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ha ha derry

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Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« on: December 16, 2015, 07:50:29 AM »
Our club are having their 50th anniversary next year and want to make it special. Who would you suggest ? Nelson Mc Causland is busy 😉

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 08:53:58 AM »
Our club are having their 50th anniversary next year and want to make it special. Who would you suggest ? Nelson Mc Causland is busy 😉

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 09:25:19 AM »
Benny Tierney is always good value

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 10:12:26 AM »
It depends your angle. We'd Benny for our 40th and he was pretty good. Up for the craic and with a few funny tales to tell.

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 10:41:42 AM »
I would definitely agree that Benny is a great speaker. But even better is Joe Brolly. Joe is nothing like what you see him on TV, he is very funny, quick witted and not all that snearing stuff you see for the cameras. He will also talk to the people there, not just do his bit on the stage.

But to be honest the speakers are only as good as the host. Our club has held a few "audience" nights:

Asking James McCartan -  What was you greatest achievement in football? and then going on to ask the exact same question of Ross Carr, Benny Tierney and Paddy Doherty is hardly going to provide scintillating and revealing answers.


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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 11:24:34 AM »
Scullion has some great yarns for those types of things as well!!

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 07:09:00 PM »
We have a Brian Cody for the serious side but would like a second speaker more for the craic. Wouldn't necessarily need to be Gaa personality, just sports personality !
Have had Joe Brolly before (club member) so maybe give him the nite off to let his hair down 😜

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 10:16:57 AM »
We have a Brian Cody for the serious side but would like a second speaker more for the craic. Wouldn't necessarily need to be Gaa personality, just sports personality !
Have had Joe Brolly before (club member) so maybe give him the nite off to let his hair down 😜

Well if Joe is a club member then he is the first to ask! Simonstown Gaels celebrated their 50 years in 2015 and held a legends night. Colm got a load of his Indo buddies in, including Joe. It was an excellent night. My favourite was Kimmage, but Joe was excellent. Colm being the local man was slightly reserved, but a well put together night and the MC was crucial, on that occasion it was another Simonstown man who writes for Independent news and media in the big shape of Colm Keyes. Basically, I'm saying, ask Joe about the Simonstown gig

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 04:12:38 PM »
Yer man Olly that posts here would be some crack.
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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2015, 07:33:12 PM »
Yer man Olly that posts here would be some crack.

Yip, certainly entertaining but affordability might be the issue. 😄

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2015, 08:44:04 PM »
Surely you'd invite Willie Ross or Gregory Campbell along?
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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 03:19:19 AM »
We've had Adrian Logan out here before, he was always good crack.

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2015, 08:00:28 AM »
We've had Adrian Logan out here before, he was always good crack.

Aye, wee Logie might be good if we ignore the Tyrone issue 😁

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2015, 04:51:40 PM »
We've had Adrian Logan out here before, he was always good crack.

Aye, wee Logie might be good if we ignore the Tyrone issue 😁

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Re: Best after dinner speakers on GAA circuit
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2015, 09:18:03 PM »
At his best you couldn't get much better than Gerry Donnelly.