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olelad

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1020 on: April 14, 2013, 10:29:37 PM »
Looking back on those days,it's a bit sad,they never wanted us in the east and yet we still have fond memories ,would any one move back again  :)

not a chance marty. still have relations up in north belfast and while its alway great going up there its great leaving as well  :D been up the old manor many a time. some of us teamed up and took aday going around the place and clem ran into an old neighbour of his. one factor we found out was most of our rivals had gone else were as well.

olelad

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1021 on: April 14, 2013, 10:30:59 PM »
Mickey O'Neill lived in Jocelyn Street.
He fought Paddy Graham, the Markets boxer for the Irish title.
Both of those boys could dig a bit !
Greg Brown was no competition.

there was a paul oneill from jocelyn st any relation to mickey ?

marty1953

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« Reply #1022 on: April 14, 2013, 10:55:14 PM »
Hello bjay,very good description  of the ranch,got very rough at times but for a time in the early  seventies ,it was the venue ,as a kid was a must especially  on a Monday night..spirit in the sky,Woodstock ,in the summer time ,ride a white swan,sugar,sugar,living in the past,alright now..great  days.

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« Reply #1023 on: April 16, 2013, 07:23:50 PM »
Marty,

Ride a white swan - sounded so innocent then.
Nowadays it sounds like something you would get arrested for. :)
 

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1024 on: April 16, 2013, 07:46:20 PM »
Marty, they were great songs, oh for the gift of youth
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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1025 on: April 16, 2013, 08:13:01 PM »
John Rooney from Kilbroney Bend introduced me to the delights of the " Ranch" -  Friday and Monday nights.
Saturday night was the Ultra Disco in Mount Merrion Avenue, or the Cregagh Youth Club Disco on Ladas Drive.
Sunday night was St. Bernadettes, with a guaranteed fight thrown as part of the admission fee !
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday was Rosario Youth Club on the Ormeau Road, or later St.Mary's Youth Club on Carolan Road.

No wonder very little homework was ever done in those days.

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1026 on: April 16, 2013, 08:21:13 PM »
Hi bjay you know john Rooney  was killed on the stewartstown rd,think it was a hit and run,think it was the night the hitchin post  opened.went too all the venues you mentioned .

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1027 on: April 16, 2013, 08:22:52 PM »
Bjay you had some social life, I could only get to st bernadets on a Sunday night.

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« Reply #1028 on: April 16, 2013, 08:39:37 PM »
Hi bjay,Rosario hall was the worst for fights recall the strand& marketmen having a few disagreements,didt last because of the fights

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1029 on: April 16, 2013, 08:45:09 PM »
John's brother Peter was a renowned artist who's most famous works were Napoleon and Henry VIII on the history classroom widow  :) ;) :D
Met Gerry a few years back - he was keeping well and fit looking.

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1030 on: April 16, 2013, 08:50:32 PM »
As I said before on here I remember Peter well and he was a great artist good to hear he's doin well

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1031 on: April 26, 2013, 03:24:39 PM »
Hi bjay,Rosario hall was the worst for fights recall the strand& marketmen having a few disagreements,didt last because of the fights

what era was that marty ?

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« Reply #1032 on: April 26, 2013, 04:20:51 PM »
Around 68/69. Didn't. Last long ,fighting outside  and in the hall,people bring in cheap wine( mundies ) ,then st Mary's on the carolan rd opened up,remember it had a huge wall round it,think a  teacher from gusties was murdered coming out off it,here olelad Derry, Armagh, Tyrone, have 5 sam maguires  between them,the famous red/black of Down have 5 on their own and might have sneaked a  sixth...An Dun Abu.

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1033 on: April 26, 2013, 04:31:02 PM »
marty, Armagh and Kerry have 37 between them  :D
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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1034 on: April 26, 2013, 04:32:59 PM »
marty olelad, just to clarify a point, it was mundies and strongbow mixed ;)
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