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rodney trotter

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« Reply #30 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.

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« Reply #31 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.

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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 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.

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« Reply #34 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.

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« Reply #35 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

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« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2018, 10:05:12 PM »
The Future is now the past, shows how old we are getting

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« Reply #37 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
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Joe Mc Nallys Ballsack

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« Reply #38 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 ..

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« Reply #39 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...
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« Reply #40 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...


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« Reply #41 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.
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« Reply #42 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.
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« Reply #43 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.

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« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2018, 10:47:23 AM »
I can't wait for Seanie Johnson to announce his retirement from Cavan again.