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Paul Galvin

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Enjoy the retirement Paul, you gave us some great memories!

as_ky (Kerry) - Posts: 535 - 01/02/2014 21:25:02    1539762


I just heard I cannot believe it, sure he was back in training and even played in our last 2 McGrath cup games, something does not add up. But in saying that it is his decision, so Paul thanks for every breaking dirty ball you won, I always back and defended you as you were a players player, you never got the backing or fairness that the GAA head brass preach about in the fairness and equality ethos. you were a one off never to be replaced, as a spectator I have never witnessed a player to raise the tempo of a game both on the field and in the terrace.

You are a true Kerry Gale and an uncaluclatable loss to the Kerry Panel.... enjoy your retirement

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4372 - 01/02/2014 21:34:11    1539768


Happy retirement Paul, thanks for all the memories .

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10238 - 02/02/2014 12:25:40    1539842


Ah thanks for the memories Paul best wing forward in the last 10 years enjoy your retirement!!

Jackos_Wacko (Kerry) - Posts: 417 - 02/02/2014 21:55:44    1540347


A great player and tough as nails. The greatest compliment I could pay him is that no opposition player ever got the better of him whether that be physically or in terms of footballing ability.

Ciarrai Abu (Overseas) - Posts: 1050 - 03/02/2014 09:58:54    1540381


A great player and very harshly treated by opposition supporters and the media alike I think.

Yes he did some foolish things but some of the personal attacks on him were wrong.

A supremely talented footballer. In my mind he'll be most remembered for almost single handedly dragging Kerry through the qualifiers in 2009 until they exploded to life against ourselves in Croker in the quarters.

A legendary finger who will live long in the memory. Without the likes of Galvin, and of course Tomás, next summer will be a little less bright.

Best of luck to Paul in his retirement. I hear he was a handy hurler too and is living in Dublin. I think his tough style would fit in well in our club!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12848 - 03/02/2014 10:41:57    1540414


That's a fine tribute to pay to gally, fair play to you.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10238 - 03/02/2014 12:43:13    1540497


Agree Kingdomboy1 well said Mesamis

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4372 - 03/02/2014 13:00:38    1540523


Lads we will never see the likes of Paul again and it's been a pleasure seeing him play.

No matter what county you are from you recognize class when you see it.

Appart from the football Paul helped me with my wedding suit! Haha fair play Paul!

westkerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1224 - 03/02/2014 20:02:45    1540929


Paul should've made the breakthrough earlier than 2004. Superb Sigerson player which everyone also forgets about him. He was excellent v Dublin in the 2004 Quarter Final. Always played with his head up and one of the best technicians in the game. He was treated disgracefully in 2008 by the media and was often let down by our own County Board. He did of course bring alot of trouble on himself but other guys from other counties were treated far better than Paul for perhaps worse indiscretions.

His time was up probably 2 years ago but to come back from event in 08 and to win POTY in 09 was fairytale stuff.

He will go down as a legend and a great. A salute to Paul Galvin as another of the Great Kerry Team of the 2000s hangs up the boots.

Cute_Kerry_Hoor (Kerry) - Posts: 2518 - 04/02/2014 10:43:55    1541079


C:K:H: Your totally correct, the County board never backed him, do you think for one minute that if it was Cork player in 2008 got that length of a suspension they'd accept it, not on your life would Frank Murphy and Company let that happen, but that is water under the bridge now.. I think the best story was by a Tipp Man on Radio Kerry last night, he said that day of that "notebook" sending off he was in the Hotel with his kid when the team came in, he said Paul as on the phone and his son went up for his autograph, he said he didn't know what to expect considering what had unfolded that afternoon, but he said that Paul finished his call came over to the young fan sign the Autograph and spoke with the kid for a few minutes… taking into account what must have been going through his head that afternoon I though it just typifies a side of the man that not many would give credit for.

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4372 - 04/02/2014 11:48:37    1541118


That's a great storey horse , Paul is a total gent never 2 busy for a chat. I missed terrace talk last night mike Quirke and Sean O'sullivan were on to talk bout Paul and the game the weekend, did any of ye hear it by any chance?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10238 - 04/02/2014 13:21:03    1541192


Ya I did it is on teh Kerry Radio player, I heard it lte last nigt, Paul gave an interview for about ten minutes at teh start, he was on Matt Cooper also I must try and have a listen to that tonight

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4372 - 04/02/2014 13:59:37    1541219


Didn't know there was a radio Kerry player I must look it up later. Thanks horse.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10238 - 04/02/2014 14:05:36    1541224


what more can be said about the 'great' Paul Galvin..what a player..unbelievable player..attitude,fitness,commitment,desire,passion,skill,work-rate,drive..pure legend..will go down as one of the greats..brought everything to the game..i have been playing football all my life& most Kerry players &teams inspired me & so did Galvin in a huge proud of yourself Paul & hope you have a great retirement ahead..

metalman (Kildare) - Posts: 9 - 04/02/2014 18:12:15    1541439


All the best to Paul Galvin. So many great memories of the best number 10 ever.

kerry74 (Kerry) - Posts: 1354 - 06/02/2014 18:00:46    1542400