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Pat Critchley - Living legend
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:51:34 AM »
Was looking for the colleges gaa thread but in fairness in needs a thread of its own.

What an achievement by Pat with IT Carlow on top of the basketball. He is a living legend and we should be very proud to have him. His achievements as both a player and manager are second to none in the county. He has done immense work for gaa in Laois. The man should have a street named after him in Portlaoise or a statue in the square. He would probably hate it being the humble man that he is. He must be the greatest sporting person to come from Laois.
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. VinceLombardi

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 10:08:27 AM »
Was looking for the colleges gaa thread but in fairness in needs a thread of its own.

What an achievement by Pat with IT Carlow on top of the basketball. He is a living legend and we should be very proud to have him. His achievements as both a player and manager are second to none in the county. He has done immense work for gaa in Laois. The man should have a street named after him in Portlaoise or a statue in the square. He would probably hate it being the humble man that he is. He must be the greatest sporting person to come from Laois.

Great hurler, footballer, coach, Musician, Storyteller, Joke Teller, company and Craic amongst many other things.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 10:31:56 AM »
Was looking for the colleges gaa thread but in fairness in needs a thread of its own.

What an achievement by Pat with IT Carlow on top of the basketball. He is a living legend and we should be very proud to have him. His achievements as both a player and manager are second to none in the county. He has done immense work for gaa in Laois. The man should have a street named after him in Portlaoise or a statue in the square. He would probably hate it being the humble man that he is. He must be the greatest sporting person to come from Laois.

Couldn't have put it better. And despite everything he's done in Laois GAA, he's still down paying his EUR 15 like everyone else to get into OMP. To be honest, I don't think we've ever appreciated properly his coaching talents. I can't remember any team that he didn't improve subsantially.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 11:15:10 AM »
Was looking for the colleges gaa thread but in fairness in needs a thread of its own.

What an achievement by Pat with IT Carlow on top of the basketball. He is a living legend and we should be very proud to have him. His achievements as both a player and manager are second to none in the county. He has done immense work for gaa in Laois. The man should have a street named after him in Portlaoise or a statue in the square. He would probably hate it being the humble man that he is. He must be the greatest sporting person to come from Laois.

Couldn't have put it better. And despite everything he's done in Laois GAA, he's still down paying his EUR 15 like everyone else to get into OMP. To be honest, I don't think we've ever appreciated properly his coaching talents. I can't remember any team that he didn't improve subsantially.
true legend.

Such a pity he was shafted by our county board in 1995 to get that bollox Keating in.Classic Laois GAA move.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 11:37:22 AM »
Can anyone throw a number on the amount of teams heís coached to Leinster and all Irelandís down through the years,club and schools/colleges and across all the sporting disciplines?,

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 12:22:19 PM »
Donít know Pat well, but truly one of Laoisís greats. His list of achievements is unreal.  Best of luck in Sigerson Final.

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 04:25:40 PM »
Was looking for the colleges gaa thread but in fairness in needs a thread of its own.

What an achievement by Pat with IT Carlow on top of the basketball. He is a living legend and we should be very proud to have him. His achievements as both a player and manager are second to none in the county. He has done immense work for gaa in Laois. The man should have a street named after him in Portlaoise or a statue in the square. He would probably hate it being the humble man that he is. He must be the greatest sporting person to come from Laois.

Couldn't have put it better. And despite everything he's done in Laois GAA, he's still down paying his EUR 15 like everyone else to get into OMP. To be honest, I don't think we've ever appreciated properly his coaching talents. I can't remember any team that he didn't improve subsantially.
true legend.

Such a pity he was shafted by our county board in 1995 to get that bollox Keating in.Classic Laois GAA move.

Plus his Setanta program let wither and die by the county board as well

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 09:21:37 PM »
Not sure Iíd be fully blame the Laois CB for the Setanta Prog. I think Colm brown and Ciaran muldowney were the ones who cast it to one side in the end.

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 04:26:29 PM »
I think I might have locked the thread somehow. Open again.
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. VinceLombardi

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 04:41:21 PM »
Scary
Not sure Iíd be fully blame the Laois CB for the Setanta Prog. I think Colm brown and Ciaran muldowney were the ones who cast it to one side in the end.

Jesus thatís dreadful why would Muldowney and Brown scrap it,  I thought Muldowney was a hurling man.

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 04:58:14 PM »
Not sure Iíd be fully blame the Laois CB for the Setanta Prog. I think Colm brown and Ciaran muldowney were the ones who cast it to one side in the end.

Well if they did

The CB had the final say in the decision

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2020, 04:41:00 PM »
The Setanta program was definitely going in 2018 as my young lad and nephew were at it. Didn't realise it wasnt going any more