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    Emfa

    What did this even mean/stand for??

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    From wikipedia EM stood for Emmett Street and FA for Fatima Place or would place be area?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilkenny_City_F.C.
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    No, Fatima Place is another street, probably a cul-de-sac, aren't they often designated 'place'?
    They were two adjoining streets in Kilkenny that the nascent club originally drew from, from what I remember.
    Do I also remember right that Jim Rhatigan was one of the instigators of the side from its roots as a street team right up to the (temporary I hope) end of it's league history?
    Last edited by stann; 17/04/2009 at 8:47 AM. Reason: missed word!
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    Wasn't it East Midlands Football Association?
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    Just googled EMFA there to see if I could find out if it was Emmet Street Fatima Place or East Midlands Football Association and found this as well.
    The poem at the end has the line 'From Emmet St & Fatima Place
    The players mostly came' but apart from that no mention of what Emfa stood for.


    http://www.kilkennypeople.ie/moran/E...-of.1386535.jp
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    Quote Originally Posted by stann View Post
    Do I also remember right that Jim Rhatigan was one of the instigators of the side from its roots as a street team right up to the (temporary I hope) end of it's league history?
    Yep. He has a book on stories from the team's history. Came about from watching the 1966 World Cup Final. It has Emmet Lane Fatima Place as the meaning, not East Midlands Football Association.

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    steno, I rather think Sheridan is joshing somewhat.
    Kilkenny would have to be in the East Midlands for it to be true for one thing. Also, what other team do you know has the words 'Football Association' in its name?

    EMFA does stand for Emmet Street / Fatima Place, nailed on, 100%. FACT, in fact.

    Every Man A Football Artist is a great call, placid casual, that was the Kilkenny City fanzine wasn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stann View Post
    steno, I rather think Sheridan is joshing somewhat.
    Kilkenny would have to be in the East Midlands for it to be true for one thing. Also, what other team do you know has the words 'Football Association' in its name?

    EMFA does stand for Emmet Street / Fatima Place, nailed on, 100%. FACT, in fact.

    Every Man A Football Artist is a great call, placid casual, that was the Kilkenny City fanzine wasn't it?
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    so do kilkenny city not have a senior team any more at all in any division???
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    Emmet Street and Fatima Place is correct. 100%

    East Midlands Football Association is completely incorrect.


    And Tenny Park, a.k.a "Derdimus Park" is located right beside Buckley Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    so do kilkenny city not have a senior team any more at all in any division???
    No. They were in the U-20 league last season all right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joema View Post
    Emmet Street and Fatima Place is correct. 100%

    And Tenny Park, a.k.a "Derdimus Park" is located right beside Buckley Park.
    Buckley Park is in Derdimus, which is beside Tennypark
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