Significant people's (not celebrities) deaths


#1484

Albert Finney


#1485

A man of more importance than to be listed on this thread, surely.


#1486

RTE have renamed his week’s edition of Mailbag as “Mailbox” to mark Arthur’s passing.

One of the greats.


#1487

Wouldn’t have thought he was 90. RIP.


#1489

RIP @Fagan_ODowd


#1490

Near miss here.


#1491

Supposed to have been a proper hard nut in his day, played for Big Jack near the start of his reign, got squeezed out after McGrath, Townsend, Whelan et Al took the midfield spots.


#1492

Sr Wendy


#1493

#1494

An eccentric but a real gent. He revolutionised juvenile gaelic football coaching in noughties.


#1496

That’s sad news.

Morrison was a tremendous character altogether with a formidable record of coaching at inter-county level.

I’d say he would have been some man to have a few pints with.

I expect Joe Brolly will have a truckload of anecdotes about him in his next column.


#1497

Indeed RIP .


#1498

He once brought a skip to a Mayo training session and got the players to walk over it on a plank to exorcise their demons. Sadly didn’t work, but he fucked up the Dubs in front of the Hill on that famous day so respect where its due.


#1499

There was no badness in Morrison. Him pushing into Caffrey was funny and farcical more than anything else. If somebody of a more malignant personality had done it things could easily have kicked off, but Morrison was able to get away with that sort of thing and people could laugh.


#1500

He blamed the Leitrim people for a defeat in the Championship one year, being too negative around the team.

And him on 40k a year.

He seemed a bit mad. I never took to him much anyway.

RIP


#1501

Carefully and succintly put by Farmer there. I found myself nodding in agreement. RIP John.


#1502

It is my sad duty to inform the forum of the passing of Prince Leonard Casely, the former monarch of Hutts River, a microstate that seceeded from Australia and then declared war on it. Myself and @Chucks_Nwoko will make every effort to represent the forum at the state funeral.
Ar dheis de go raibh a anam


#1503

Only heard today that Nora Bennis passed away at the weekend.


#1504

Eric Harrison, Coach in the Famed Man U Youth Academy.


#1505

RIP