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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2017, 10:53:24 AM »
There's a tidy "All-Star" corner-back in Westport by the name of "Ringo" who will defend his territory with vigour.


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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 10:31:52 AM »
He lost 6 All Ireland finals.


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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 10:43:44 AM »
He lost 6 All Ireland finals.

Was still a very good player and always gave Dublin a bit of bother. Had great against Dublin in 2012

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 10:44:43 AM »
He lost 6 All Ireland finals.



He lost more than that sadly
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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 10:56:48 AM »
As if that matters whether he himself was a great player or not. He was a very talented footballer
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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2017, 11:28:23 AM »
He lost 6 All Ireland finals.



He lost more than that sadly

Did he lose 2 minors and a u21 as well?

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2017, 12:05:57 PM »
Yes and I think a Schools final as well

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2017, 09:26:49 AM »
The teams he played for lost those finals.
Medals are a sign you had 14 good players along with you.
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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2017, 03:08:58 PM »
The teams he played for lost those finals.
Medals are a sign you had 14 good players along with you.

No one loses that many finals without having multiple chances to get one over the line. The problem wasn't talent of the supporting cast in a good few of those.

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2017, 08:30:04 PM »
The teams he played for lost those finals.
Medals are a sign you had 14 good players along with you.

No one loses that many finals without having multiple chances to get one over the line. The problem wasn't talent of the supporting cast in a good few of those.
Would you care to name any that comes to (your) mind?  I mean if you discount the talent of the supporting cast, which I take to be his team mates, you are saying it his fault that he (and they) didn't get over the line.
The fact that he kept coming back time after time, says a lot for his determination, same as can be said for his former colleagues on the county senior panel.
You can say the same about his football ability also- right into his early thirties, he was an automatic selection; he wasn't there to make up numbers.

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2017, 08:45:54 PM »
The teams he played for lost those finals.
Medals are a sign you had 14 good players along with you.

No one loses that many finals without having multiple chances to get one over the line. The problem wasn't talent of the supporting cast in a good few of those.
Would you care to name any that comes to (your) mind?  I mean if you discount the talent of the supporting cast, which I take to be his team mates, you are saying it his fault that he (and they) didn't get over the line.
The fact that he kept coming back time after time, says a lot for his determination, same as can be said for his former colleagues on the county senior panel.
You can say the same about his football ability also- right into his early thirties, he was an automatic selection; he wasn't there to make up numbers.

I mean it's the grey matter of the 15 on the field and the management that have conspired to ensure Mayo didn't win even a single AI in 2012, 2013, 2014 (not even a final but probably the worst of all), 2016 or 2017. It wasn't lack of talent. That's why it's hard for me to fell sorry for Mayo's supposed plight.

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2017, 08:54:43 PM »
Ok we have come to the conclusion that he was not much good and the teams he played on were not much good. It's all based an AI titles after all! Can we leave it at that?

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2017, 09:43:24 PM »
Fine player who would have won 3 AIs with Tyrone had he been born in Trillick or something.
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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
Fine player who would have won 3 AIs with Tyrone had he been born in Trillick or something.

He'd probably have 4! Cos he would have not been playing for the 04 Mayo team! Get it?

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Re: Alan Dillon Retires
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2017, 10:37:33 PM »
I was trying to be nice. Mickey wouldn't have had that lack of pure dirt around him back then.
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