Tensions have boiled over between two Meath GAA club after a picture of a sign emerged labelling one ‘Dubs’ ahead of their county final meeting.
Meath club Wolfe Tones, based just outside of Navan in the northern half of the county, take on St Peter’s Dunboyne, which is down by the Dublin border, in the Meath SFC final at Pairc Tailteann on Sunday with the winner to enter the Leinster club championship later this month.
And there’s sure to be a bit of bite to the 2.30 pm throw-in after St Peter’s fans took to social media to take issue as pictures of signs labelling the club ‘Dubs’ did the rounds.
The tongue in cheek sign said ‘best of luck Wolfe Tones against the Dubs in the final’ as it poked fun at Dunboyne’s proximity to North Dublin.
It’s understood that the sign in question was not put up by Wolfe Tones GAA.
And fans of the club, home of legendary Meath football boss Sean Boylan and All-Ireland Ladies champions Vikki Wall and Emma Duggan, are not happy as they took to Twitter – with one labelling it ‘pathetic’ as another fan said they were ‘appalled’ by the sign.
One fan said: “We all love the banter and craic surrounding GAA, it’s a huge part of it but as with anything, there’s a line you don’t cross, @DunboyneGAA is a very proud Meath club, and for anyone to suggest otherwise – publicly – is not only hurtful but insulting to those gone before us.”
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