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Who's your GAA cult hero?
« on: March 21, 2020, 05:58:36 PM »
Who's your GAA cult hero?

This does no necessarily mean the best Player/Manager. Just somebody who went beyond the beyonds. One who inspired. Some one who made you smile. Who you always could depend on. Some one who looked like he'd never retire. Some one who never really seen themselves as some one great, Humble.





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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 06:47:25 PM »
Barry Breen of Down would meet that criteria, could play midfield or along the half back line. Had a great knack of timing a block to perfection, always seemed to weigh in with a point or two, even got a goal in an all Ireland final.

Had a great eye for a pass too, he wouldn't get a lot of recognition outside of Down, but in the county would be held in very high esteem.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 06:53:24 PM »
Willie Joe
Dermot Earley
Brendan Lynskey
PJ Molloy
Joe Cooney
Joe Canning
Mickey Linden
Ciarán McDonald
The Donnellans
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 08:39:32 PM »
Jimmy Barry Murphy & Charlie McCarthy

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 08:57:09 PM »
Willie Joe & Ciaran Mac
 
paudi & John mullane (I love my county)
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 09:36:11 PM »

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Fabulous flame haired Francie.
Unassuming and modest, but takes no nonsense, like all Cross' people.
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 09:45:59 PM »
In my own county Dermot Early & Tony Mc.

Outside Willie Joe & Ciaran Mac were special.

Anthony Tohill , around that time Derry had an exceptional corner back who's name escapes me.

Westmeath had Mike Spike Fagan.

Louth had Stefan White.

In hurling Sylvie Linnane, Ger McInerery, Duignan for Offaly and Limericks Ciaran Carey were special.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 10:15:52 PM »
Jimmy Browne Mayo and Ballina Stephenites!

He's a legend in his hometown. But he is a cult hero for me for Mayo!


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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2020, 10:26:15 PM »
In my own county Dermot Early & Tony Mc.

Outside Willie Joe & Ciaran Mac were special.

Anthony Tohill , around that time Derry had an exceptional corner back who's name escapes me.

Westmeath had Mike Spike Fagan.

Louth had Stefan White.

In hurling Sylvie Linnane, Ger McInerery, Duignan for Offaly and Limericks Ciaran Carey were special.

Kieran McKeever or Tony Scullion?


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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2020, 10:39:38 PM »
Since it’s cult hero, in my own county would be Jigger O’Connor
Outside - Gaelic: Paidi  Hurling: Sylvie
And when you can use one name to summon them up, they’ve achieve cult status.

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 11:05:58 PM »
In my own county Dermot Early & Tony Mc.

Outside Willie Joe & Ciaran Mac were special.

Anthony Tohill , around that time Derry had an exceptional corner back who's name escapes me.

Westmeath had Mike Spike Fagan.

Louth had Stefan White.

In hurling Sylvie Linnane, Ger McInerery, Duignan for Offaly and Limericks Ciaran Carey were special.

Kieran McKeever or Tony Scullion?

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2020, 11:16:30 PM »
Has to be Larry Reilly.
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2020, 11:21:08 PM »
Bejaysus, how long is a piece of string?...
This could see out the end of the present panic. I mean I could probably name a hundred with ne'er a pause but in the spirit of the OP's post, I'll stick with a half dozen or so that I think stand out for a number of reasons.
Michael Murphy (Donegal) tops the bill for me.  He's carrying an entire team on his own. Without him, Donegal would probably be a mid-Division 2 side at best.
Peter Canavan carried Tyrone for years before Mugsy and Dooher etc. came along to lighten his load a bit but he was still the linchpin of a great side until he hung up his boots.
Dermot Earley and Eamon O'Hara did the same for Roscommon and Sligo respectively same as Willie Joe and Ciaran Mac did for Mayo in their time.
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 12:17:34 AM »
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.
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Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2020, 12:33:33 AM »
Remember reading a bit about Geoffrey McGonagle, Brolly said he had a arse like a bag of cement.  He was a good player.
Colin Corkery would be another who wasn't an athlete.  A top forward though..