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« Reply #7425 on: March 23, 2021, 02:25:35 PM »
Another legendary player and free spirit from the 70s era, Frank WOrthington;

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Scored one of greatest goals ever for Bolton in late Seventies, always an entertainer and real party animal. Missed out on dream move to Liverpool after failing two medicals due to 'high blood pressure'. Rumour was it was due to cocaine in his system.

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« Reply #7426 on: March 23, 2021, 07:53:01 PM »
Another legendary player and free spirit from the 70s era, Frank WOrthington;

Very well put.
RIP Frank.

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« Reply #7427 on: March 23, 2021, 07:59:26 PM »
Another legendary player and free spirit from the 70s era, Frank WOrthington;

And another ex Leeds players, albeit his presence was only fleeting. I said to Billys Boots elsewhere that he was a real maverick / flair player at a time when these players were getting little protection from hard as nails defenders, on pitches that were muck heaps, although he was not alone in that regard - when I think of Worthington, I think also of his tag team partner Keith Weller at Leicester, Alan Hudson, Tony Currie, Vince Hilaire, Rodney Marsh, Bob Hatton, Stan Bowles and many others. Gave me many hours of entertainment via Match of the Day and the Big Match. Rest in Peace.


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« Reply #7428 on: March 23, 2021, 08:02:35 PM »
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« Reply #7429 on: March 23, 2021, 08:04:02 PM »
1982 All Ireland Final Ref PJ McGrath.
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« Reply #7430 on: March 30, 2021, 08:04:19 PM »
Claude of AFTV fame.

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« Reply #7431 on: March 31, 2021, 12:37:31 PM »
Larry McMurtry died last week, Lonesome dove, Brokeback mountain, hud, The Last picture Show and Terms of Endearment based on his writings. His first novel Horseman Pass By (Hud) written in 1961 a novel way before its time dealing with race, sexuality and family relationships was way before its time both in content and the explicit way in which these were expressed. My favourite author.

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« Reply #7432 on: March 31, 2021, 06:52:58 PM »
G Gordon Liddy of Watergate fame
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« Reply #7433 on: April 06, 2021, 01:06:53 PM »

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« Reply #7434 on: April 06, 2021, 02:47:27 PM »
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« Reply #7435 on: April 06, 2021, 04:01:04 PM »

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #7437 on: April 07, 2021, 07:52:54 AM »
legendary Leitrim footballer Pakie McGarty

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sorry to hear that. Ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann.
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https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/leitrim-s-packy-mcgarty-one-of-the-gaa-s-great-footballers-dies-1.4530443
Leitrim’s Packy McGarty, one of the GAA’s great footballers, dies
After making his intercounty debut at 16, McGarty enjoyed a storied 23-year career
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The death has taken place of one of the GAA’s great footballers. Packy McGarty was one of those players whose commitment shone like a beacon during a 23-year career with Leitrim with whom he was never going to be able to win the big prizes.

Born this month in 1933 in Mohill, he made his intercounty debut at 16 in 1949 and went on to become nationally known as a forward. In the 1950s he and Leitrim had the misfortune to run into an exceptional era for Galway, All-Ireland winners in that decade.

They lost four successive Connacht finals, 1957-1960, and the closest match was in 1958 when Galway won by just two points, 2-10 to 1-11. McGarty played so well that his jersey was in tatters thanks to the attention of the Galway backs.

According to the county website, “the Leitrim Observer humorously recorded: ‘A half-time tip to the Leitrim mentors went unheeded, send McGarty out for the second half without a jersey.’”

At the end he was carried shoulder-high from the field.

He was a key player for his province from early in his career. At 19, he made his way down from Donegal where he worked, to Tralee to make his debut for Connacht and scored 1-4 off his marker, All-Ireland-winning Kerry captain James Murphy.

Railway Cup medals followed in 1957 and ’58 and later in his career, as a panellist in 1967.

There were also individual awards, such as the Centenary Year Team of the Century of players who hadn’t won All-Ireland medals as well as 2000’s Connacht Team of the Millennium.

Having worked in Britain, from where he commuted for Leitrim’s matches in the late 1950s and early ’60s, McGarty moved back to Dublin and opened a shop in Clondalkin.

He played for Seán McDermotts and Round Towers in Dublin but had always said that he would end his playing days with his home club, Mohill, and did so in 1977.

Leitrim county board paid tribute.

“It is with great sadness we learn of the death of Leitrim GAA legend Packy McGarty RIP. Packy passed to his eternal reward last night (Monday).

“Packy McGarty, not only one of the greatest Leitrim footballers to put on a county jersey but one of the greatest footballers of all time . . . he was a great footballer because he embodied all that is admirable in human nature – pride of place, utter dedication, an almost fanatical devotion to the cause of Leitrim football and a complete absence of bitterness.”
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« Reply #7438 on: Today at 10:19:55 AM »
Shay Healy

Great interview here with a pissed (and maybe more) Dunphy and Giles. Both Delighted with Ireland qualifying for the WC for the 1st time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmbK06TrDIM
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