When the cups don't runneth over

Story by Fergal Lynch

Thursday, 9th August, 2018 3:11pm

When the cups don't runneth over

Meath GAA PRO Ciaran Flynn issued a plea to delegates at last Tuesday night's Co Board meeting in Cortown to ensure clubs return trophies for competitions in good time and in decent condition.
Flynn stated that it was a 'disgrace' that some clubs haven't returned the trophies and that they were 'flagrantly breaking the rules'.
Flynn also revealed that the Co Board have been presenting cups to winning teams that are not the correct cups for the competitions they are playing in.
The PRO's father, Francis, the former secretary, told the meeting that he remembered one particular club bringing a trophy to a final that they were featuring in again for the second year and when he handed over the cup the club complained about the poor condition the cup was in!
Sticking with the theme of trophies and cup Leinster Council delegate Brendan Cummins, who is also heading up the Historical Committee, revealed they have given up hope of ever finding the Farrell Cup that used to be awarded to the winners of an annual SH challenge match played between Dublin club Faughs and Meath.
Cummins also made an appeal to clubs for memorabilia including old jerseys, medals and programmes for an exhibition they hope to hold in Pairc Tailteann on the day of the SFC final in October.
Cummins was particularly keen to find the Gaelic Weekly Cup which was presented for various different competitions over the years, but can no longer be traced.

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