Our Route 51 Flag is on its travels again!
Our Route 51 flag is back on its world travels again! The flag’s last destination was at the World games in Abu Dhabi. The Route 51 flag has since made its way over to the O’Connors (no relation, we think, to Cillian & Diarmuid!) in Florida. Thanks to Jane, Peggy and Tim for taking part and for sending in these photos to us with the message below!
“Greetings to the entire Mayo Club 51 family from Tim, Jane and Peggy O’Connor as we proudly display the Mayo Club 51 flag on the beach in Venice Florida! Our sincere best wishes to everyone in Mayo over 4000+ miles away. Please cheer for us at the games and know always that we are bringing the colour and the noise all the way from Venice Florida!”
Jane, Peggy & Tim O’Connor flying the Route 51 flag at Venice Beach Florida. 07/05/17
Want to take part?
If you would like to take part in Route 51, all you need to do is get in touch with us and we’ll add you to the list and organise to get the flag to you. If you have family or friends in any part of the world, then let them know about Route 51.
See what other parts of the world the Route 51 flag has visited to date!
Mayo and Club ’51 were well represented at the GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi last weekend.
Marie Sweeney from Bangor along with her mother Pauline and Imelda Mullarkey (who won the shield with New York ladies) were flying the flag as it continues its way across the globe.
They are pictured here under the arch with two members of the South African Gaels team who had visited Castlebar and attended the Monaghan game the weekend before.
Please get in touch with us if you live near one of the worlds great wonders and would like to be preserved forever behind a glass frame with the Club ’51 flag outside the Eiffel Tower in Paris , Taipei 101 in Taiwan or the Big Banana in Coffs’ Harbour.
Route ’51 winds a circuitous route around the globe and wherever green and red is worn then our Club 51 flag is in danger of making an appearance.
Marie Sweeney from Bangor took her footballing skills to Sharjah the capital city of the Emirate of Sharjah and whilst participating in the Ladies GAA tournament at the famous Sharjah Wanderers Sports club she managed to gather other Mayo ladies around to pose with the flag.
Pictured above, front row: Lorraine O’Malley, Ballinrobe (Sister of Kenneth), Lisa Dillon, Ballintubber (sister of Alan). Back row: Cliodhna Healy, Achill, Siobhan Lacken, Knockmore, Elaine Lily, Aghamore and Marie Sweeney, Kiltane (sister of Mikey).
Route ’51 continues through the Gulf States and the flag will next be appearing at the GAA World Cup in the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Where it goes after that is up to you – our members, readers and Mayo fans. Get in touch whether you are in Brindisi, Brisbane or Ballinamuck and we will see that the flag makes its way to you.
Damien Kelly, Boffeenaun, Ballina & the flag in Tiananmen Square with General Mao & the Forbidden City in the background.
Route 51 just got a little bit longer. We sent Damien Kelly from Bofeenaun to China to get us these iconic photos at Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall*. Mayo people overseas who wish to have a photo with our flag in some exotic place preserved for all time on this site please get in touch with us.
Many Thanks to Damien and to Tanya Culleton.
*Damien may have had other reasons for making this trip.
Damien Kelly, Boffeenaun, Ballina & the flag on the Great Wall of China.
Last week the Mayo Club 51 Route 51 flag landed in Calgary, Canada. Thanks to Mary Lynn for sending us these great photos from Lake Louise, Calgary. Photographed here is Shane Lynn from Keenagh and Luke Maloney, formerly from Crossmolina, now living in Calgary. What a stunning view of the Rockies in the background!
Shane Lynn, Keenagh and Luke Maloney, formerly Crossmolina, now living in Calgary Canada pictured here at Lake Louise, Calgary.
L-R: Michael Lynn, Luke Maloney, Shane and Gary Lynn.
Photographed above is Michael Lynn, Luke Maloney, Shane and Gary Lynn at the top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff Alberta, Canada, 2451 metres above sea level. In the background again you can see some stunning views of the Rocky mountains.
The Route ’51 flag has now traveled a total of 20,548.81 KM to date! View the Route ’51 map and read our Route 51 posts to track the journey so far. The flag is now away on its travels again to some other exotic part of the world to meet with some other far-flung Mayo natives. Who will be the next fans to have their photo taken with it?
If you’re living abroad or travelling abroad to visit family or friends and would like to help us make history by adding to the long list of locations around the world, just get in contact with us!
The Route 51 flag lands in Frankfurt Germany. Route 51 branched on to the Autobahn last week as the Club ’51 flag flew proudly outside the European Central Bank. Niall Merriman from Charlestown brought the umbrella his mother Carmel made for him before the ’89 final. The Brett family, Paul , Lisa and Dylan from Castlebar are also based in Frankfurt as is Robert Bashford from Bangor. The flag will now make its way to the next destination. Keep checking in on www.mayoclub51/route-51 to see where the flag arrives to next. To date the Mayo Club 51 flag has travelled 12954.28 KM!
Niall Merriman from Charlestown, The Brett family, Paul, Lisa and Dylan from Castlebar and Robert Bashford from Bangor outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.