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MayoBuck

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2020, 12:41:00 AM »
Kevin O'Neill - John Maughan inexplicably left him on the bench in 1996. 8 years later he scored two goals in the All Ireland for a much inferior Mayo team.

10 years later actually! Maughan didn't use him in 2004 either.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2020, 02:00:45 AM »
No Mayo supporter has John Morley as a cult hero?

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2020, 04:06:56 AM »
No fans of Rory Woods here? Gave a younger, slightly rounder version of myself hope I could make it (I did not).


there was another monaghan lad at the same time as Nudie hughes that took it a bit too far . was he 'audie ' something but a very good player on his day, rarely played the full 70 mins  from what I remember

Are you thinking of Audi Hamilton from tyrone?
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2020, 08:08:31 AM »
Would have to be fellow clubman Padraig 'The Bomber' Brogan, some of his performances for the club were just unreal.  At county level, I would say, Dermot Early and also the most stylish of them all, the great, Matt Connor.
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2020, 12:24:12 PM »
No fans of Rory Woods here? Gave a younger, slightly rounder version of myself hope I could make it (I did not).


there was another monaghan lad at the same time as Nudie hughes that took it a bit too far . was he 'audie ' something but a very good player on his day, rarely played the full 70 mins  from what I remember

Are you thinking of Audi Hamilton from tyrone?
maybe tis along time ago .the white Jersey may be confusing me,  according to google  Audi Hamilton is a car dealership in Ontario,
one up and comer for Cult hero is Padraig O hora after his Exploits in on Hellweek , Down to the last 4  and almost fainting from hypothermia but no way was he going to quit, If he can bring that spirit onto the pitch hell be a good un
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2020, 12:33:03 PM »
Mickey Harte.

Sorry, misread cult as having an n.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2020, 10:22:09 AM »
Ricey
That was never a square ball!!

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2020, 02:37:43 PM »
Ricey
he is the perfect cult hero , most Tyrone people think he used to walk on water while the rest of the country would rather see him drown
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2020, 03:09:20 PM »
Mine is Mickey Kearns. A legend of a No.14 and arguably Sligos best ever player(?)... but then went on to become one of Irelands best referees. I have recently taken up the whistle so know how difficult it is.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2020, 03:39:49 PM »
Ricey
he is the perfect cult hero , most Tyrone people think he used to walk on water while the rest of the country would rather see him drown

Oh no we didn't. The Club Championships were a great equaliser.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #70 on: March 28, 2020, 07:15:55 PM »
Dessie “walks on glass” Farrell

Looked like he’d already played a game before a ball was even thrown in with all his bandages and his almost hobbling gait. Came alive when he got the ball

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #71 on: March 28, 2020, 09:38:16 PM »
For me the cult hero's aren't the lads who were the teams the best player, or regularly voted the best in the county, or the fellas who had long successful careers, or the popular players.

It's those fellas who were talented, a bit wild, and on any given day could do a bit of damage on the pitch, but who maybe weren't reliable or not as commited as you would want them to be. Enjoyed themselves on and off the pitch. The likes of Geoffrey McGonigle would be my example of a Cult Hero in Derry.

Sambo in Antrim.

Noel O’Leary. Or. Maybe or maybe not lol.

The Galway team of the 80’s had plenty hearts to look up to, Brendan Lynskey Ger McInerery being the main two.. football wise Jack O’Shea, and more modern Tohill

From within my own county we’d  Olcan Clute McFetridge or just Clute and being of an age when you actually got to try and mark him in games was a joy!

Michael Coleman better than both. Not a stylist but lean as a greyhound, tough as nails and strong as a horse. When he hit you, you stayed hit. Put up his hand amidst flying hurls and usually claimed the ball. Smoked 30 or 40 a day too.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #72 on: March 28, 2020, 10:39:59 PM »
Mine is Mickey Kearns. A legend of a No.14 and arguably Sligos best ever player(?)... but then went on to become one of Irelands best referees. I have recently taken up the whistle so know how difficult it is.

Best referees, he was shocking, his bias against the Rossies knew no bounds.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #73 on: March 29, 2020, 12:05:14 AM »
Mine is Mickey Kearns. A legend of a No.14 and arguably Sligos best ever player(?)... but then went on to become one of Irelands best referees. I have recently taken up the whistle so know how difficult it is.

Best referees, he was shocking, his bias against the Rossies knew no bounds.

Was about to say the same thing about his bias against Mayo.

1989 replay.....2 of the softest penalties I have ever seen in my life awarded to Roscommon  and then disallowed a perfectly legit goal for Mayo to win it in regulation

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #74 on: March 29, 2020, 07:52:57 AM »
Mine is Mickey Kearns. A legend of a No.14 and arguably Sligos best ever player(?)... but then went on to become one of Irelands best referees. I have recently taken up the whistle so know how difficult it is.

Best referees, he was shocking, his bias against the Rossies knew no bounds.

Was about to say the same thing about his bias against Mayo.

1989 replay.....2 of the softest penalties I have ever seen in my life awarded to Roscommon  and then disallowed a perfectly legit goal for Mayo to win it in regulation

But jimmy Burke’s majestic touch silenced the rossie roar
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