Retiring GAA Stars tribute thread - May cause brain damage


#3804

Karl Lacey


#3805

Karl Lacey from Donegal who was an IC Footballer has retired, guys.

Is Ballbag Clerkin aware of this? cc ballbag


#3806

Karl Lacey has hung up his boots, lads.


#3807

Never the same player after the hair transplant


#3808

Lacey was unreal in his prime.


#3809

Pity nobody picked up on your clever little quip!


#3810

A footballing legend. 4 All Stars first one in 2006, POTY 2012. Fair play to him he was an inspiration to his teammates. At 33 years old sure he’s only child yet. Best of luck to you Karl.


#3811

Cheers, pal.


#3812

Why are you thanking me har?


#3813

The nice things you said above.


#3814

It’s true though. Over the last 10 years his name has been synonymous with quality football.


#3815

He’ll have a tough few weeks, Four Masters are in the relegation play offs and look to be the favourites for the drop.

I doubt it’ll be too long before he takes a over a club side.


#3816

You and I know it was wonderful and thats all that matters.


#3817

I’d love it if Ireland AM got an exclusive interview with Karl Lacey to discuss his inter-county retirement.


#3818

He will manage Donegal and maybe others as well first. Strikes me as someone who will be cute and do the learning elsewhere


#3819

Farewell Justy.


#3820

Brendan Bugler, Clare.


#3821

Was he still playing?


#3822

Coming a bit late to this but just to say that in my view Karl Lacey was one of the best defenders I have ever seen.

His tackling technique and tenacity was unrivalled.

Also an intelligent footballer with an eye for a score.

The only player I recall getting the better of him in Lacey’s prime was Benny Coulter, another class act.


#3823

Lacey was sheer class.

Understated because he seems like a bit of a Tony Browne in not wanting linelight.

Only met him briefly and a bit of correspondance, but he is a likable guy and could make a serious manager in time