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Wow Philly McMahon what a man truly inspirational human being , so much respect for him can't say enough good things about him.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9522 - 21/10/2018 22:53:08    2147568


Where was this? I have been meaning to read his book also, but maybe Santa Claus might bring it to me.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 233 - 22/10/2018 11:25:08    2147633


Second that.

Using his profile to raise one of the most pertinent issues plaguing our society today. Drugs!!! Effects every aspect of society in Ireland North and South, rural and urban.

Great admiration for Philly. Leave you with the line ' I would rather be remembered for helping people, than how many medals I've won'.

DLlegends (Donegal) - Posts: 451 - 22/10/2018 11:38:03    2147636


Philly McMahon is a great lad and an asset to the city imo.

He is always available to work with anyone who is willing to meet with him.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12295 - 22/10/2018 11:51:29    2147638


havent read his book,but i have heard it is great.
fair play to tirelessly for no credit.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3210 - 22/10/2018 18:30:57    2147751


i reckon Philly will make a top mamager when he hangs up his boots. He ticks all the boxes required to be one anyway

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 1713 - 23/10/2018 19:52:23    2147970


Nice sentiments expressed there.
He does come across as a genuinely decent bloke who has the competitive streak required to compete at the highest level . He may be no angel but he's gone out of his way to help others who need it .
Does say something about this kind of forum though that anything that is positive or complimentary gets swallowed up by the more petty bad news stuff. If it was anything football related you would get 5 pages of insults and thrash.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1914 - 26/10/2018 16:35:56    2148385


Totally agree. His core message is to give back, whether its in the area that is directly in his line of sight or in multiple other areas are at the core of a healthy society. Full of admiration, especially for his efforts to work with people in looking to improve themselves in jail. For anybody to commit time twice a week is admirable from anybody never mind someone with his workload.

Also not an expert at all but I totally agree with his recommendation to treat drug addiction as a health problem as opposed to a criminal problem. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The current policy is leading to worse and worse outcomes - so it has to change. Whether Portugal's approach is the right one - I don't know - but something has to change.

Anyway as you could see clearly from the show, old Phil had a lot to be proud off.

That said I hope he gets cleaned by McBrearty next year but sin sceal aile

MickyMick (Donegal) - Posts: 8 - 26/10/2018 17:55:28    2148395


I must say I was very impressed with Philly McMahon and with the work he's doing. I used to know Ballymun many years ago and they are fine people. That tv programme was inspiring.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 537 - 26/10/2018 18:13:05    2148396


He has a terrific strenght and condition/gym setup business too, looks after a lot of development squads. Guy has his head screwed on.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 3904 - 31/10/2018 13:17:20    2148862


anyone know where i can see this?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3210 - 31/10/2018 16:12:16    2148907


Replying To perfect10:  "anyone know where i can see this?"

baire (Galway) - Posts: 537 - 31/10/2018 16:29:13    2148909