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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #510 on: January 19, 2010, 08:29:55 PM »
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« Reply #511 on: January 19, 2010, 08:34:37 PM »
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In a statement, a company spokeswoman said: "Casper touched many people's lives and clearly had a very exciting life - travelling around Plymouth and who knows where else.

"I suspect he's now exploring heaven and is telling all the other cats up there about the many adventures he had."

Now, I'm an animal lover but....well I've no words  :-\

It's a very nice story about the cat but worthy of the bbc news?  and btw, how did they know what stop he wanted off at??
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #512 on: January 19, 2010, 08:51:52 PM »
He'll always be the voice of rugby for me. RIP Bill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgytaTDGeg
I remember back in the 80s when RTE's coverage used to drop out mid match, it was always a treat when they had to switch over to the BBC feed and we'd have Bill commentating instead.

He came from the Cyril Farrell school of analysing rough play. A player getting decapitated was "a bit of argy bargy"!  ;D

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #513 on: January 21, 2010, 10:34:32 AM »
RIP Bill McLaren, the voice of rugby.

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« Reply #514 on: January 21, 2010, 11:59:22 PM »
Legend alright... is no characters like that now apart from Micheal O Muircheartaigh and yer man does the darts. Are all like plain voices like George Hamilton and Ger Canning etc...

Famous Bill McLaren quotes:
"I'm no hod carrier but I'd be laying bricks if he was running at me." (in reference to Jonah Lomu)

"It's high enough, it's long enough and it's straight enough!!!"

"The All Blacks that day looked like great prophets of doom."

"He's as quick as a trout up a burn."

"That one was a bit inebriated - just like one of my golf shots."

"Those props are as cunning as a bag o' weasels."

"He's like a demented ferret up a wee drainpipe."

"He's like a raging bull with a bad head."

On Phil Bennett: "They say down at Stradey that if ever you catch him you get to make a wish."

On Grant Batty: "He plays like a runaway bullet."

"A day out of Hawick is a day wasted."

And it's a try by Hika the hooker from Ngongotaha (Wales v New Zealand 1980).

"I've hardly ever had to pay to get in (the best thing in his view about 50 years of commentary at rugby matches)."



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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #515 on: January 23, 2010, 12:15:16 PM »
As an older poster here I was sadden to read this item on the BBC website.

British film actress Jean Simmons, who played Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and sang with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls, has died aged 80.

She was stunningly beautiful in the Origional Spartacus and she also appeared in the Thornbirds.

Many she Rest In Peace.

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« Reply #516 on: January 23, 2010, 12:39:48 PM »
did yer man mclaren always come out with "and they'll be dancin in the streets of glasgow/cardiff/dublin tonight" etc depending on who had won a big important match....

or have i jus created that from my youthful memory?  :-[

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« Reply #517 on: January 23, 2010, 01:53:37 PM »
yep that was him. It made sense, unlike the commentator, upon Raith ROvers beating Celtic in the League Cup Final, saying that they will be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight. Ofcourse there is no such place
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« Reply #518 on: January 23, 2010, 02:01:42 PM »
yep that was him. It made sense, unlike the commentator, upon Raith ROvers beating Celtic in the League Cup Final, saying that they will be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight. Ofcourse there is no such place

It would be like saying 'they will be dancing in the streets of Derry tonight'. Of course there is no hope because Derry people can't dance.
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« Reply #519 on: January 23, 2010, 02:06:48 PM »
your as bad as that commentator, there is no such place as Derry either !
Thought i would get that in there before my mates from Antrim and Tyrone strike !
and yes i do have mates (not many though) ;D
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« Reply #520 on: January 23, 2010, 03:59:18 PM »
Is that not a Sid Wadell quote from a darts match?
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #521 on: January 23, 2010, 08:01:06 PM »
As an older poster here I was sadden to read this item on the BBC website.

British film actress Jean Simmons, who played Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and sang with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls, has died aged 80.

She was stunningly beautiful in the Origional Spartacus and she also appeared in the Thornbirds.

Many she Rest In Peace.


RIP indeed...You'd wonder how she found time to sing in thon band :P
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #522 on: January 28, 2010, 01:29:36 PM »




Former South Africa flanker Ruben Kruger has died from brain cancer at the age of 39.
Kruger was a key member of the side that won the World Cup on home soil in 1995, scoring a try in the semi-final against France in Durban.
He was named his country's player of the year that season.
"Ruben was the epitome of the Springbok flanker; tough and with an outstanding work ethic," saidSouth African Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins.
"When Ruben was on the field you always knew that the Springboks would not be beaten without a tremendous battle.
"Our prayers have been with him through his battles against illness and it is very sad to hear of his early passing.
"Our thoughts are with his young family and we extend to them our sincerest condolences."
The ex-Cheetahs and Bulls forward, who passed away in a Pretoria hospital late on Wednesday, earned 36 Springbok caps after making his debut in 1993 against Argentina in Buenos Aires.
He played in the 1995 World Cup final against New Zealand - a game immortalised by Nelson Mandela's appearance in a Springbok jersey.
Kruger picked up a serious leg injury against the All Blacks in 1997 and only returned to the Springbok squad for the 1999 World Cup, which would be his swansong because of knee injuries.
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #523 on: January 28, 2010, 02:19:16 PM »
39 years old,far too young to die RIP
will they ever find a cure to that horrible disease.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #524 on: January 28, 2010, 02:22:07 PM »
Mick Higgins aged 87.

Thanks for everything Mick.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/northern_ireland/8485296.stm

Cavan GAA legend Mick Higgins dies at the age of 87 
 
Mick Higgins won three All-Ireland senior football medals
Cavan's 1952 All Ireland winning captain Mick Higgins has died at the age of 87.

The Cavan great won three All Ireland medals, including one from the famous Polo Grounds final in 1947 when the Breffni Blues beat Kerry in New York.

Higgins, whose other All-Ireland win came in 1948, was the last surviving member of the Cavan side of 1947.

He was born in New York and returned to his mother's home town of Kilnaleck in county Cavan at five years of age.

Higgins played in his first Ulster Championship match against Monaghan in 1943 and he clinched his first senior provincial medal in the same year.

Four years later, the Cavan team flew to New York via the Azores for the historic battle for Sam Maguire against the Kingdom.

The game was played in New York to honour the memory of the Irish abroad on the centenary of the height of the Irish famine.

The Cavan team travelled by air and while the trip took 30 hours, it was a lot shorter duration than the Kerry squad's journey to the US by Ocean Liner.

"There was no huge send-off for us in Cavan, but both teams got a good reception in New York when we arrived," recalled Higgins in an interview last year.

"I remember the team stayed in the Commodore Hotel, but I stayed with my relatives."

Around 30,000 spectators watched the game and Higgins recalled the "oppressive heat" at the Polo Grounds.

Higgins and his teammates returned home to a heroes' welcome after a voyage aboard the Queen Mary.

"It was only after we arrived in Southampton that we realised the joy of it all," recalled Higgins.

"Large numbers of Cavan people turned up to see us in London and Birmingham. We were treated like kings in Cavan."

After retaining the title in 1948 by defeating Mayo, Cavan aimed for a three-in-a-row a year later but they were beaten by Meath in the decider.

However, Cavan, skippered by Higgins, got revenge over their neighbours three years later in the All-Ireland decider.

Cavan haven't appeared in an All-Ireland senior final since 1952.

He continued his involvement in the GAA after his playing days and his other great sporting passion was greyhound racing, where he became a successful trainer.


 
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