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Slán Patrique.....R.I.P.

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Very sad to hear. For all the differences and slagging here we can forget we all share a common love of the game.

RIP to another true gael.

doublehop (Kildare) - Posts: 4172 - 14/10/2011 18:56:55    1052177


With great sadness, I would say he was the most knowledgable poster on this board bar none. When I spoke to him directly, it was usually in agreement. Long may he be remembered.

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1514 - 14/10/2011 19:05:44    1052182


Bloody hell - I've just come across this

So sad... a huge loss.

JinxyPoop (UK) - Posts: 1162 - 14/10/2011 19:13:26    1052186


really sad news. My heart goes out to his family and the man himself. I met him once in Clones with his son and a few Antrim men and now wish I had introduced myself and had a proper chat.

CheFinny (UK) - Posts: 1358 - 14/10/2011 19:19:36    1052189


i am gutted RIP comrade

hipster (Dublin) - Posts: 2509 - 14/10/2011 19:33:05    1052197


A true legend and a loss to all that knew him........RIP Patrique

tomaoo7 (Dublin) - Posts: 5896 - 14/10/2011 19:45:44    1052211


'Patrick McGinley, RIP'

At the bottom of the page is a copy of an article he wrote for the county on his experiences following Antrim since the late 60's.

It got to the point here where on the big threads I'd always use 'CTRL-F' 'Patrique' to see what stirring he was at.

Benandonner (Antrim) - Posts: 459 - 14/10/2011 19:47:11    1052214


Gammy_Knee (USA) - Posts: 1482 - 14/10/2011 19:56:53    1052223


Poor Patrique :( Hoganstand wont be the same without him. Top class WUM, RIP Patrique :( Look after the hoganstand for us

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 14/10/2011 19:59:15    1052226


This forum has not and will not be the same. I would say that Pat was the heartbeat of this forum and it will be a lot poorer now that he has passed away. A weird feeling, you sort of think you know him, i suppose we all did it's hard to explain it really.

All i know is the guy was a top top bloke who was as sharp as a razor.

Pat i salute you, Manchester, Mayo, Antrim, Northern Ireland and the Republic are all thinking of you tonight.

May you rest in peace my friend!!!!

Mancirish (UK) - Posts: 2196 - 14/10/2011 20:00:51    1052228


Sorry to hear about this man , knew how to give good wind up . Rest in peace as you will be missed greatly.

Dellboypolecat (Tyrone) - Posts: 15069 - 14/10/2011 20:07:59    1052238


RIP Patrique

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts: 13473 - 14/10/2011 20:12:34    1052243


Never met the man but a big miss on Hogan Stand

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1606 - 14/10/2011 20:27:23    1052257


Heard the awful news this morning. I had the privilege of working with this legend for a few years and spent manys a time getting educated in the ways of the world in the smoke room in Great Northern Tower. I mind I hadn't started that long and only knew Paddy from listening to him preach in the style of Dr King at smoke break. The place fairly well packed and the following conversation ensued:

Patrique: Aye young redhand, what about ye? (I'm sitting wondering how this boy knows my name when)
Patrique: I here your a right hand at the oul football, county minor I here?
ORH: (Embarassed) I'm alright give it a go ye know yourself
Patrique: Aye well keep at it for you've no idea how to use a hurl.

Pressing him on how he knew how useful I was at hurling he'd found out who I was and on his many travels happened to stumble upon a game between a minor game between Tyrone and Armagh in which I was playing. He taught me many things about life and manys a valuable lesson I learnt from the preacher. A scholar, musician, and damned good man, Slán mo chara you will be sorely missed.

As the great Dr King says "Free at last, Free at last, thank God almighty Free at last.

To give those who wish to find, a flavour of Patrique

omaghredhand (Tyrone) - Posts: 3656 - 14/10/2011 20:28:15    1052259


R.I.P will be sadly missed here on hs

orchardman (Armagh) - Posts: 158 - 14/10/2011 20:29:45    1052260


rest in peace patrique a true gael thegaelic greats are in for a roasting tonight and a good debate may you rest in piece for a person many of us have never met you have touched alot of us with your posts wit and honesty RIP

ITSCHOLAR (Carlow) - Posts: 263 - 14/10/2011 20:34:37    1052264



A great Gael.

MourneArmy (Down) - Posts: 1787 - 14/10/2011 20:37:40    1052265


I feel so sad as though an older brother or dear friend has passed. I was always hoping to see his return. What I knew of patrique was only of these pages but he showed his compassion love and friendship in every post. He and I often disagreed but he was by far my favourite poster. He has and will continue to be greatly missed

derryman (Derry) - Posts: 3246 - 14/10/2011 20:38:11    1052266


Hope his family gets to read this thread but I guess they knew how much people thought of him anyway. "Take what you need and leave the rest, but they should never never have taken the very best".

corkcelt (Cork) - Posts: 4388 - 14/10/2011 20:45:16    1052274


Patrique I hope a blue moon is rising for you tonight. RIP.

Mulligan Eamonn (None) - Posts: 896 - 14/10/2011 21:03:22    1052280