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The 15 Oddest GAA Stories Of The Year

The 15 Oddest GAA Stories Of The Year
By Mark Farrelly Updated

It's been a good year for the more obscure GAA tales. The stories that will never live as long in the memory as great games or moments but at the same time, the stories which endear us even more to the sport.

Here are 14 of our favourites in no particular order...

1. There's something odd about this MotM award presentation
2. The story of Crossmaglen's county quarter-final

Crossmalen beat Dromintee in the Armagh championship quarter-final in a match that wasn't exactly competitive. Their opponents had tried to get the date changed due to a clash with a wedding but alas it had to go ahead so a few jeans wearing club officials had to take to the field to fulfill the fixture.

3. The strangest umpiring decision of the year

Should have went to Specsavers. Wha? Wide of the mark! from Jerome Quinn on Vimeo.

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4. The case of the lost teeth in Mayo

Jays, I knew I was missing something!

5. Who wants to buy a helmet?

All it wants is a second chance!

6. Referee has new way of throwing in the ball

You often har the praise 'Throw it in to hell and let them get on with the game!' That's exactly what this referee in Meath.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD4135l9sLU

7. Man lies down on pitch in protest resulting in junior final being abandoned

Hammy Dawson of St Patrick's GAA in Limerick staged a sit-down protest at this year's junior hurling final after his club were forced to give a walkover in the semi-final. Dawson was unhappy at the county board's decision to refuse to move the semi-final fixture which meant that eight of his club's players were unavailable due to county football commitments. Hammy was not for moving.

8. Always take the weather with you

Yet another odd story from Meath. This time is raining one end of the pitch and bone dry at the other!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evpdaOztKXQ

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9. The GAA announcement of the year

Sure who'd steal that yoke!?

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10. These two buckos

Some pair of lads!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb4OnoOIRPk
11. That time someone painted 'Loch Garman Abú' on the side of an elephant


12. Rihanna becomes an umpire

You can stand under my umbrella...ella...ella...ay...ay...ay


13. British politicians getting in on GAA

2014 will always be remembered as the year the British reacted to GAA on Twitter. Lest we ever forget.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L6avgnDBak

14. Could the owner of the  black and white friesian, tag number AGI228...

...please remove it from the pitch as it is causing an obstruction.

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