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Paddy Brophy RIP
« on: February 03, 2018, 07:18:52 PM »
Desperately sad news today with the passing after a long illness of the great Pat Brophy of Emo.
He was a brilliant footballer and best remembered at centre back for the Laois team that won the 1986 league.
He was a great club man too and a very proud Emo man. He was coaching right up to last season as he was involved with our parish minor team having been so thrilled to be part of the management of the same team in 2016 which won the county title.
He'll be greatly missed. RIP Pat.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 10:33:57 PM »
Sad news indeed. An absolute warrior and a hero on the field, as in life itself! RIP Pat.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 12:37:55 AM »
One of the heroes from 1986. Very sad to hear. Thanks for the memories Pat.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 09:53:17 AM »
Very sad news . A lovely fellow and a great footballer . RIP Pat

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 10:01:15 AM »
RIP. Pat

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 01:07:52 PM »
Rest in Peace Pat, you will be remembered by every true Laois supporter as a man who gave his all in everything he did and brought so much pride and joy to our county.


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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 07:14:28 PM »
May Pat rest in Peace.
what a great Laois and Emo Man. sincere condolences to his family and wide range of friends. Will be sadly missed by all in the county and the Emo Club.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 12:52:32 PM »
What a team that 86 team was. What a player Paddy was too and a gentleman to boot. RIP.

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 01:10:12 AM »
Pat was a brilliant footballer and part of one of the best teams Laois ever produced.
I still think if they had got out of Aughrim that famous day they would have won at least a Leinster title if not more.


Here is the team photo from that day with Pat standing proudly in the back row at the left hand side

         


https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/football/battle-of-aughrim-haunts-brennan-63984.html
http://www.offtheball.com/podcasts/Off_The_Ball/GAA_on_Off_The_Ball/55520/The_Battle_of_Aughrim
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 01:12:48 AM by Junior Ex Laoistalk »
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 03:15:47 PM »
Pat was a brilliant footballer and part of one of the best teams Laois ever produced.
I still think if they had got out of Aughrim that famous day they would have won at least a Leinster title if not more.


Here is the team photo from that day with Pat standing proudly in the back row at the left hand side

         


https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/football/battle-of-aughrim-haunts-brennan-63984.html
http://www.offtheball.com/podcasts/Off_The_Ball/GAA_on_Off_The_Ball/55520/The_Battle_of_Aughrim

RIP PAT

Have always hated Wicklow because of that day!
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 03:29:07 PM »
Ah we were gone bananas as a county anyway. If it hadn't been Wicklow it probably woulda been someone else unfortunately. We can help ourselves.

A giant of a man and decent to boot, sad news. RIP.