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Thanks Dessie

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Thanks Dessie, some servant to the county cause. Serious commitment for all those years.

Gave us some great moments, always read the game well, and for a defender he had a great eye for a score - his point on the run in the '13 Ulster Final was one for the album. Also the point against Tyrone in Omagh, he was nearly off the pitch when he scored it.

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 367 - 27/11/2019 15:24:14    2251811

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Best wishes to Dessie now and in the future. Some service in a career spanning 15 years and a part of some great years for Mongahan, winning provincials and sunny days in Croke Park at the height of the championship, a whisker away from a final in 18. Very distinguished club career i'm sure he will continue.

You cant but admire that astounding commitment, drive and desire over that many years.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3283 - 27/11/2019 17:43:37    2251840

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Vinny Corey gone now aswell, 2 serious servants for club and county for almost 2 decades, and lads that you could always rely on. No shock to see them depart, but they will still be missed in the dressing room.

They both played big parts in many of our biggest days in recent years - to add to the moments from Dessie mentioned earlier, I'll never forget how Vinny almost turned the game in the 2007 Ulster final when he switched to full forward at half time and nearly did enough, and then was MOTM in the following qualifier against Donegal. Also, the screamer of a goal he scored in the Kildare qualifier a few years back to get us back in the game. Always been one of the big leaders in the Monaghan dressing room, and could do a solid job whether he was asked to play in defence or attack, often tasked with watching the opposition danger man. Indeed his marking of Micheal Murphy was a big factor in our Ulster final wins of 2013 and 2015.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 849 - 27/11/2019 18:50:18    2251852

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I mean this in the best possible way, but good ridddance to both! Many's a day they were a thorn in the side of Donegal. Two absolute warriors on the pitch. Their longevity can only be admired. Best of luck to both men in their retirement. No doubt they'll still offer plenty to Clontibret and indeed Monaghan in years to come.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6704 - 28/11/2019 16:00:50    2251979

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "I mean this in the best possible way, but good ridddance to both! Many's a day they were a thorn in the side of Donegal. Two absolute warriors on the pitch. Their longevity can only be admired. Best of luck to both men in their retirement. No doubt they'll still offer plenty to Clontibret and indeed Monaghan in years to come."
Ha ha! Nice one Lockjaw.

I expect Michael Murphy has more than a hint of a smile on his face at seeing the back of Vincent Corey.

Gator (Monaghan) - Posts: 172 - 28/11/2019 17:45:11    2252003

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Replying To Gator:  "Ha ha! Nice one Lockjaw.

I expect Michael Murphy has more than a hint of a smile on his face at seeing the back of Vincent Corey."
True. Himself and Michael had many a good tussle.
Vinny was more than just a spoiler though, a very good footballer in his own right.

Dessie had an uncanny ability to drill points with the outside of his foot while running at full tilt the divil.

Aside from their undoubted footballing ability Banty will surely miss their leadership and influence in the dressing room aswell.

Time waits for no man though. The two lads had a great innings and can look back at their careers with pride.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6704 - 28/11/2019 20:59:19    2252029

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