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Re: Retirements
« Reply #645 on: March 11, 2022, 03:25:59 PM »
That's true too. In the All-Ireland semi last year he was getting cleaned out by O'Sullivan. In previous years he'd have been hauled off. Dooher and Logan stuck with him, even after a black card in the second half, and he rewarded them with a pivotal role in extra time.
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« Reply #646 on: March 12, 2022, 07:41:55 AM »
What's the average age of an inter-county footballer now compared to 15 years ago?
And height?

Just wonder, with the retirements of Brennan, Bradley and O'Neill, is it no country for small (ish) men at the highest level unless exceptionally talented.
But you’ve picked 3 out of, is it 6 who have left the panel since the AI win?

Very hard to keep players on a panel who are getting little or no game time, and who have been used to playing regularly previously.

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« Reply #647 on: March 12, 2022, 03:41:56 PM »
What's the average age of an inter-county footballer now compared to 15 years ago?
And height?

Just wonder, with the retirements of Brennan, Bradley and O'Neill, is it no country for small (ish) men at the highest level unless exceptionally talented.
But you’ve picked 3 out of, is it 6 who have left the panel since the AI win?

Very hard to keep players on a panel who are getting little or no game time, and who have been used to playing regularly previously.
who else left the panel? Thought the shorter season would encourage fringe players to stick at it

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« Reply #648 on: March 12, 2022, 04:08:26 PM »
What's the average age of an inter-county footballer now compared to 15 years ago?
And height?

Just wonder, with the retirements of Brennan, Bradley and O'Neill, is it no country for small (ish) men at the highest level unless exceptionally talented.
But you’ve picked 3 out of, is it 6 who have left the panel since the AI win?

Very hard to keep players on a panel who are getting little or no game time, and who have been used to playing regularly previously.
who else left the panel? Thought the shorter season would encourage fringe players to stick at it

Tiernan McCann, Michael Cassidy and Hugh Geary retired last year.

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Re: Retirements
« Reply #649 on: March 12, 2022, 04:13:45 PM »
Year in year out, players come and go in the intercounty game. Only the privileged that are/were really good get the option to retire. 

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Re: Retirements
« Reply #650 on: June 03, 2022, 02:17:33 AM »
Kevin McKernan Down 15 years and close to 170 games including 50 championship games.
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« Reply #651 on: September 10, 2022, 09:16:14 PM »
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« Reply #652 on: September 18, 2022, 06:54:09 PM »
Dessie has confirmed Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion will be back next year.

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« Reply #653 on: September 18, 2022, 07:26:58 PM »
Dessie has confirmed Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion will be back next year.

Wrong thread!  ;D

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« Reply #654 on: September 18, 2022, 08:31:53 PM »
Dessie has confirmed Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion will be back next year.
Unretired!

What simply awesome news!

Now Jack has hardly kicked a ball in the last 2/3 years, and Mannion went off injured yesterday, but football is the winner with the news 😄

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« Reply #655 on: September 18, 2022, 09:41:19 PM »
Dessie has confirmed Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion will be back next year.
Unretired!

What simply awesome news!

Now Jack has hardly kicked a ball in the last 2/3 years, and Mannion went off injured yesterday, but football is the winner with the news 😄

Think Jack will struggle to get back with not playing with Clontarf.  Mannion  will a good addition.  We need young lads stepping up too.

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« Reply #656 on: September 18, 2022, 10:36:25 PM »
Dessie has confirmed Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion will be back next year.
Unretired!

What simply awesome news!

Now Jack has hardly kicked a ball in the last 2/3 years, and Mannion went off injured yesterday, but football is the winner with the news 😄

It is a bit like the Russians digging up some T60 tanks.
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« Reply #657 on: September 19, 2022, 09:43:22 AM »
Dessie has confirmed Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion will be back next year.
Unretired!

What simply awesome news!

Now Jack has hardly kicked a ball in the last 2/3 years, and Mannion went off injured yesterday, but football is the winner with the news 😄

It is a bit like the Russians digging up some T60 tanks.
Or El Cid who was  tied to his horse and set into battle after he died, because the enemy were so scared of him.
Or maybe that would be Con O'Callaghan
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« Reply #658 on: September 20, 2022, 08:53:15 AM »
Dessie has confirmed Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion will be back next year.
Unretired!

What simply awesome news!

Now Jack has hardly kicked a ball in the last 2/3 years, and Mannion went off injured yesterday, but football is the winner with the news 😄

Think Jack will struggle to get back with not playing with Clontarf.  Mannion  will a good addition.  We need young lads stepping up too.

Why has he played no club? Injured, moved away or no interest?

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« Reply #659 on: September 20, 2022, 09:07:03 AM »
A bit of both.

He played the odd game in 2019 and 2020, but missed plenty.

He played none this year, as he was mostly been abroad (working in the UK). Apparently he was planning to play in Clontarf's championship relegation playoff vs neighbours Raheny at the weekend, but he was injured so couldn't tog.

But he is naturally fit and the league doesn't start till Feb, so he has plenty of time. I think injuries will be his biggest concern.