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Re: Retirements
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2018, 11:00:06 AM »
Who's retired the most,  or is the answer above?  ;)

Cunny Funt

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« Reply #46 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.


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Re: Retirements
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2019, 09:40:30 AM »
Cathal McCarron retired this morning.


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« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2019, 09:46:22 AM »
Cathal McCarron retired this morning.

Saw that. Controversial enough figure I suppose.

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« Reply #49 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

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« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2019, 10:43:30 AM »
A real boost for Athy. Still a classy player at club level.

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« Reply #51 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.
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« Reply #52 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. Itís 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. Iím grateful for all that theyíve 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 Iíve 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 itís time to call it a day.

"Iíve 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."

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« Reply #53 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.
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« Reply #54 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.

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« Reply #55 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.
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« Reply #56 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

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« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2019, 09:53:41 AM »
A fantastic player. A shame we wonít be seeing him come the summer. Has he stopped completely or just stepping away from dublin

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« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2019, 11:39:38 AM »
Another good one departing the County scene.
Best of luck to him.
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« Reply #59 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.

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