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Briedge

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« Reply #1560 on: May 17, 2020, 02:23:48 PM »
Hi, Iím new to this but have really enjoyed reading and remembering! I lived in Ranelagh street, off Ravenhill Avenue and went to St Anthonyís from 1960 To 1967. Remember all the nuns some good and some sadists! Lived through the troubles and moved to Nottingham in 1975. Remember the Woodstock tartan and trying to avoid them and any girl gangs that were around also! Still,have very fond memories Despite all the horror. We took it in our stride.

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« Reply #1561 on: June 03, 2020, 04:49:33 PM »
A GAA team in Daddy Winkers Lane. Who would have thought it !


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« Reply #1562 on: June 03, 2020, 04:55:45 PM »
Briedge you may have remembered or known or Pearse McCrory who lived on Ravenhill Ave ? I went to st Anthonyís and st augustines with him and he played in the same schools team . I lived in Greenore st bit further down the Woodstock

Briedge

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« Reply #1563 on: June 03, 2020, 05:24:31 PM »
Hi yes, I did know Pearcey and remember the night he was tragically killed. We were always worried that it would be our family next as I had 2 brothers, Michael, sadly passed away, and Noel who was much younger! Itís hard to believe we lived through so much.

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« Reply #1564 on: June 03, 2020, 05:38:34 PM »
Yes itís strange to look back on those times and when I tell my friends here now about it they look at you with bewilderment! Lived in Southampton for 48 years as I was ď advised ď to leave myself and a couple of years later the house was brought up in was burnt down but fortunately my parents were here with me at the time for a holiday . But the world hasnít learnt by the evidence of current affairs in America ! History only shows us the mistakes we will make in the future

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« Reply #1565 on: June 03, 2020, 06:24:20 PM »
Itís all ignorance! Many a Protestant told me they hated all catholicís but I was ok!

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« Reply #1566 on: June 04, 2020, 10:34:17 PM »
A GAA team in Daddy Winkers Lane. Who would have thought it !

just heard they are starting a team in east Belfast.( gaa team that is)they will play in the down league. no idea where they are to play as yet. maybe they will share with Malone.

Gus123a

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« Reply #1567 on: June 04, 2020, 10:42:22 PM »
Who would have thought that !!

olelad

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« Reply #1568 on: June 04, 2020, 10:54:19 PM »
50 years since there was a gaa team in the east. anyone know what they was called and where they played ???

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« Reply #1569 on: June 04, 2020, 11:11:26 PM »
No idea as been gone close to 50 years 

olelad

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« Reply #1570 on: June 05, 2020, 09:27:19 PM »
No idea as been gone close to 50 years

yes 50 years and what was they called ??? so many questions. lol

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« Reply #1571 on: June 05, 2020, 10:21:30 PM »
St Colmcille's based in Ballyhackamore. They played at Ballybeen pitches. Before matches broken glass would be scattered on the pitch by a local welcome committee and the posts were frequently sawed down.  A leading club official was shot dead at his home in Grampian Avenue.  The club transformed into Bredagh based in the Ravenhill Road area. Bredagh is now perhaps the biggest club in Ulster in terms of membership.

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« Reply #1572 on: June 06, 2020, 10:20:22 PM »
St Colmcille's based in Ballyhackamore. They played at Ballybeen pitches. Before matches broken glass would be scattered on the pitch by a local welcome committee and the posts were frequently sawed down.  A leading club official was shot dead at his home in Grampian Avenue.  The club transformed into Bredagh based in the Ravenhill Road area. Bredagh is now perhaps the biggest club in Ulster in terms of membership.

cant see this new team playing anywhere near ballybeen.  where is Grampian ave ??  cheers bjay

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« Reply #1573 on: June 07, 2020, 11:57:53 AM »
Grampian Avenue is on the Holywwod Road, not too far from the arches. It was in fast a pipe bomb and not a shooting that killed the gentleman in 1973.

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #1574 on: June 07, 2020, 04:18:19 PM »
Does anyone on here still live in Willowfield?