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Who Is Your GAA "Cult Hero"?

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The King from Ardboe, Frank Mc Guigan. People flocked to see him for club and county.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 32 - 21/03/2020 13:31:38    2274233

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for me Jinking Joe = Joe Corcoran of Mayo.

culmore (None) - Posts: 1398 - 21/03/2020 15:12:32    2274237

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Graham Geraghty. That is all."
As much and all as i admired Graham Geraghty as a footballer i think you misunderstood the title of this thread, its C-U-L-T hero!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 704 - 21/03/2020 16:52:26    2274247

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The one and only Martin Griffin. The real old style full back. Was only a nipper when I started watching him.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 754 - 21/03/2020 16:56:25    2274248

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Seamus and Mickey Quinn not related and from different clubs both key players on 1994 Connacht championship winning team and our only two all stars. Mickey Martin, Ollie Honeyman would have been there until the early 90,s and in more recent times John McKeon and Emlyn Mulligan were great players and back in 50's and 60's Cathal Flynn and the great Packy McGarty were respected footballers countrywide

green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 396 - 21/03/2020 19:40:07    2274255

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My gaa cult hero's would be Austin stack and Con Brosnan who helped heal the ills of the civil war in kerry.

It's a brilliant story of how 2 men from different political backgrounds came together for the good of kerry football.

My biggest sporting hero of all time is Bruce Lee.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10763 - 21/03/2020 20:53:27    2274264

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Replying To Saynothing:  "The King from Ardboe, Frank Mc Guigan. People flocked to see him for club and county."
Brilliant footballer

runnerin (Meath) - Posts: 187 - 22/03/2020 01:17:06    2274275

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Had 2 Colm O Rourke and Mick Lyons played for years won nothing but was worth the wait for both in the end

runnerin (Meath) - Posts: 187 - 22/03/2020 01:18:46    2274276

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Paul Galvin and Mike McCarthy

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5478 - 22/03/2020 10:57:41    2274284

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Colin Corkery. Anthony Tohill, Geoffrey McGonagle,

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2021 - 22/03/2020 11:52:24    2274287

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Not your GAA heroes lads, your cult hero, the lad who wasn't the star but had something else about him!

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 621 - 22/03/2020 12:08:49    2274291

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Not your GAA heroes lads, your cult hero, the lad who wasn't the star but had something else about him!"
Larry from U2?

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1022 - 22/03/2020 13:23:24    2274293

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Not your GAA heroes lads, your cult hero, the lad who wasn't the star but had something else about him!"
Oh right, Donnacha Walsh for me, he always gave 100% and ran the hard yards so others could shine.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10763 - 22/03/2020 13:25:27    2274294

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Not your GAA heroes lads, your cult hero, the lad who wasn't the star but had something else about him!"
oh in that case it'd have to be the grey haired Garda back in the 70's you'd see hopping his move-along stick off the heads of the Whitehall Cider Mob on Hill 16 one week and then lining out for Meath the next

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 922 - 22/03/2020 14:32:37    2274302

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Donie Ryan

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 693 - 22/03/2020 15:10:34    2274305

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "Larry from U2?"
"Still haven't found, what I'm looking for" should be mayos official anthem :)

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 192 - 22/03/2020 15:28:12    2274308

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A very easy call. A club man who carried kids around the county on his bike at first. Then loaded 12 into his Morris minor. Played on goal for our football team at 50 when we could only barely field a team. Went and asked local farmers for a field to play in when we got bounced all over the place. When he retired and we got our own field used his little saving to buy a ride on mower to cut the grass. Cut the grass until his death at 84.
I am sure there are and were many like him through the country.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 774 - 22/03/2020 15:49:43    2274309

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Replying To DUBJOHN:  "As much and all as i admired Graham Geraghty as a footballer i think you misunderstood the title of this thread, its C-U-L-T hero!"
Hehe.
He will go down in history in Meath. He had attitude, but what's more he could back it up with skill. Legend and always will be.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16512 - 22/03/2020 20:21:16    2274321

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always loved sack walsh.a typical no nonsense full back.
ger cushe was another one i loved.
football,probably louis rafter.
outside wexford,dick o hara and another kk full back of the era whose name i forget.
football,colm coyle one i loved

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3689 - 22/03/2020 21:04:55    2274324

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Mick Lyons...hard as nails

Selwyn (Meath) - Posts: 175 - 22/03/2020 21:07:45    2274325

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