Retiring GAA Stars tribute thread - May cause brain damage


#4344

He fucking destroyed us on his own that day. Never hurled like it before or since. The cunt


#4345

We still should have taken them that day


#4346

We were a rabble that day, a very average Dublin team


#4347

We were but wasted at least 2 goal chances


#4348

The expensive Cork man blundered that day, gaping hole down the centre of our defence all year long and he never rectified it. Think he tried Gavin & Seamus at full back in the league and championship but it was never right. Think that might have been the last game Brian Geary played for us too. Great, great servant but that was a game too far for him.

John Mullane mugging us off with a dramatic late goal in the Munster semi final at Thurles when we were two points up. As crushing a defeat as we ever experienced. Easier when you are beaten by 15 points.


#4349

That was Kevin Downes big day?? Was O’Grady over that team?


#4350

Yes and Yes


#4351

O Dwyer was a bit of an eejit.

However despite his limitations he always gave everything for Dublin and I admired him for that. When things turned septic under Ger Cunningham he stuck at it, unlike a lot of Dublin born lads and he deserves credit for that. He will forever be remembered and blamed for the red card v Cork. Gary Maguire was coming out with a ball the same day and inexplicably dropped the ball at Pat Horgan’s feet who tapped it into the net. Maguire gets a free pass while O Dwyer is forever held repospnsible. Harsh enough treatment, even for a Tipp man!


#4352

O’Dwyer’s ability came from limerick via his Olympic gold medallist grandfather.
A cousin played for limerick 21s this year.

He obviously got the mental side from Tipp


#4353

You cant teach that shit.


#4354

He played a few games under John Allen the next year, I think mostly at centre-forward. He was never that fast anyways but the legs were well and truly gone from Gears at that stage.


#4355

You could have finished that with a beautiful “but the Gears were gone” and you would have received likes for being clever and witty.


#4356

I’m giving that a love-heart for being both clever and witty.


#4357

He was dirty enough i saw him target lads heads a few times and was never loved or missed in tipp. But he was committed. I heard him talking once after dublin won leinster and someone asked him was that your biggest achievement, he said no, he was proudest of keeping cashel up one year in a relegation match. Youd wonder if his club meant that much why he left them.


#4358

Tbf he wasn’t much to look at at intercounty level but he was keeping Cashel up mostly on his own for a few years and they collapsed once he left


#4359

Thank god some dubs see the dub hurlers for what they are


#4360

Some players showed a lack of will and staying power but that doesn’t change the fact that Ger Cunningham was a really terrible manager and the County Board were windy cunts for leaving him there for 3 years.


#4361

Bit of everything really


#4362

Pretty much


#4363

Colm O Neill.

A career of what might have beens.

Not a bad haul nonetheless.