What’s in a name? The origins of some of Ireland’s strangest club names
Words by Shane Stapleton
The history of the GAA is one ripe with objections, heartbreaks, glories, tears, downs, ups and cups.
None of that would be possible without the players, and they would never have been brought through without the teams.
Which brings us to some of the unusual names for sides across the country. There are times when you come across an opposition, and wonder “how the hell did they get that game?”
In the first part of our series on “What’s in a name?”, we find out how pubs, the strut of a woman, colours and war all make an impact.