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RIP JOHN 3:7

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Sad to hear of the news of the death of the incredibly popular 'man with the JOHN 3:7 sign', Frank Hogan from Limerick.
Known in GAA circles all over the country, he attended games for decades, through all types of weather, sporting his famous yellow sign representing a quote from the Gospel.
Well respected by the vast majority of fans, especially the Dubs on Hill 16, who always ensured he got his sign through the tight turnstiles.
The 81 year old lived in Castletroy, Limerick and had been ill for the last few years thus his absence from the terraces.
May he rest in peace.

hamstring (Limerick) - Posts: 301 - 09/03/2020 10:29:19    2272965

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Replying To hamstring:  "Sad to hear of the news of the death of the incredibly popular 'man with the JOHN 3:7 sign', Frank Hogan from Limerick.
Known in GAA circles all over the country, he attended games for decades, through all types of weather, sporting his famous yellow sign representing a quote from the Gospel.
Well respected by the vast majority of fans, especially the Dubs on Hill 16, who always ensured he got his sign through the tight turnstiles.
The 81 year old lived in Castletroy, Limerick and had been ill for the last few years thus his absence from the terraces.
May he rest in peace."
Very well said .

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5109 - 09/03/2020 10:49:42    2272972

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He was a character, met him a few times, nice man with the courage of his convictions..

he wouldn't be able to get away with his sign now.. guaranteed someone would complain,
because they were outraged, felt discriminated against, offended or some other nonsense..
RIP.

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 657 - 09/03/2020 14:44:36    2273041

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One of the iconic images from Croke Park was John 3:7, a man of great determination and belief obviously, very sorry to hear of his passing.

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3576 - 09/03/2020 22:55:25    2273167

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R.I.P.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 994 - 10/03/2020 12:14:42    2273216

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RIP Frank, I will miss that big sign from the matches, had to goole it years ao to find out what it was, he'll know by now if he was right or wrong.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 871 - 10/03/2020 15:21:55    2273245

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RIP Frank, a great supporter of our games. Condolences to his family.

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 207 - 10/03/2020 15:49:35    2273255

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RIP

oakleafersir (Derry) - Posts: 797 - 10/03/2020 15:51:15    2273257

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He was a familiar sight at championship games up and down the country. RIP Frank.

Coopers_Helmet (Tipperary) - Posts: 154 - 10/03/2020 16:14:04    2273260

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RIP Frank. I'd a chat with him many years ago walking up from Pairc Ui Chaoimh after a Cork v Dubs league match. A real character. Had he put a product name on that sign he'd have made a fortune as it was up and down the country and got more TV footage than most top players. I wonder will anyone pick up the mantle now that he's gone.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4246 - 10/03/2020 23:49:27    2273324

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Never met him but I remember the days when he was John 3:16.

I've already missed him from the back of the goals in televised games.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 357 - 11/03/2020 13:09:28    2273377

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Replying To skillet:  "He was a character, met him a few times, nice man with the courage of his convictions..

he wouldn't be able to get away with his sign now.. guaranteed someone would complain,
because they were outraged, felt discriminated against, offended or some other nonsense..
RIP."
Yet the LGBT community would be outraged if rainbow flags were banned from GAA matches...

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 115 - 12/03/2020 11:00:29    2273523

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OK Boomers

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11664 - 12/03/2020 11:23:05    2273526

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "Never met him but I remember the days when he was John 3:16.

I've already missed him from the back of the goals in televised games."
3.16 Limerick's score to beat Galway's 2.18 in 2018.

Probably didn't make the game but he would have noted the coincidence no doubt.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1493 - 12/03/2020 11:26:41    2273527

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Replying To skillet:  "He was a character, met him a few times, nice man with the courage of his convictions..

he wouldn't be able to get away with his sign now.. guaranteed someone would complain,
because they were outraged, felt discriminated against, offended or some other nonsense..
RIP."
I doubt that.

Not that much has changed in the past couple of years and he was a popular fella.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 357 - 12/03/2020 13:53:22    2273562

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Rip frank. Met him many years ago.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16643 - 12/03/2020 17:02:41    2273586

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