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Donnellys Hollow

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Re: Retirements
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 09:08:34 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 12:11:56 AM »
The Galway football supporter! For another year at least.

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« Reply #17 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.

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« Reply #18 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.


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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.

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« Reply #19 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
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« Reply #20 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?

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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 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.

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« Reply #23 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