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Title: Retirements
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 09, 2018, 01:50:38 PM
Not sure if we have a thread already for this but couldn't find one.

Donncha O'Connor called it quits over the weekend aged 37, couldn't believe it last year when Cork played Mayo when they said he was 36 whilst giving Cafferkey the run around. He didn't play minor or u21 and didn't make his debut until he 25 and would always have thought he was a bit underrated.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: TheClubman on July 10, 2018, 12:46:23 PM
A very good player. When Cork looked to be handing that final to Down he stepped up (along with Goulding) and did the business. Always showed for the ball and worked hard. Kind of guy you'd love to play with.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on July 10, 2018, 01:49:58 PM
Very talented footballer must have been very frustrating for him to play on so many disorganized and poorly managed Cork teams.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Jayop on July 10, 2018, 03:08:18 PM
Hope he enjoys his retirement and deserves any praise he's been getting and probably a little more. Sad way for a great player to go out a bit like Sean for us last year with a hammering but he'll soon forget about that and remember the All Ireland and the other great days.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 17, 2018, 09:46:14 AM
Barry Moran gone too. Working abroad next year I believe.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Maroon Manc on July 17, 2018, 01:56:40 PM
Barry Moran gone too. Working abroad next year I believe.

Could be the first of a few, that interview with Andy Moran sounded like he's very unsure of the future.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on July 17, 2018, 05:20:44 PM
Cork's Colm O'Neill has called it a day. Unsurprising given all his injury woes. 3 cruciates.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: trileacman on July 17, 2018, 06:07:22 PM
Cork's Colm O'Neill has called it a day. Unsurprising given all his injury woes. 3 cruciates.
He was an amazing player but Christ he wasn't lucky.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on July 17, 2018, 06:19:28 PM
Barry Moran gone too. Working abroad next year I believe.

Could be the first of a few, that interview with Andy Moran sounded like he's very unsure of the future.
Barry Moran wasn't getting much of look in this year i'd say he took the job overseas with that in mind also. Will be a big surprise if Andy Moran doesn't play for Mayo in 2019
Cork's Colm O'Neill has called it a day. Unsurprising given all his injury woes. 3 cruciates.

Great footballer that had cruel luck with injuries.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Syferus on July 17, 2018, 06:34:55 PM
I don’t think anyone retiring at the age Andy Moran is would be a ‘big surprise’. Looked old this year.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on July 17, 2018, 06:56:01 PM
I don’t think anyone retiring at the age Andy Moran is would be a ‘big surprise’. Looked old this year.
Retiring after regularly starting games this year would be a big surprise it would be less of a surprise if he was seen as bit part player. Did you expect 34 year old to look young? he's still quicker in the mind than most if not all of the Mayo forwards.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 17, 2018, 07:07:56 PM
I thought when the mark came in it would extend Barry Moran's career a few years. They never really got to utilise him the last couple of years.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: J70 on July 17, 2018, 07:36:22 PM
Cork's Colm O'Neill has called it a day. Unsurprising given all his injury woes. 3 cruciates.

Brilliant player. One of the scoring forwards I’ve seen. Either foot, any angle, could win ball.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: regal on July 17, 2018, 11:04:07 PM
O’Connor was a quality footballer who I think got the best out of himself.

O’Neill was just pure quality

Best of luck to both in retirement
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: macdanger2 on July 18, 2018, 10:49:44 PM
Barry Moran gone too. Working abroad next year I believe.

Best of luck to big Barry, quality midfielder who had a bad run of injuries. Still, an U21 title, 7 Connachts and a decent number of County titles isn't too shabby even if he missed out on the big one
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on August 11, 2018, 09:08:34 PM
Éamonn Callaghan, Kildare's last link to the Micko era.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: From the Bunker on August 12, 2018, 12:11:56 AM
The Galway football supporter! For another year at least.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: mouview on August 12, 2018, 01:02:13 AM
The Galway football supporter! For another year at least.

Ye had your chances and didn't take them. And yes, I was shouting you on everytime.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: FermGael on August 12, 2018, 09:50:54 AM
Ryan McCluskey, the longest serving player in inter-county football, has announced his retirement.

McCluskey first joined the Fermanagh panel for the 2000 Championship campaign and made his debut a few months later in the National League, the last year in which the competition started pre-Christmas.

His Championship debut came against Donegal in May 2001, two weeks before Stephen Cluxton first appeared for Dublin against Longford. The legendary Dublin goalkeeper now becomes the longest serving inter-county footballer.

McCluskey, who turned 37 in June, featured in Fermanagh’s historic run to the 2004 All-Ireland semi-final, which they lost to Mayo after a replay, as well as the 2008 Ulster final, where once again they were beaten at the second time of asking by Armagh.

Fermanagh returned to the provincial final for the first time since this summer, losing heavily to Donegal, though McCluskey didn’t appear in any of their four Championship games.


One of the best players to ever play for Fermanagh.
His early career was played as a corner back ( where he was excellent ) but he played the majority of his club and county career at center half back which was his best position.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: redzone on August 12, 2018, 10:03:50 AM
Did he play right thru all them years or did he miss one due to his soccer commitments with portadown. By all accounts he could of  played in the lower leagues of English soccer he was that good at it. Rory Gallagher wasn't bad at the soccer either. Fermanagh have had some of the best players about over the years
Paddy mcguinnes, Raymond Gallagher, Rory Gallagher, Owens, Mcgrath, Mcclucskey,Paul Brewster
Mccluskey is on the radio today for the first time
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: From the Bunker on August 12, 2018, 10:59:32 AM
The Galway football supporter! For another year at least.

Ye had your chances and didn't take them. And yes, I was shouting you on everytime.

And what chances were them. Name one time since 2013 that Mayo were leading coming into the home stretch and you could say they are nearly there now?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on October 26, 2018, 10:36:40 AM
Sligo defender Charlie Harrison has announced his inter-county retirement at the age of 36.

The St John's clubman made his senior debut for the Yeats County in 2006 and won a Connacht SFC medal the following year. He was captain when Sligo reached the provincial final again in 2010 after beating both Mayo and Galway, only to suffer a surprise defeat in the decider to Roscommon. Harrison did, however, have the consolation of becoming only Sligo's fourth-ever All Star recipient that year.

“I’ll miss playing at the highest level, being the best you can be against the best and knowing you can compete," he said in an interview with the Irish Times.

"Come championship time when you’re in your best shape and you’ve worked hard to sharpen your skills and you get to compete against the best players in the country – I’m going to miss that.”

Employed by the GAA as national co-ordinator of the Cúl Camps summer training programme, Harrison will continue to line out at club level.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: AZOffaly on October 26, 2018, 02:03:30 PM
George Hannigan the Tipp footballer also retired recently. A great servant. Always good with his time for the young lads as well. Best of luck George.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: tippabu on November 06, 2018, 09:40:05 AM
George Hannigan the Tipp footballer also retired recently. A great servant. Always good with his time for the young lads as well. Best of luck George.

Will be a big loss around the panel, can see in getting back involved at some stage in some other non playing role. Still no word on Philly Austin, would love him to give it another year. That's all we lost from last year and couple of good additions....hopefully 1 or 2 more
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Owen Brannigan on November 26, 2018, 08:51:59 PM
Kevin Dyas - county retirement

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/ (https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/)
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: armaghniac on November 27, 2018, 12:46:43 AM
Kevin Dyas - county retirement

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/ (https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/)

Sorry that Dyas was never long enough fit to reach his full potential.
His role in bringing the Abbey to the Hogan cup will be long remembered among educated people.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: seafoid on November 27, 2018, 09:25:23 AM
Kevin Dyas - county retirement

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/ (https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/)

Sorry that Dyas was never long enough fit to reach his full potential.
His role in bringing the Abbey to the Hogan cup will be long remembered among educated people.
I think that is why the GAA is so special. Local heroes
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on November 27, 2018, 09:36:41 AM
Sorry that Dyas was never long enough fit to reach his full potential.

Agreed - but still a class player. Was a leading figure in our Minor Team that beat Down in the 2005 Ulster Final on a scorching day in front of a crowd of over 60,000. That Down team would go on to All Ireland glory.

Kevin was also a leading figure on our team that reached the 2014 All Ireland quarter-final.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: lurganblue on November 27, 2018, 09:45:59 AM
Kevin Dyas - county retirement

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/ (https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2018/11/24/news/kevin-dyas-calls-time-on-injury-ravaged-armagh-career-1492405/)

Sorry that Dyas was never long enough fit to reach his full potential.
His role in bringing the Abbey to the Hogan cup will be long remembered among educated people.

Did some damage to us in a county semi final and the replay one year when he was just a cub. A shame that potential was never fully realised. I wonder does he regret going to Australia in the end as i believe that was the beginning of his serious injuries.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: toby47 on December 06, 2018, 10:06:01 AM
Mark Lynch has announced his retirement from inter-county football. A brilliant servant to Derry. Played everywhere from 6-15 and in his prime would have got on any team in Ireland. Scored 1-8 in Derry's division 1 win over Dublin in 2014.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: rodney trotter on December 06, 2018, 10:33:49 AM
He was a good player to watch, very direct. A similar build to Michael Murphy. Don't think he ever featured on the International Rules squads, which was surprising , as their was players of lesser ability on some of the squads.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: oakleaflad on December 06, 2018, 01:27:40 PM
Mark Lynch was some servant to Derry. Won an All-Ireland minor championship at No.6 as an U-16 in 2002. Played minor and senior championship on the same day in '04. Played like a man possessed the day he kicked 1-08 against Dublin. He won National leagues at Div 1 & 2 but probably deserved more.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: spuds on December 06, 2018, 02:13:03 PM
Best of luck to Mark Lynch in his stepping away from Derry, 1st name would look for whenever they played. Hard to credit still only 32.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Dire Ear on December 06, 2018, 03:23:13 PM
Best of luck to Mark Lynch in his stepping away from Derry, 1st name would look for whenever they played. Hard to credit still only 32.
Played the game fair and hard; all the best to him, from a Tyronie.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Joe Mc Nallys Ballsack on December 06, 2018, 09:38:36 PM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: JoG2 on December 06, 2018, 09:47:36 PM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

Send on the statement Joe til I get a read at it. Thanks
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Orchard park on December 06, 2018, 10:05:12 PM
The Future is now the past, shows how old we are getting
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: rosnarun on December 06, 2018, 11:27:42 PM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

probably as a mark of respect to all their supporters who otherwise would be wondering where they are or whether or not they were just dropped. and give them an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped them on the way
that or rampant egomania . probably the 1st
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Joe Mc Nallys Ballsack on December 07, 2018, 12:15:31 AM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

probably as a mark of respect to all their supporters who otherwise would be wondering where they are or whether or not they were just dropped. and give them an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped them on the way
that or rampant egomania . probably the 1st

I'd have said ego maybe. I think it's a complete load of bollox . Because ultimately unless you're in the top 5 percent no-one gives a bollox really

Hand the jersey on and move on . Again elitism ..
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: trueblue1234 on December 07, 2018, 08:47:30 AM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

probably as a mark of respect to all their supporters who otherwise would be wondering where they are or whether or not they were just dropped. and give them an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped them on the way
that or rampant egomania . probably the 1st

I'd have said ego maybe. I think it's a complete load of bollox . Because ultimately unless you're in the top 5 percent no-one gives a bollox really

Hand the jersey on and move on . Again elitism ..
People obviously do care, otherwise it wouldn't be mentioned. If you don't care, just ignore. I'd prob avoid going into a thread called retirements in that case though...
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: toby47 on December 07, 2018, 08:57:08 AM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

probably as a mark of respect to all their supporters who otherwise would be wondering where they are or whether or not they were just dropped. and give them an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped them on the way
that or rampant egomania . probably the 1st

I'd have said ego maybe. I think it's a complete load of bollox . Because ultimately unless you're in the top 5 percent no-one gives a bollox really

Hand the jersey on and move on . Again elitism ..
People obviously do care, otherwise it wouldn't be mentioned. If you don't care, just ignore. I'd prob avoid going into a thread called retirements in that case though...


lol
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: spuds on December 07, 2018, 09:16:39 AM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

probably as a mark of respect to all their supporters who otherwise would be wondering where they are or whether or not they were just dropped. and give them an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped them on the way
that or rampant egomania . probably the 1st

I'd have said ego maybe. I think it's a complete load of bollox . Because ultimately unless you're in the top 5 percent no-one gives a bollox really

Hand the jersey on and move on . Again elitism ..
People obviously do care, otherwise it wouldn't be mentioned. If you don't care, just ignore. I'd prob avoid going into a thread called retirements in that case though...

 ;D very good. Think no harm to announce finishing up with county team, saying you are retiring has connotation of being paid but most likely just using same wording as professional sports people. To follow the retiring example it could be said plenty of players were sacked or relieved of their duties.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: seafoid on December 07, 2018, 09:28:03 AM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

probably as a mark of respect to all their supporters who otherwise would be wondering where they are or whether or not they were just dropped. and give them an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped them on the way
that or rampant egomania . probably the 1st
For supporters the retirement of a favourite player can feel like the end of an era . I felt like that when Padraic Joyce retired.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: From the Bunker on December 07, 2018, 10:21:41 AM
Announcing a retirement is also doing the incumbent Intercounty Manager a service. It is making it clear that you are no longer available publicly and clears up the whispers in the background. It also clears up the situation for your club. Some are told they are no longer needed and retirement avoids the hurtful questions of being dropped or no longer needed.

To be fair, not all intercounty players get the chance to announce retirement publicly. A lot are dropped or fade out of panel during their inter-county career.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: mrdeeds on December 07, 2018, 10:47:23 AM
I can't wait for Seanie Johnson to announce his retirement from Cavan again.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Dire Ear on December 07, 2018, 11:00:06 AM
Who's retired the most,  or is the answer above?  ;)
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 07, 2018, 05:22:16 PM
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.
Retirements are not only tied up to a professional game.

Only a few GAA players give statements when they retire. In the main county board PROs announce players retirements and wish them well in their future endeavors and i see no problem with that because over the years they have given great service to their county teams.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: toby47 on March 21, 2019, 09:40:30 AM
Cathal McCarron retired this morning.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: trailer on March 21, 2019, 09:46:22 AM
Cathal McCarron retired this morning.

Saw that. Controversial enough figure I suppose.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: toby47 on March 21, 2019, 09:53:47 AM
Cathal McCarron retired this morning.

Saw that. Controversial enough figure I suppose.

A very good defender aswell
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Aaron Boone on March 21, 2019, 10:43:30 AM
A real boost for Athy. Still a classy player at club level.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Dinny Breen on March 21, 2019, 11:42:58 AM
A real boost for Athy. Still a classy player at club level.

If he was available for Athy in the Kildare SFC final last year it might have made the difference, they only lost by 3 points.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 01, 2019, 02:17:20 PM
Paul Flynn great team player at his peak. Decent honours list with 4 All Stars, 5 NFL titles,10 Leinster titles and 6 All Ireland crowns won.

His statement

"After 12 proud years wearing the Dublin jersey I have made the difficult decision to step away from the Dublin football panel. It’s an enormous privilege to play for your county and I feel incredibly lucky and proud that I got to play for Dublin for as long as I have. Dublin football has played a huge part in my life and I will be forever grateful for all that it has given me.

"I was honoured to train and play alongside exceptional teammates week in week out, to have enjoyed the support of extraordinary managers over the years and to have had the support of dedicated, world class backroom teams. I’m grateful for all that they’ve taught me over the years and for the lifelong friendships that I made along the way.

"My football career started and ended with the support of my club, my family and my friends and to them I am eternally grateful.

"Since my back surgery last year I’ve struggled to reach the fitness required for inter county and to reach the standards that I set for myself. While my heart says play on unfortunately my body says it’s time to call it a day.

"I’ve loved every minute of my journey with Dublin football and to have played in front of its dedicated and passionate supporters has allowed me to make memories that I will cherish forever. I move on now with gratitude to the next chapter of my life."
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Wildweasel74 on May 01, 2019, 10:07:39 PM
A real f**king footballer who was a class apart both on and off the field. Why he not stay out the Yr with the Dublin going for 5 in a row is strange, as he be one of the 5 subs coming off the bench bad back or not.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: dublin7 on May 01, 2019, 10:12:10 PM
A real f**king footballer who was a class apart both on and off the field. Why he not stay out the Yr with the Dublin going for 5 in a row is strange, as he be a one of the 5 subs coming off the bench bad back or not.
He has struggled with injuries the last few season and has lost his pace. He went off injured for his club during the week and probably deicided he'd had enough. One of the best players in the country in the early part of the decade and won 4 All Stars in a row.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Lar Naparka on May 01, 2019, 10:47:40 PM
He's a class apart. He would have stood out if he played for any other county at any time. He seems to be a decent individual as well because I don't think I ever heard anything negative about him. I wish him well in retirement.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Tyrdub on May 02, 2019, 09:06:44 AM
A class act on and off the field, possibly one of the best wing half forwards to have played, great work ethic and could score as well. Managers dream player
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: tonto1888 on May 02, 2019, 09:53:41 AM
A fantastic player. A shame we won’t be seeing him come the summer. Has he stopped completely or just stepping away from dublin
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rossfan on May 02, 2019, 11:39:38 AM
Another good one departing the County scene.
Best of luck to him.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: GetOverTheBar on May 02, 2019, 12:12:59 PM
He's a class apart. He would have stood out if he played for any other county at any time. He seems to be a decent individual as well because I don't think I ever heard anything negative about him. I wish him well in retirement.

+1
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: macdanger2 on May 02, 2019, 02:13:46 PM
Class player, good luck to him in retirement. Injury probably hampered him in the last couple of years but was brilliant in his day
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Dinny Breen on May 02, 2019, 02:38:23 PM
Great player. Great attitude.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rossfan on May 16, 2019, 02:05:38 PM
Emlyn Mulligan packs in the County game.
The knees he says.
One of Leitrim's finest.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on May 16, 2019, 02:06:45 PM
Emlyn Mulligan packs in the County game.
The knees he says.
One of Leitrim's finest.

Has called time for this summer but i don't think he has retired yet?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rossfan on May 16, 2019, 02:48:35 PM
He said he's  "calling it quits" so I think it's goidbye
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on May 16, 2019, 03:46:50 PM
He said he's  "calling it quits" so I think it's goidbye

He has said publicly he hasn't retired yet but will Hyland pick him next year after walking away now? 
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: rodney trotter on August 26, 2019, 06:37:55 PM
Andy Moran. Great player.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on August 26, 2019, 07:12:39 PM
Andy Moran. Great player.

At least he retired with national title won last April, small consolation for not winning the senior AI i know. Mayo's best scoring forward from play the last number of years. Probably the smartest player they had in how he could create space to shoot or produce opportunities for others and of course he was a big leader. Big boots to fill, players like him doesn't come along very often.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rossfan on August 26, 2019, 07:23:04 PM
He can go back to being a Rossie again now.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 26, 2019, 07:38:18 PM
Thanks for the memories Andy. Pity he didn't get the All Ireland medal he craved.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Tubberman on August 26, 2019, 07:54:51 PM
One of the Mayo greats. I remember being at the u21 final v Armagh the week after the 2004 final, he was captain i think?
Had a few quiet years, including being played as a half back by O'Mahony. I was there when he went down in agony in thr q-final v down in 2012 having done his cruciate, and in Pearse Stadium in 2013 when he scored a goal off the bench on his comeback - the Mayo crowd went mental!
He went onto another level in 2016 & 2017, a joy to watch.
He loved playing, you could see that. 
At least he got the POTY and won a national title in Croker this spring.
He gave it everything, fair play to him, could do no more.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 26, 2019, 08:04:11 PM
One of the Mayo greats. I remember being at the u21 final v Armagh the week after the 2004 final, he was captain i think?
Had a few quiet years, including being played as a half back by O'Mahony. I was there when he went down in agony in thr q-final v down in 2012 having done his cruciate, and in Pearse Stadium in 2013 when he scored a goal off the bench on his comeback - the Mayo crows went mental!
He went onto another level in 2016 & 2017, a joy to watch.
He loved playing, you could see that. 
At least he got the POTY and won a national title in Croker this spring.
He gave it everything, fair play to him, could do no more.

The crows are bit mental in Mayo alright.


He was a prime example to many young forwards looking to make a breakthrough that you don't have to be the quickest of strongest to excel. A very clever and skillful footballer as you say he gave his all and could do no more.

I would expect David Clarke,Keith Higgins to follow Andy into retirement. Boyle should stay on for another year.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: omaghjoe on August 26, 2019, 08:20:45 PM
Great footballer. I thought he was finished after his injury in 2012 but the attitude and dedication he displayed has been fantastic to win pity. Great example to us all and unfortunate never to win an AI
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: MayoBuck on August 26, 2019, 08:22:26 PM
Best Mayo forward I've ever seen. Some great memories of him including the Donegal game earlier this month.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: henrym14 on August 26, 2019, 09:01:02 PM
Andy Moran one of the greats.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: seafoid on August 26, 2019, 09:39:40 PM
Thanks for the memories Andy. Pity he didn't get the All Ireland medal he craved.
There were structural reasons behind that.
The future will probably look on now differently.
He lost 5 all Ireland finals but it’s different to say DB .

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: moysider on August 26, 2019, 11:57:55 PM
Thanks for the memories Andy. Pity he didn't get the All Ireland medal he craved.
There were structural reasons behind that.
The future will probably look on now differently.
He lost 5 all Ireland finals but it’s different to say DB .

A bit cryptic there seafóid?
You'll have to break that down for me.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Gold on August 27, 2019, 12:07:50 AM
He shouldn't retire. He should've started v Dublin

Irreplaceable

Shouldn't be let retire
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 27, 2019, 12:56:30 AM
He shouldn't retire. He should've started v Dublin

Irreplaceable

Shouldn't be let retire

I think the last game he started was against Armagh. Given the impact role since then for a reason and why he's decided to retire (mileage on the clock)

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: fearsiuil on August 27, 2019, 01:27:26 AM
He shouldn't retire. He should've started v Dublin

Irreplaceable

Shouldn't be let retire

100%

Had the debate tonight in local and would say he could go on no bother. Most influential Mayo forward of my near enough half century . 

One of all time Mayo greats.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: From the Bunker on August 27, 2019, 01:55:42 AM
He shouldn't retire. He should've started v Dublin

Irreplaceable

Shouldn't be let retire

100%

Had the debate tonight in local and would say he could go on no bother. Most influential Mayo forward of my near enough half century . 

One of all time Mayo greats.

He's nearly 36. Running a successful business. Has a young family. Sometimes you have to put your family first.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: fearsiuil on August 27, 2019, 02:13:37 AM
He shouldn't retire. He should've started v Dublin

Irreplaceable

Shouldn't be let retire

100%

Had the debate tonight in local and would say he could go on no bother. Most influential Mayo forward of my near enough half century . 

One of all time Mayo greats.

He's nearly 36. Running a successful business. Has a young family. Sometimes you have to put your family first.
His business thrives on his profile - more power to him. Thought he was underused this championship. 
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on August 27, 2019, 04:58:07 AM
An absolute Mayo stalwart down the years.  I didn't think he would get near the player he turned out to be when he came on the IC scene first.  His hard work and dedication in achieving that would be a great lesson to any young lad starting out today.  I wish him well in his retirement and hope he has a few years left in him to enjoy with his club.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Gold on August 27, 2019, 08:10:52 AM
He shouldn't retire. He should've started v Dublin

Irreplaceable

Shouldn't be let retire

I think the last game he started was against Armagh. Given the impact role since then for a reason and why he's decided to retire (mileage on the clock)

My point about him having to start v Dublin was that there is no point bringing on your goal getter or goal or score maker after the game is gone and your 12 points down. He HAD to start

Very very poor by Horan

Him and Star Donaghey best players to watch for me in recent years... Love a ball winner from ball kicked in early... Electric atmosphere, the football we all love

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 27, 2019, 01:43:19 PM
He can go back to being a Rossie again now.

Can he really? Such scummy comments on stolensheep about him I'm not sure he would.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rossfan on August 27, 2019, 01:50:11 PM
He is a Rossie to start with ;)
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: TheGreatest on August 27, 2019, 01:51:20 PM
Good player, a servant of 17 years to the cause is to be admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 27, 2019, 02:40:52 PM
He shouldn't retire. He should've started v Dublin

Irreplaceable

Shouldn't be let retire

I think the last game he started was against Armagh. Given the impact role since then for a reason and why he's decided to retire (mileage on the clock)

My point about him having to start v Dublin was that there is no point bringing on your goal getter or goal or score maker after the game is gone and your 12 points down. He HAD to start

Very very poor by Horan

Him and Star Donaghey best players to watch for me in recent years... Love a ball winner from ball kicked in early... Electric atmosphere, the football we all love

Mayo tactics 1st half wasn't based on goal creating, scoring or kicking the ball in early. Their focus was on defending in numbers, intensity in the tackle, ball retainment and the majority of their points taking came from long range shooting.

Horan wasn't that poor in that regard, afterall they led Dublin by 2 points and held them to 0-6 in the 1st half.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on August 27, 2019, 02:45:39 PM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: The Trap on August 27, 2019, 03:06:20 PM
Always thought Andy Moran was fantastic and loved seeing how he created space for himself even when he lost a bit of space. One of my favourite players. However I was disappointed with how he threw in the towel in his last appearance. I know he was put on too late but he literally didn't try a leg!
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: TheGreatest on August 27, 2019, 03:30:32 PM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.

I dont think he deserved it that year. There was a bit of a campaign to give it to him.

His average per game was 3.3, O Connor's was 7.5 and Rocks 6.7, Mayo played a lot of games that year against weak opposition. And its not always about the players who score, James McCarthy should of won it.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: rodney trotter on August 27, 2019, 03:33:59 PM
The commentators frequently mentioned his age this year, 35,like it was incredible he was playing County football at that age. Bernard Brogan is the same age. Aidan O Mahony and Marc O Se played with Kerry at 36..
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2019, 03:47:23 PM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.

I dont think he deserved it that year. There was a bit of a campaign to give it to him.

His average per game was 3.3, O Connor's was 7.5 and Rocks 6.7, Mayo played a lot of games that year against weak opposition. And its not always about the players who score, James McCarthy should of won it.

The other two are free takers.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: whitey on August 27, 2019, 03:58:09 PM
The commentators frequently mentioned his age this year, 35,like it was incredible he was playing County football at that age. Bernard Brogan is the same age. Aidan O Mahony and Marc O Se played with Kerry at 36..

How many of them had a torn crucial knee ligament and came back even stronger
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Tubberman on August 27, 2019, 04:10:38 PM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.

I dont think he deserved it that year. There was a bit of a campaign to give it to him.

His average per game was 3.3, O Connor's was 7.5 and Rocks 6.7, Mayo played a lot of games that year against weak opposition. And its not always about the players who score, James McCarthy should of won it.

You can't just say fair play to him, and wish him well in retirement?
You have to try to tarnish what he achieved? 
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on August 27, 2019, 04:13:50 PM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.

I dont think he deserved it that year. There was a bit of a campaign to give it to him.

His average per game was 3.3, O Connor's was 7.5 and Rocks 6.7, Mayo played a lot of games that year against weak opposition. And its not always about the players who score, James McCarthy should of won it.


I don't know where to start with such a reply. Was a debate about some recent winners but Andy Moran fully deserved his footballer of the year award in 2017.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: rodney trotter on August 27, 2019, 04:32:36 PM
The commentators frequently mentioned his age this year, 35,like it was incredible he was playing County football at that age. Bernard Brogan is the same age. Aidan O Mahony and Marc O Se played with Kerry at 36..

How many of them had a torn crucial knee ligament and came back even stronger

 It's not a dig at Moran.
Brogan is back from a cruciate. He isn't starting for Dublin but would be starting for most Counties. Brogan was hardly impressed busting himself to back into shape and Connolly strolls into the panel for the final 2 months of championship ,and was included in the 26 man panel v Mayo, ..
.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2019, 04:46:16 PM
Brogan was apparently injured for that match though.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: rodney trotter on August 27, 2019, 04:49:10 PM
Don't recall any mention of him being injured for the Mayo game. He came on the previous week against Tyrone and impressed..
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: imtommygunn on August 27, 2019, 04:51:26 PM
He got a big hit end of that Tyrone game(it was accidental by the look of it) which apparently took him out of the Mayo game. I think I read it here  mind you rather than a "reputable" source but wouldn't be surprised as he took a big enough knock.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: seafoid on August 27, 2019, 05:33:50 PM
Thanks for the memories Andy. Pity he didn't get the All Ireland medal he craved.
There were structural reasons behind that.
The future will probably look on now differently.
He lost 5 all Ireland finals but it’s different to say DB .

A bit cryptic there seafóid?
You'll have to break that down for me.
I think the x in a row all Irelands will come with an asterisk

Other Mayo stalwarts lost serial finals when the team wasn't good enough but
you couldn't say  the last 3 losses lacked quality players .

Gaelic football is currently down a rabbithole managed by the Bodach,
 a very long way from business as usual.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: dublin7 on August 27, 2019, 06:55:04 PM
Don't recall any mention of him being injured for the Mayo game. He came on the previous week against Tyrone and impressed..

Brogan took an elbow to the jaw right at the end of the Tyrone game. It swelled up so much he wasn't considered for the Mayo game.

Moran has done brilliantly to come back from a cruciate injutty at his age to play as long and as successfully as he has. Worrying thing for Mayo is that they tried to move on from him, but they had to keep going back to him even in the last few years. Not only has he been Mayo's best forward but he also has been a real leader in the forwards for them and wil be badly missed for that alone.

I personally thought he was lucky to get POTY in 2017, but the media story was all about Mayo falling short yet again that year so I can see why he got it.  For me James McCarthy was outstanding in both league and championship that year and I think should have won it. Last 15 min of the final he was immense and led Dublin that year.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Sportacus on August 27, 2019, 09:59:49 PM
I wish Andy Moran well.  I saw him three times this year and his movement transformed the Mayo attack when he was on the field.  They will miss him.  Played in 6 All Ireland Finals which is more than most of us ever dreamed of.  I always thought he got hauled ashore a bit too quickly in recent seasons. ( same with Boyle).
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: macdanger2 on August 27, 2019, 10:15:38 PM
Class player. Thanks for the memories Andy, enjoy your retirement
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Ball Hopper on August 27, 2019, 10:56:59 PM
Top, Top Player.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 28, 2019, 12:56:49 AM
One of my favourite Mayo players and yes he made the Kerry and Tyrone teams of yesteryear. Serious player before injury that caused him too loose Lot of pace but his sheer ability made up for that.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: tonto1888 on August 28, 2019, 09:25:20 AM
A fantastic player who gave his all. Hope he enjoys his retirement
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: imtommygunn on August 28, 2019, 01:58:31 PM
I saw him in sigerson years ago up in Belfast and thought his movement was better than anything I'd ever seen. I was surprised it took him so long to make the breakthrough for Mayo but when he did he was fantastic. He had to be admired for his work rate and intelligence of movement. Without him Mayo wouldn't have had the great teams they have had over the last half a dozen years.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Owen Brannigan on August 28, 2019, 06:32:01 PM
The question is, how does Andy Moran compare with Ciaran McDonnell?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: omaghjoe on August 28, 2019, 06:45:36 PM
The question is, how does Andy Moran compare with Ciaran McDonnell?

In terms off what....
Football style?
haircut?
Football Ability?
Fan adorability?
Personality?
Attitude?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Owen Brannigan on August 28, 2019, 07:09:33 PM
The question is, how does Andy Moran compare with Ciaran McDonnell?

In terms off what....
Football style?
haircut?
Football Ability?
Fan adorability?
Personality?
Attitude?

Where do Mayo people rank these football greats?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: stephenite on August 29, 2019, 01:43:53 AM
The question is, how does Andy Moran compare with Ciaran McDonnell?

In terms off what....
Football style?
haircut?
Football Ability?
Fan adorability?
Personality?
Attitude?

Where do Mayo people rank these football greats?

I'd take Andy every day of the week
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: galwayman on August 29, 2019, 06:06:41 AM
As an inside forward - his movement/runs off the ball were just top class.
Some man to get a yard for himself with clever movement.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: fearsiuil on August 29, 2019, 10:28:13 AM
The question is, how does Andy Moran compare with Ciaran McDonnell?

In terms off what....
Football style?
haircut?
Football Ability?
Fan adorability?
Personality?
Attitude?

Where do Mayo people rank these football greats?

I'd take Andy every day of the week
Ciaran Mc firing passes in to Andy be a nice watch.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Crete Boom on August 29, 2019, 01:07:35 PM
Although I hated him with a passion when he was wearing the maroon of Crossmolina I would have Ciaran Mac just ahead of Andy.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Lar Naparka on August 29, 2019, 03:11:40 PM
Has to be Supermac because didn't have high  calibre like Kevin Mac, Cillian or Jason Doc playing beside him. Mayo in his time didn't have the bonus of attacking backs, like Leroy, Chris, Boyler etc. foraging upfield to give a dig out.
Andy had the benefit of playing on better quality teams with a more even spread of talent.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: stephenite on August 30, 2019, 12:57:00 AM
I might be wrong, however I took from the tone of the question from Brannigan was that he's trying trying to elicit whether or not Mayo people valued an enigmatic genius over a more functional player (of undoubted quality) with an amazing work ethic and spectacular attitude.

Mac was a spectacularly gifted player, however he spent time unavailable to Mayo for various reasons. Andy Moran would have been sub-keeper if that was what was asked of him.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: From the Bunker on August 30, 2019, 01:09:33 AM
The question is, how does Andy Moran compare with Ciaran McDonnell?

In terms off what....
Football style?
haircut?
Football Ability?
Fan adorability?
Personality?
Attitude?

Where do Mayo people rank these football greats?

I'd take Andy every day of the week
Ciaran Mc firing passes in to Andy be a nice watch.

Were they on the pitch together in the AI Final in 2006?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: whitey on August 30, 2019, 01:21:28 AM
I might be wrong, however I took from the tone of the question from Brannigan was that he's trying trying to elicit whether or not Mayo people valued an enigmatic genius over a more functional player (of undoubted quality) with an amazing work ethic and spectacular attitude.

Mac was a spectacularly gifted player, however he spent time unavailable to Mayo for various reasons. Andy Moran would have been sub-keeper if that was what was asked of him.

Did you ever see Padraig Brogan play in his prime? 
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: J70 on August 30, 2019, 01:46:20 AM
I might be wrong, however I took from the tone of the question from Brannigan was that he's trying trying to elicit whether or not Mayo people valued an enigmatic genius over a more functional player (of undoubted quality) with an amazing work ethic and spectacular attitude.

Mac was a spectacularly gifted player, however he spent time unavailable to Mayo for various reasons. Andy Moran would have been sub-keeper if that was what was asked of him.

Did you ever see Padraig Brogan play in his prime?

I remember the reaction when he came on against Donegal in the '92 semi a couple of months after going back to Mayo! :D
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: stephenite on August 30, 2019, 02:05:12 AM
I might be wrong, however I took from the tone of the question from Brannigan was that he's trying trying to elicit whether or not Mayo people valued an enigmatic genius over a more functional player (of undoubted quality) with an amazing work ethic and spectacular attitude.

Mac was a spectacularly gifted player, however he spent time unavailable to Mayo for various reasons. Andy Moran would have been sub-keeper if that was what was asked of him.

Did you ever see Padraig Brogan play in his prime?

Yes
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: TheGreatest on August 30, 2019, 09:09:22 AM
I went to the off the ball event in St Vincents the other night, i have to say that Andy Moran is a sound man. Well able to talk, some good stories and came accross very well. Honest and genuine and held no grudges or regrets about his playing career. Id say hes good buachaill to go for a few pints with.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rossfan on August 30, 2019, 09:50:02 AM
i have to say that Andy Moran is a sound man. Well able to talk, some good stories and came accross very well. Honest and genuine ..... Id say hes good buachaill to go for a few pints with.
Just a normal Roscommon man. ;)
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Rudi on August 30, 2019, 09:57:42 AM
Andy came across as a choir boy, the sort of lad you would love to see your daughter dating. For me he was a fantastic ambassador for Mayo and gaa in general. He left everything on the pitch, did not fall out with too many people, how anyone would take McDonald (talented, but he knew it) over the dependable Andy is beyond me. He had huge ability to ghost away from defenders, fine player enjoy retirement.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: whitey on August 30, 2019, 01:30:31 PM
I might be wrong, however I took from the tone of the question from Brannigan was that he's trying trying to elicit whether or not Mayo people valued an enigmatic genius over a more functional player (of undoubted quality) with an amazing work ethic and spectacular attitude.

Mac was a spectacularly gifted player, however he spent time unavailable to Mayo for various reasons. Andy Moran would have been sub-keeper if that was what was asked of him.

Did you ever see Padraig Brogan play in his prime?

Yes

How would you rate him compared to Andy or Ciarán Mac?

Unfortunately his “prime” at county level lasted a very short period of time
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Crete Boom on August 30, 2019, 03:21:47 PM
i have to say that Andy Moran is a sound man. Well able to talk, some good stories and came accross very well. Honest and genuine ..... Id say hes good buachaill to go for a few pints with.
Just a normal Roscommon man. ;)

https://youtu.be/bVJIg1wEGd8
Fast forward to 29 mins in the video and Andy confirms he knows what county he is from ;)

"You are on about that game in 2006. Never mind the game itself, the game was brilliant but the atmosphere around it like!! We drove into my town , my town would be the first town going into Mayo!! Okay well we say Mayo so my town is the first town in Mayo!!"
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: JimStynes on August 30, 2019, 08:13:29 PM
Are people really picking Moran over Ciaran McDonald. Jesus Christ, short memories.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: rodney trotter on August 30, 2019, 08:56:40 PM
Different type of players.. Not much point comparing them. McDonald was a creative centre forward.. Moran was a ball winner in the full forward line and finisher.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Gold on August 31, 2019, 12:56:48 AM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.

In his supposed prime 2 years ago the idiot manager brought him off in the last 10 with the game in the balance v Dublin
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 31, 2019, 01:17:37 AM
People forget McDonalds free taking bck in 97 in the final I doubt
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: maigheo on August 31, 2019, 01:32:44 AM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.

In his supposed prime 2 years ago the idiot manager brought him off in the last 10 with the game in the balance v Dublin
. The reason Moran went off was because he was injured and if there was a replay would have missed it, but never let the facts get in the way of a good story
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: MayoBuck on August 31, 2019, 01:35:00 AM
Good player, a servent of 17 years to the cause is to my admired. I am being genuine here, in his prime, would he make the Dublin team in the 6 forwards? Or Kerry or Tyrone forward 6 of the noughties?

Seeing that his prime was probably two years ago when named footballer of the year and scored 3-24 from play that summer the short answer would be yes.

In his supposed prime 2 years ago the idiot manager brought him off in the last 10 with the game in the balance v Dublin

He had torn his hamstring at that stage. Didn't play any club football in the 2 months afterwards.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Never beat the deeler on September 09, 2019, 09:47:11 PM
Ger Caff just called it a day.

He had  a tough job In a mayo team that played a high line meaning forwards often received the ball in an ocean of space but his timing in the tackle was gifted.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: macdanger2 on September 09, 2019, 11:53:35 PM
Best of luck with your retirement Ger. One of the few modern full backs who got zero cover because of the way Mayo played and yet made a decent fist of it.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 10, 2019, 12:14:03 AM
Played his best football for Mayo the first time Horan was manager, one of those players that didn't seem to ever full recovery from they injuries he got. Didn't he play corner back instead of full back the year he won his All-Star?

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Never beat the deeler on September 10, 2019, 05:41:46 AM
Played his best football for Mayo the first time Horan was manager, one of those players that didn't seem to ever full recovery from they injuries he got. Didn't he play corner back instead of full back the year he won his All-Star?

No, he was full back all year in 2012
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 10, 2019, 01:29:42 PM
I've been critical of Ger's performances in the past, but he donned the jersey and did more than I ever did. Best of luck. Who'll be next to go?
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on September 10, 2019, 02:27:08 PM
I've been critical of Ger's performances in the past, but he donned the jersey and did more than I ever did. Best of luck. Who'll be next to go?

I'll be surprised if Keith Higgins and David Clarke stay on for another year.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: moysider on September 10, 2019, 02:38:23 PM
Caff wouldn’t have quit if he thought he could get fit enough.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Lar Naparka on September 10, 2019, 02:48:30 PM
Ger Caff just called it a day.

He had  a tough job In a mayo team that played a high line meaning forwards often received the ball in an ocean of space but his timing in the tackle was gifted.
I felt his most natural position would have been corner back. I don't think he had the physical aggression/dirt to be an effective full back, especially when he was left isolated so often.
Good luck to him in his retirement. He always gave 100%.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: oliverkelly on September 10, 2019, 03:53:06 PM
Poor Ger was a scapegoat over on the Mayo Gaa blog anytime he played and Mayo lost in recent years.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: moysider on September 10, 2019, 03:58:29 PM
Poor Ger was a scapegoat over on the Mayo Gaa blog anytime he played and Mayo loast in recent years.

Imagine the abuse he would have got if it was him marking Con O Callaghan a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Blowitupref on October 02, 2019, 04:27:05 PM
Killian Young.

https://www.gaa.ie/news-archive/news/killian-young-retires-from-inter-county-football/?fbclid=IwAR04C4rpWRjQahaZVDtofuTFSV_dbgJ1avxoUX5K3IUfis0lT7xlcBUVelw
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: tonto1888 on October 14, 2019, 05:46:02 PM
Charlie Vernon calls it a day with armagh
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: gallsman on October 14, 2019, 08:41:42 PM
Charlie Vernon we the physical prototype for modern footballers. I remember his quads having quads when he was about 18/19.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: GetOverTheBar on October 15, 2019, 09:56:20 AM
Charlie Vernon we the physical prototype for modern footballers. I remember his quads having quads when he was about 18/19.

Always thought he was wasted in Full Back for Armagh, a great player. Great lad too.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: tonto1888 on October 24, 2019, 01:08:47 PM
Bernard Brogan has called it a day with Dublin
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: joemamas on October 24, 2019, 01:31:11 PM
Bernard Brogan has called it a day with Dublin

A very good player, wish him well.

Btw will avoid all irish media for the next few days due to the impending OTT lovefest .

Would it be fair to say that a lot of these Dublin/former Dublin players have P.R managers in order to stay relevant even after they retire.

Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: seafoid on October 24, 2019, 01:50:07 PM
Bernard Brogan has called it a day with Dublin
7 all Irelands. This was decided by a committee
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: Dinny Breen on October 24, 2019, 01:58:14 PM
A very good player but not a great player. Has maximised his profile off the pitch, he won't be going away for a while. Thursday morning must be the optimal time to get exposure.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: square_ball on October 24, 2019, 02:09:00 PM
Bernard Brogan has called it a day with Dublin

A very good player, wish him well.

Btw will avoid all irish media for the next few days due to the impending OTT lovefest .

Would it be fair to say that a lot of these Dublin/former Dublin players have P.R managers in order to stay relevant even after they retire.

He has made a lovely tribute video for himself with Lowry, O’Driscoll wishing him well. Or sorry his staff have done it without his knowledge I’m sure.

An excellent player none the less. Always enjoyed watching him play in his peak years.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: macdanger2 on October 24, 2019, 02:24:44 PM
Have to say I thought he was class, always seemed like a decent enough fella too

Best of luck in retirement
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: imtommygunn on October 24, 2019, 03:02:00 PM
Cracking player. Unmarkable on his day which he had quite a few of for a good few years even when Dublin were a good bit weaker than they are now.
Title: Re: Retirements
Post by: omaghjoe on October 24, 2019, 03:38:07 PM
Great footballer, thought it was him more than any other single player that brought Dublin into their hyper successful era
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Post by: Rossfan on October 24, 2019, 04:23:57 PM
Best of luck to him on his retirement.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on October 24, 2019, 04:42:45 PM
Happy retirement Bernard, at his peak he was as good as any forward I seen in my lifetime.
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Post by: Rossfan on October 24, 2019, 06:49:09 PM
He's in the Late Late tomorrow night ::)
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Post by: Lar Naparka on October 24, 2019, 07:54:04 PM
Happy retirement Bernard, at his peak he was as good as any forward I seen in my lifetime.
I'd agree with that. In his prime he was a class act and seems to be a helluva nice, unassuming individual. I wish him well in his retirement.
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Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on October 24, 2019, 08:36:24 PM
Bernard Brogan has called it a day with Dublin

Great player, great guy, first to really monetise it.
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Post by: From the Bunker on October 24, 2019, 08:37:48 PM
13 Leinster titles, 7 Al Titles! Some medal haul! A fine player well rewarded for his football skills!
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Post by: heffo on October 25, 2019, 05:36:20 PM
A very good player but not a great player.

They set very high standards for greatness in Kildare.

You must have missed his big game record.

Top class forward
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Post by: thejuice on October 25, 2019, 06:13:18 PM
Last of the startled earwigs??
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Post by: TabClear on October 25, 2019, 06:18:09 PM
Bernard Brogan has called it a day with Dublin

One of the best of the last 15 years. In his prime he was unmarkable
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Post by: Blowitupref on October 25, 2019, 06:25:48 PM
Last of the startled earwigs??

A great term for getting hammered. Andrews,O'Sullivan,Cluxton,Connolly played in that game also.
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Post by: highorlow on October 25, 2019, 11:21:52 PM
Ryan Tub asked the King if the Hill tonight where he would be watching the All Ireland next year.

Beyond hope for the rest of us at this stage.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 05, 2019, 11:44:56 AM
Frank McGlynn.
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Post by: J70 on November 05, 2019, 03:31:00 PM
14 years at intercounty senior level. Five Ulsters, one AI, another final.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 05, 2019, 05:04:41 PM
14 years at intercounty senior level. Five Ulsters, one AI, another final.

From journalist Kieran Cunningham

Frank McGlynn has no social media accounts. Always wore black boots. Asked for his hobbies in a Q and A in a match programme, he went for darts and cards.
Pre-match meal? Soup with spuds.
Favourite meal? Turkey and ham. With a Club Shandy.
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 05, 2019, 06:20:05 PM
Frank McGlynn - One of the most under-rated players of the last decade.
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Post by: Angelo on November 05, 2019, 06:26:08 PM
Frank McGlynn - One of the most under-rated players of the last decade.

Absolutely, one of the best footballers to play in the last decade. A player who could do it all. In the McGuinness era, he was every bit as important as Lacey or Murphy.
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Post by: Gael85 on November 05, 2019, 06:53:43 PM
Eoghan O'Gara retired. Made a huge contribution to Dublin team over the years.
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Post by: BennyCake on November 05, 2019, 06:56:02 PM
McGlynn had a great engine. No Messing or no aul shite with him. Great servant.
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Post by: heffo on November 06, 2019, 02:05:57 PM
Eoghan O'Gara retired. Made a huge contribution to Dublin team over the years.

His goal v Tyrone in 2010 was a real turning point for Dublin
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Post by: Schkite on November 06, 2019, 04:18:45 PM
McGlynn was always one of my favourites from that Donegal side. Reliable, no nonsense, he popped up at important moments frequently, and as some have said already - there was no aul shite with him. Agree with the sentiment that he's one of the more underrated players of that period, probably mostly due to him not being one for the limelight, but proper GAA folk know his worth.
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Post by: regal on November 06, 2019, 11:37:15 PM
McGlynn was always one of my favourites from that Donegal side. Reliable, no nonsense, he popped up at important moments frequently, and as some have said already - there was no aul shite with him. Agree with the sentiment that he's one of the more underrated players of that period, probably mostly due to him not being one for the limelight, but proper GAA folk know his worth.

Agree with all of this. Super footballer
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Post by: Rossfan on November 15, 2019, 05:55:24 PM
May or may not be retirements but Ger Brennan and Jamie Malone of Clare taking a break for 2020.
Likewise McAliskey of Tyrone.
Worrying rumours in these parts too :(
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 15, 2019, 06:44:37 PM
May or may not be retirements but Ger Brennan and Jamie Malone of Clare taking a break for 2020.
Likewise McAliskey of Tyrone.
Worrying rumours in these parts too :(

Will make staying in division 2 tough for Clare.
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Post by: seafoid on November 15, 2019, 07:00:04 PM
14 years at intercounty senior level. Five Ulsters, one AI, another final.

From journalist Kieran Cunningham

Frank McGlynn has no social media accounts. Always wore black boots. Asked for his hobbies in a Q and A in a match programme, he went for darts and cards.
Pre-match meal? Soup with spuds.
Favourite meal? Turkey and ham. With a Club Shandy.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RNF36/status/1191729385126191104
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Post by: Schkite on November 27, 2019, 07:19:13 PM
Vinny Corey and Dessie Mone both announced their retirements today, 2 of the all time great servants to Monaghan football.

No surprise really with Banty coming back in, Malachy leaving seemed like a natural point for them both to bow out on too, but that's a serious amount of experience leaving the dressing room. They've been part of the county team since 2003 and 2004 respectively. They owe Monaghan football absolutely nothing and their presence will certainly be missed.


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Post by: under the bar on November 27, 2019, 11:15:54 PM
Vinny Corey and Dessie Mone both announced their retirements today, 2 of the all time great servants to Monaghan football.

No surprise really with Banty coming back in, Malachy leaving seemed like a natural point for them both to bow out on too, but that's a serious amount of experience leaving the dressing room. They've been part of the county team since 2003 and 2004 respectively. They owe Monaghan football absolutely nothing and their presence will certainly be missed.

+1
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Post by: Gael85 on November 30, 2019, 12:29:14 AM
Vinny Corey and Dessie Mone both announced their retirements today, 2 of the all time great servants to Monaghan football.

No surprise really with Banty coming back in, Malachy leaving seemed like a natural point for them both to bow out on too, but that's a serious amount of experience leaving the dressing room. They've been part of the county team since 2003 and 2004 respectively. They owe Monaghan football absolutely nothing and their presence will certainly be missed.

Both played their first and last championship game against Armagh. Corey in 03, Mone 04.

Vinny Corey played 62 championship games scoring 3-8
Dessie Malone played 58 championship games scoring 1-12
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Post by: Rossfan on November 30, 2019, 09:32:33 AM
Best wishes to both.
Great service by both for the Monaghan cause.
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Post by: marty34 on November 30, 2019, 10:44:19 AM
Great servants to the Farney cause - some experience between the two of them.
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Post by: BennyCake on November 30, 2019, 12:57:51 PM
Jim Gavin has stepped down.

He was up a ladder painting.
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Post by: seafoid on November 30, 2019, 01:07:08 PM
https://www.dublingaa.ie/news/jim-gavin-departs-as-dublin-manager
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Post by: RedHand88 on November 30, 2019, 01:13:40 PM
There is light at the end of the tunnel!
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Post by: tonto1888 on November 30, 2019, 01:36:31 PM
Didn’t see that coming. Cluxton next to go?
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 30, 2019, 01:59:08 PM
There is light at the end of the tunnel!


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Post by: From the Bunker on November 30, 2019, 02:03:21 PM
If Pat Gilroy takes over the reigns, It will be business as usual!
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 30, 2019, 02:08:53 PM
Didn’t see that coming. Cluxton next to go?

Was plenty of hints from the players in the media, a bit strange he didn't call quits after the All Ireland final replay. He showed more emotion after that final win than others, clearly it was a goodbye to incredible journey.
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Post by: rodney trotter on November 30, 2019, 02:34:46 PM
Dessie Farrell probaly likely successor. He managed plenty of them at Minor and U21
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Post by: Rossfan on December 19, 2019, 10:47:03 AM
I see Terry Hyland has retired Emlyn Mulligan!
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Post by: Cunny Funt on December 19, 2019, 11:31:59 AM
I see Terry Hyland has retired Emlyn Mulligan!

Seems like Hyland didn't take to kindly to him walking away from the panel last summer. Reading his interview today, he's not retired but knows he won't play for Leitrim again until a new manager is in place.
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Post by: heffo on December 19, 2019, 02:05:16 PM
I see Terry Hyland has retired Emlyn Mulligan!

Seems like Hyland didn't take to kindly to him walking away from the panel last summer. Reading his interview today, he's not retired but knows he won't play for Leitrim again until a new manager is in place.

He announced his retirement then he expected to not contact the manager to make himself available but for the manager to go cap in hand to him?
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Post by: Ethan Tremblay on December 19, 2019, 02:51:14 PM
From reading the HoganStand article, he said he walked away for the sake of his mental health, as he was only back from a serious injury and wasn't on the starting team, don't think he classed it as a retirement. 

Not sure who should be contacting who in this situation? Is it not the managers job to make these enquiries?
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Post by: Cunny Funt on December 19, 2019, 06:57:58 PM
I see Terry Hyland has retired Emlyn Mulligan!

Seems like Hyland didn't take to kindly to him walking away from the panel last summer. Reading his interview today, he's not retired but knows he won't play for Leitrim again until a new manager is in place.

He announced his retirement then he expected to not contact the manager to make himself available but for the manager to go cap in hand to him?

I don't believe he ever did that, just walked away after the provincial championship exit last summer, (that will happen plentyful next summer for players from the "lesser" counties) Going by his recent interview he expected to return for the 2020 season but Hyland has moved on without him.
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Post by: Westside on December 22, 2019, 02:28:51 PM
"As much as my mind wanted me to stay, the knees were starting to give me a lot of trouble. I was having to ice them constantly. Not starting the last day was maybe the push I needed to call it quits. I won’t say I’m retired, but it’ll be good to go back and give the club my full commitment for a while"

Now he's saying the body still feels as good as it ever has... A large ego who looks out for No. 1, his absence will be better for Leitrim in the long term.
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Post by: BennyCake on January 10, 2020, 05:23:42 PM
Cian Mackey retired from Cavan
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Post by: Captain Obvious on January 10, 2020, 05:44:07 PM
Cian Mackey retired from Cavan

Good player, could score some long range points that few other Cavan forwards. Made his debut in 2005? Serious commitment to the cause
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Post by: rodney trotter on January 10, 2020, 06:07:24 PM
A great player.
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Post by: The Hill is Blue on January 10, 2020, 06:10:39 PM
Clucko is staying on  ;)
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Post by: Lar Naparka on January 10, 2020, 10:08:30 PM
Clucko is staying on  ;)
So is Dermo. Glad to see the pair are staying on. Pure class, the pair of them.
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Post by: mrdeeds on January 10, 2020, 10:11:57 PM
Cian Mackey retired from Cavan

Good player, could score some long range points that few other Cavan forwards. Made his debut in 2005? Serious commitment to the cause

Yeah 2005 while still a minor.
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Post by: Itchy on January 11, 2020, 10:26:01 AM
Cian Mackey retired from Cavan

Good player, could score some long range points that few other Cavan forwards. Made his debut in 2005? Serious commitment to the cause

Yeah 2005 while still a minor.

Mixed feeling on this. Grateful for all the great games he played but also a sense of he could've been better went on longer if his discipline and professionalism was better and I think he will regret that when he gets to 40. Sounds harsh but that's how I see it.
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Post by: Captain Obvious on January 28, 2020, 06:20:07 PM
Another 2012 Donegal All Ireland winner retires. Leo McLoone.
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Post by: J70 on January 28, 2020, 07:05:47 PM
Another 2012 Donegal All Ireland winner retires. Leo McLoone.

An underrated player at inter county level, Leo. Often popped up with an important and nicely finished goal, and a very good ball carrier and winner. Rory Gallagher sidelined him one season, and I could never understand why. Was arguably the best performer through the season in the U21 team that lost the 2010 AI to Dublin when Murphy missed the last minute penalty.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on April 26, 2020, 04:02:04 PM
Kieran Fitzgerald announces his retirement, some career he had.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/galway-and-corofin-stalwart-kieran-fitzgerald-announces-his-retirement-39157902.html?
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Post by: From the Bunker on April 26, 2020, 06:33:02 PM
Kieran Fitzgerald announces his retirement, some career he had.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/galway-and-corofin-stalwart-kieran-fitzgerald-announces-his-retirement-39157902.html?

Yes, and hit with the death of his girlfriend Mairead Meehan (sister of the Meehans Caltra) in 2007.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 26, 2020, 11:50:06 PM
Kieran Fitzgerald announces his retirement, some career he had.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/galway-and-corofin-stalwart-kieran-fitzgerald-announces-his-retirement-39157902.html?

A fantastic (and long) career. And a sound fella to boot.
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Post by: Duine Eile on April 27, 2020, 10:15:14 PM
Kieran Fitzgerald announces his retirement, some career he had.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/galway-and-corofin-stalwart-kieran-fitzgerald-announces-his-retirement-39157902.html?

Yes, and hit with the death of his girlfriend Mairead Meehan (sister of the Meehans Caltra) in 2007.

Not sure what place that has here, I don’t think Kieran himself would appreciate comments like that.
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Post by: From the Bunker on April 29, 2020, 12:29:04 AM
Kieran Fitzgerald announces his retirement, some career he had.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/galway-and-corofin-stalwart-kieran-fitzgerald-announces-his-retirement-39157902.html?

Yes, and hit with the death of his girlfriend Mairead Meehan (sister of the Meehans Caltra) in 2007.

Not sure what place that has here, I don’t think Kieran himself would appreciate comments like that.

Did not mean any malice. It was not meant in distaste more in an acknowledgement of this strife against struggles in his life. Apologies if offence was caused.  :-[
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Post by: Cunny Funt on July 04, 2020, 03:20:18 PM
Daniel St Ledger has brought the curtain down on his inter-county career with Carlow.
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Post by: Gael85 on July 06, 2020, 06:47:41 PM
Daniel St Ledger has brought the curtain down on his inter-county career with Carlow.

Great servant to Carlow football.  Must of played every position bar goal for his county. Think he originally from Clare.
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Post by: trueblue1234 on September 22, 2020, 10:29:53 PM
Colm Cavanagh. A great player that overcame a lot of negativity within the county to become a fantastic player for Tyrone. A real leader gone from the squad.
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Post by: From the Bunker on September 22, 2020, 10:36:28 PM
Colm Cavanagh. A great player that overcame a lot of negativity within the county to become a fantastic player for Tyrone. A real leader gone from the squad.

With such a late announcement, you'd be thinking he does not see a AI Championship taking place!
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Post by: Angelo on September 23, 2020, 12:27:45 PM
Colm Cavanagh. A great player that overcame a lot of negativity within the county to become a fantastic player for Tyrone. A real leader gone from the squad.

With such a late announcement, you'd be thinking he does not see a AI Championship taking place!

Struggling with a few injuries I think and a first round knockout game against Donegal probably hastened it.
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Post by: Blowitupref on September 24, 2020, 12:42:45 AM
Peter Kelly (Kildare) has announced his retirement from inter-county football this evening.

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Post by: mouview on September 25, 2020, 10:32:43 PM
Gary Sice 'unretired' for Galway this week.