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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2012, 04:23:06 PM »
Was really saddened to hear this yesterday morning. It was not totally unexpected as I heard John was in hospital during last week, but you never expect someone like him to die so young. He was as good a player as I've ever seen, thats all I can say. The way he could swat away a corner back with one flick of his arm or the coolness of the many finishes to the net were all a great example to corner forwards wishing to learn the game. RIP John, you won't be soon forgotten.
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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2012, 04:40:55 PM »
Couldn't believe my ears yesterday either when it was announced on the radio before the Mayo Kerry match that there was to be a minute's silence in memory of John Egan. I myself am too young to remember him play, but my father said he was his favourite forward of that era. And he was only 57 as well. RIP.
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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2012, 07:36:46 PM »
Hard to believe he is gone. A great, great player and one of the most unsung members of that great forward line, but arguably the most clinical of all of them. Spillane, Sheehy and Liston got all the headlines, but John Egan got as many vital scores as anybody. RIP John, Sneem and Kerry have lost one of the greats.

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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2012, 08:06:25 PM »
Go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire ar a anam.
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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2012, 09:14:51 PM »
Sad news, great player. I am old enough and lucky enough to remember him playing, he stood out on the greatest of all teams, yet was the most modest man you could meet. May he rest in peace.
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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2012, 09:25:38 PM »
One of the greats.

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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2012, 10:52:01 PM »
Mightn't have got the column inches that Liston, Sheehy, Spilaane etc got, but in my eyes was the best of them all RIP John

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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2012, 08:08:14 AM »
What a great great player he was; himself and Jacko were by far my two favourite players on that great Kerry team.  Gone but not forgotten.  RIP John.

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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2012, 09:35:41 AM »
some footballer and some man RIP john
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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2012, 10:50:48 AM »
heard about this only yesterday, shocking. What a player, i loved his directness, just got the ball and took the shortest path to the goal.
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Re: The Great John Egan - RIP
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2012, 02:59:27 PM »
A true GAA legend. Before my time, but watched his stuff on YouTube. RIP
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