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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (January-June) » Irish name for football team suggestions....please « Previous Next »

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Elizabeth (204.151.174.7 - 204.151.174.7)
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 04:45 am:   Edit Post Print Post

My sons football/soccer team needs a name. His coach (also his Grandfather) was born and raised in County Monaghan. We would like to show our respect/honor him by finding a good Gaelic name for his team. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. You can reply here, or email me at EJCeeJ@aol.com........please put something relative in the subject line so I don't mistake it for SPAM!!
Thank You!

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James (209.48.182.219 - 209.48.182.219)
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 08:36 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Irish legend tells of a band of warriors led by Finn MacCool (Fionn MacCumhaill--I think this is the correct Irish spelling). This band of warriors had a rigorous initiation/qualification regimen that few men could pass. They were known as the Fianna. From this legend, an early group of Irish freedom fighters took the name Fenians.

Either of these might serve you well. Of course, in order to get the team to accept the name, you'll need to research Fionn MacCumhaill so you can "sell" the concept to your team. The legends are really quite entertaining and would go over very well with a group of young boys.

Hope this helps.

Le meas,

James

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james (209.48.182.219 - 209.48.182.219)
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 08:52 am:   Edit Post Print Post

This is a link that'll get you started with Fionn.

http://www.irishtinkerhorses.com/MacCumhaill.html

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Chris Bennett (199.43.48.21 - 199.43.48.21)
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Or, if you want to spend about $7, Morgan Llywelyn wrote a novel called Finn MacCool in 1994. I highly recommend it. It's a great read (as are her other books), and really brings Finn to life

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james (209.48.182.219 - 209.48.182.219)
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I would agree with Chris. Morgan Llywelyn does a great job of blending history and legend. I've enjoyed everything I've read by her.

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