own choosing from the wide Newbridge range. A straw poll amongst the hurling and football panels last night showed a strong preference emerging among the footballers for the 8′ fish filleter, though some of the backs favoured the cleaver. Among the hurlers, the strap-on bayonet was a clear favourite, most seeing its potential for improving the effectiveness of butt-end rib jabbing.

GAA top brass have hinted that this is just the start of an expected avalanche
of sponsorship deals with the advent of the liberalising presidency of Kerryman Sean Kelly. Already there are whispers of talks between officials in Kelly’s own county and Fota Wildlife Park that will see the Kerry menagerie spend their non-playing weekends behind cage bars at Munster’s biggest zoo. Fota chiefs are said to be quietly confident of closing the deal and securing the biggest animal attraction in the country. Other deals rumoured to be in the offing are tutus and ballet pumps for the Kildare squad (though there are suggestions that Martin Lynch is negotiating a solo deal with a scuba gear company and a reported arrangement between Armagh and Portaloo.

Talks are said to be at an advanced stage between Galway and Vanity Pocket Mirrors Ltd. of Cappataggle, while Mayo are being courted by the Wide-Angle Lenses division of Kodak (’get the picture, no matter how wide the shot’ is their famous slogan).

Observers of the sports sponsorship market have been indulging in speculation over other obvious possible arrangements, such as Wicklow and Ifor Williams Trailers (for bulk referee transport) and Donegal and Budget Travel (’let your best players take a break between matches’). Meanwhile, Meath County Board have strenuously denied rumours of approaches by various companies, including Muggers-R-Us (Everything for the committed robber’), Sports Music Publishers Ltd. (who made their name with the massive ‘hit’ – pardon the reference – ‘Take me Out of the Ball Game’) and the
National Lottery (’We have draws every week’).




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