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16 signs you’re a sports fan from Longford

From still calling it Flancare Park to growing up with Mel Gibson’s mammy.

16. Knowing Eddie Macken is one of Ireland’s greatest ever showjumpers


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15. You know Stuart Holt is the man to call when you’re in need of a last minute, relegation-saving goal


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14. You’ll probably always call City Calling Stadium ‘Flancare Park’


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13. And loved Stephen Kenny before he’d won anything


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12. You were delighted when Michael Quinn came back from Australia


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11. But secretly proud he set the record for the quickest debut of a GAA player in the AFL


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10. You know that Mel Gibson’s mother is from the county and that the Mad Max star is allegedly named after the town’s cathedral


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9. You were taught in school that taking off your glasses was the right thing to do before a fight


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8. But if you’re going to get into a scrap, you could do worse than having Michael Gomez in your corner


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7. You’re not sure what direction the county footballers will go now that Glenn Ryan has stepped down


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6. But at least you can console yourself with having the best GAA club name in the country


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5. You know not every club in the Airtricity League has a player who previously tormented Barcelona in the Champions League


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4. Nor can many boast back-to-back FAI Cup wins


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3. You’ve thrown your kids in the direction of all the Leinster players when they’ve been training at Longford Town RFC


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2. And discussed BO’D incredible performances with new IRFU president Pat Fitzgerald in Foley’s Bar


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1. But most of all, you know that Niall Sheridan is the baddest dude to ever play inter-county football


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