Blue is the Colour

22 signs you're a sports fan from Cavan

There could have been more. But there’s no point in being TOO generous now, is there?

22. You count The Polo Grounds as a pilgrimage destination

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21. In fact, you’d have happily paid over $4 for a ticket

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20. And, this was the only video you were allowed watch until your sixth birthday

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19. You know for a fact that there’s only one Andy Murray

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18. And you’ve never heard of ‘the other Stephen King’

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17. You know Cavan have won 5 All Irelands. But more importantly, you know that Monaghan have none

No male All Irelands anyway.

Monaghan? Hiss, booooo! ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

16. You read that in The Celt

Along with other important stuff.

Credit: Alan O’Mara on Twitter

15. Still, you’ve happily called Clones home

Even though it’s the only place you’ve ever contracted sunburn

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14. On Saturdays, you find yourself wondering “how many points did Cillian Sheridan get for Kilmarnock today?”

©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

13. While we’re on the subject of ‘The Saw-ker’, what ever happened to Terry Dixon?

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12. You adhere to the (un)official boycott of Co. Kildare

©INPHO/Donall Farmer

11. No question, Ireland’s greatest ever track athlete is Catherina McKiernan

©INPHO/Donall Farmer

10. Didn’t she win the London Marathon and everything!


9. She ran past you one Sunday. You stayed with her no bother, but then let her on…

Can’t remember if you’re on the left or the right. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

8. Of course, Cavan is a hot-bed of international success

How many world handball titles is it now, Paul?  ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

7. You don’t have to be from Cavan to know Federer v Nadal has nothing on Paul Brady’s rivalry with Luis Moreno

But it helps.

©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

6. John Joe Nevin, he’s practically from Cavan too

©INPHO/James Crombie

Having said that..

5. The only thing you’ve ever needed a hurl for is baitin’ cattle into field.

©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

4. Your holiday plans are revealed when you hear the Qualifier draw on Northern Sound

Road trippin’ with Northern Sound.

3. If you’re going further afield, your flights are booked for July because The Championship will be over by then

©INPHO/Andrew Paton

2. At some stage you’ve vowed to name your first-born, ‘Gallant John Joe’

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1. ’97: What. A. Year.

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Special thanks to those true blue-blooded Breffni boys who contributed. You should follow at least one of them on Twitter (it doesn’t cost anything).

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