Have you seen the hilarious Longford GAA Wikipedia page?
There’s no doubting that Longford GAA is on the up and although they mightn’t be at the top of the pile just yet, they certainly have the best Wikipedia page.
Thanks to consecutive successes in Division Four and Division Three in the National League, the Larries are certainly appearing more on the radar of GAA folk these days, but obviously not enough for somebody to check all of the facts on the Longford GAA Wikipedia page.
And we hope it stays that way too, because it contains some of the most well-written and amusing nuggets of (albeit fictitious) information we have come across for some time.
The page cites, for example, that “contrary to popular belief, St Mel's College is not in Longford and so does not merit a mention here. That building at the end of the avenue is a cardboard cut-out”.
It also qualifies their O’Byrne Cup victory in 2000 with the line “but that was before Ray Donlon Photography inflicted their substandard photography and poor grammar on the Longford GAA website”.
The best excerpt of the lot, however, is saved for the senior league division 2 final between Keenagh and Ballymore in 2011.
“Usually these clubs do not win a lot so they decided at the end of the game that both clubs deserved to win and so both clubs received cups, bags of cheese and onion tayto and a bottle of score,” goes the account on the Wikipedia page.
“The cups were plastic and had the "Gilmore Security" logo emblazoned upon them. It was a nice gesture of that company to give a little something back, in return for a blind eye being turned to the lack of a tendering process for matchday security.”
We’re not sure how long such information will remain on the page and we may not even have helped by drawing attention to it, but it is too good not to be shared and our hats go off to the devious author behind the hilarious information.
Take a bow, anonymous Wikipedia hacker, take a bow.