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Who Is Your GAA "Cult Hero"?

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Have a few but would but really enjoyed watching Seamus Bonner, Martin griffin and Mickey linden.

Tyrion (Donegal) - Posts: 11 - 22/03/2020 22:25:54    2274329

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Gary Connaughton.

Concerned_Supp (Westmeath) - Posts: 57 - 23/03/2020 09:57:04    2274341

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Tomas Mannion. Without him 98 & 01 wouldn't have happened. Probably under rated outside of Galway but within Galway I think we all know how important he was. Teak Tough but never dirty, also had a touch of class.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1200 - 23/03/2020 10:18:27    2274347

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Sean mahon .. aughnasheelin, also known as the magic man! Played in goals in his latter years .. but gave exhibition upon exhibition at full forward for years! Will never forget him scoring 4-3 in a junior final at the tender age of 42!

Anto45metres (Leitrim) - Posts: 7 - 23/03/2020 11:12:54    2274354

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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!"
There was a lad who played club hurling in Dublin in the late 70,s early 80,s with a wooden leg. Think he played with civil service (probably wrong) anyone remember him? Now there's a character.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 115 - 23/03/2020 11:28:51    2274357

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKlr4P710k Always different with Stef

Someday4Louth (Louth) - Posts: 24 - 23/03/2020 12:31:38    2274365

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Fan Larkin loved watching him beside Tony Doran or Ray Cummins. Maybe a foot smaller but he never took a step back from anyone.

gatha (Kilkenny) - Posts: 111 - 23/03/2020 12:48:13    2274367

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Anthony Rainbow, was playing when I first start going to Kildare games and was still there about 15 yrs later( if not more !) .. remember he came on against Laois near the end of career in championship and mopped up a breaking ball and popped it off , biggest cheer of the day

county-minor (Kildare) - Posts: 8 - 23/03/2020 13:21:27    2274370

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Matt Connor, took on the greatest Kerry team. Superb balance, heads up footballing forward.

Convert2 (Westmeath) - Posts: 16 - 23/03/2020 16:01:41    2274391

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Eamonn heery

hipster (Dublin) - Posts: 2508 - 23/03/2020 17:15:12    2274404

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Replying To Monkeycatcher:  "There was a lad who played club hurling in Dublin in the late 70,s early 80,s with a wooden leg. Think he played with civil service (probably wrong) anyone remember him? Now there's a character."
Think you're mixing him up with the lad from the Bible who killed a load of feckers with the jaw-bone of an ass. Now he was a cult hero.

ponga (Mayo) - Posts: 492 - 23/03/2020 17:38:47    2274407

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Replying To Concerned_Supp:  "Gary Connaughton."
scoobydoobydoo

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1139 - 23/03/2020 17:42:23    2274408

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John Leahy -Tipp

Carried a few extra pounds than wouldnt be allowed today. Made up for that with great skill. Ball winning ability and score taking from anywhere humanly possible. Very unlucky in 97 not to be the hero in the Munster final and even more so in the AI final right at the death when he just got a bit too excited and Davy Fitz did enough to keep the rushed shot out of the net.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 1823 - 24/03/2020 10:53:39    2274446

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "John Leahy -Tipp

Carried a few extra pounds than wouldnt be allowed today. Made up for that with great skill. Ball winning ability and score taking from anywhere humanly possible. Very unlucky in 97 not to be the hero in the Munster final and even more so in the AI final right at the death when he just got a bit too excited and Davy Fitz did enough to keep the rushed shot out of the net."
That is just one the reasons -well two-that Davy is one of my heroes.

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 96 - 24/03/2020 11:59:55    2274451

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Larry Murphy Wexford - Legend!!

logger (Wexford) - Posts: 253 - 24/03/2020 12:56:00    2274459

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Replying To Oldertourman:  "That is just one the reasons -well two-that Davy is one of my heroes."
He definitely was like marmite. You either loved him or hated him. A bit like Davy I suppose.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 1823 - 24/03/2020 13:11:13    2274463

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Replying To royaldunne:  "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."
Agreed! Great player!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 704 - 24/03/2020 16:46:31    2274499

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Replying To hipster:  "Eamonn heery"
Johnny and Eddie Barr and Keith for his famous "there wont be a cow milked in finglas" speech.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 115 - 24/03/2020 18:24:12    2274516

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Replying To ponga:  "Think you're mixing him up with the lad from the Bible who killed a load of feckers with the jaw-bone of an ass. Now he was a cult hero."
No I remember him playing in goal against Oliver Plunkett s on the old pitch at the end of kinvara Avenue.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 115 - 24/03/2020 18:25:56    2274518

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Replying To Monkeycatcher:  "Johnny and Eddie Barr and Keith for his famous "there wont be a cow milked in finglas" speech."
That was after the 1998 all Ireland club football semi final v Castlehaven played down in semple stadium in Thurles, Niall Crossan scored the winning goal for Isles at the death, controversial goal according to some people but the umpire had no hesitation in reaching for the green flag and declaring that the ball had crossed the goal line, Keith's interview the following evening on sports call with Des Cahill was even funnier although i don't think Larry Tompkins was too impressed, Isles missed Charlie Redmond that day, he was suspended after being sent off in the Leinster football final win v Clane !

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 704 - 25/03/2020 14:25:41    2274625

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