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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #300 on: October 07, 2012, 12:36:06 AM »
It is some gesture alright as there is the obvious risk of the donor developing kidney issues in later life and not having a ready standby. Big balls.

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« Reply #301 on: October 07, 2012, 12:43:02 AM »
As a pundit he is someone who could be shot with a ball of his own shite over and over again.

As an everyday person though there's not many other acts of selflessness you can do at least if you're not dead from doing so. A brilliant gesture.

Agree with your summation of his punditry, and yes, fairs dues, it was a very decent deed.

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« Reply #302 on: October 07, 2012, 12:56:09 AM »
Unbelievable gesture by anyone's standards, takes a very special person to choose to donate one of their organs, not too many would have the bottle to do what Joe has done in this situation ... unreal is an understatement!

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #303 on: October 07, 2012, 02:50:34 AM »
A genuine candidate for Irishman of the year

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #305 on: October 07, 2012, 06:24:18 PM »
It's an absolutely brilliant story and it would do your heart good to think that there are decent skins like that out there in the world.

I think it's also important to praise his wife and brothers who were also willing to donate, but I suppose the fact that Joe was a relative stranger makes it even more fantastic.

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« Reply #306 on: October 07, 2012, 06:38:52 PM »
'the taj mahal of kidneys' ;D

quality. great story. well played joe

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #307 on: October 07, 2012, 08:19:30 PM »
I've always liked Joes look on the game, he's not a man that sits on the fence and he purposely winds people up, far better than any of the other boys
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« Reply #308 on: October 07, 2012, 08:24:19 PM »
i've met joe a couple of times and had a drink with him before the aif in 2002 when he was on his way to rte. hes a great man for a bit of craic. this kidney donation shows him in a completely different light. this is a very brave act hard enough for someone whos related to you never mind anyone else. very manly, a true friend. he'll be full of craic about this and make light of it, but its a great thing to do.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #309 on: October 07, 2012, 09:01:44 PM »
I like Brolly. Years ago we were sitting outside Cutter's Wharf on a lovely summers evening. Mate of mine from Tyrone came back from the bar with a round and said out loud.."that wee wnaker Joe Brolly's in there. I'm gonna fcuk him into the Lagan." Next thing Brolly arrives out with a tray full of drink for 3 or 4 women companions at the next table to us who had obviously heard what our Tyrone friend said. They made a point of telling him that he had a fan at the next table. He came over and had the banter and was great crack all night. Sound bloke.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #310 on: October 07, 2012, 09:52:00 PM »
Fair play to Joe Brolly.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #311 on: October 08, 2012, 12:09:55 AM »
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What Joe has done is one of the most selfless acts any person could do for another. As the saying goes, to save the life of one man is to save all of humanity.

What Joe has done makes us all proud to be part of the GAA community



That his mother comes from Tyrone makes us even prouder and explains the altruism
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #312 on: October 08, 2012, 10:10:25 AM »
I've often planned to have him wake up in a bath of ice with 2 kidney sized holes either side of his belly, but the fact that he did it of his own volition to a cousin he hardly knows shows great generousity, especially when you consider that on average, donating a kidney removes 10 years off your life.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #313 on: October 08, 2012, 10:20:08 AM »
I've always admired Joe. Always liked his style. Always thought he had a great mind and was brilliant at his getting his point across.

But to volunteer to donate a kidney to a friend who was unrelated apart from a love of football is just mindblowing.

What can you say about such a selfless act ?


Joe talks a lot on tv and he can talk.

He was able to walk the walk as well but this takes him to a different level.

It's hard to find words for this.


Well done Joe.

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« Reply #314 on: October 08, 2012, 11:22:24 AM »
He is a GS of the highest order on the tv, always cutting across the other pundits and dragging out his points. Fair play for him for donating a kidney a selfless act.