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Slán Patrique.....R.I.P.

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like most of you on HS the news of Patrique's passing has shocked & saddened me. I never knew nor met the man but his wisdom on a wide variety of subjects was beyond compare. I only encountered him in debate on a couple of occassions and occassionaly would've shared the same view point as him but the world will be a poorer place fo his passing. My thoughts are with his many friends and family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

dubupnorth (Dublin) - Posts: 1897 - 15/10/2011 20:32:27    1052588

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RIP Patrique,what a poster,what a GAA Man,condolances to his friends and family. Always read his posts,his love of hurling was infectous. Eastgael.

eastgael (Limerick) - Posts: 629 - 15/10/2011 20:56:24    1052598

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Saffron till he died.

RIP

Have some craic with the Saffron Army in the sky

CLG_09 (Antrim) - Posts: 42 - 15/10/2011 21:16:01    1052617

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His famous one man storming of Aughncloy after his beloved Antrim reached the Ulster final of 09 and planting an Antrim flag in the Heart of Tyrone is what makes him a legend even though Antrim lost to Tyrone in the final and Pat was unable to repeat his heroics. He was witty intelligent and a encyclopaedia of knowledge R.I.P. Pat .

DynamoDooher (Tyrone) - Posts: 423 - 15/10/2011 21:31:19    1052637

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A very entertaining poster indeed.

RIP

sponger (Wicklow) - Posts: 2739 - 15/10/2011 21:54:32    1052645

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We salute you Sir.

Interacted but once or twice through this medium. Still think my suggestion of placing a new hurl in Carson's hand (whenever the ash eventually matures in Stormont) as holding merit.. Your medals may have been football earned but for my own perspective and tribute you were/are a true and knowledgable hurling man. RIP.

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 471 - 15/10/2011 21:58:38    1052648

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RIP.
For someone I didn't know, this is really shocking me.

donegal_insider (Donegal) - Posts: 583 - 15/10/2011 22:00:16    1052651

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Is this Paddy here can someone please confirm many thanks in advance http://youtu.be/OcEwPt0bQZs

Giantcausewayh (Antrim) - Posts: 18 - 16/10/2011 10:58:20    1052677

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Slán abhaile pat. Tá súil agam go mbeidh t-ádh dearg ag Aontroim an bliain seo chugainn, go háirithe an foireann iománaíocht faoin Jerry Wallace.

Aontroim abú, Patrique abú.

hurlinspuds (Cork) - Posts: 1494 - 16/10/2011 11:29:39    1052693

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Giantcausewayh
County: Antrim
Posts: 18

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Is this Paddy here can someone please confirm many thanks in advance http://youtu.be/OcEwPt0bQZs

yes it is , he was very proud of his performance that day, some Bodhran player bye all accounts ........................

fortyfive (Tyrone) - Posts: 5929 - 16/10/2011 11:50:23    1052697

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Terrible news may he rest in peace.

Would have had plenty of clashes with him over many years.... but he was a true GAA man and had an encyclopedic knowledge of it.

This forum will be a whole lot quiter without him my condolences to his family and friends.

Hag_and_Cheese (Tipperary) - Posts: 6103 - 16/10/2011 12:10:20    1052709

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He was my favourite poster here. It's sometimes difficult to get your personality across in what you write and I like most on this site never met him face to face. But one thing you'd have to say is through his posts you could feel that he was a character and a very likable and warm one at that. His posts were always humorous and sometimes controversial but he always went about his business without being harsh or vindictive. The sign of a true gentleman. God Bless him and condolences to those who had the honour of knowing him on a personal level.

Nick (Wexford) - Posts: 1100 - 16/10/2011 12:20:36    1052711

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Been feeling that coming on here is getting less and less worthwhile recently. With Patrique gone it certainly will be. RIP

roundball (Tipperary) - Posts: 2514 - 16/10/2011 15:32:54    1052786

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RIP

derfil1 (Kildare) - Posts: 1612 - 16/10/2011 15:51:58    1052792

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I'm really shocked. Admired him big time despite him being a sticky. I was wondering why there was no comments from him relating to the presidential race.
I read the tribute to him on antirm site. They have a guest book so some of you may want to post a message there, also. It really is like a death of someone you know really well. I wish his family well in the future. In the fullness of time it would be good if HS honoured his memory in some way.

thistle_harps (UK) - Posts: 879 - 16/10/2011 19:10:26    1052907

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Was thinking the same thing myself thistle, re his memory. Maybe a small photo in some corner of the Home page. Prior to your post I was watching with sadness as this thread was slipping down the pecking order. I know life must go on and this thread like others will dissapear into posterity but I think we owe it to him to keep it going for a little bit longer.

corkcelt (Cork) - Posts: 4388 - 16/10/2011 19:34:33    1052923

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corkcelt like yourself one of the elder statesmen of this site. But i would go as far to say he was the DADDY!!!

Many tangled with him me being 1 but we all loved it. This site is already missing its finest poster, i for 1 have not had much fun in recent times. He will always be in my memories when i log on, well he was a closet red after all. lol God bless Pat missing you loads already!!!

I am sure Hoganstand will do something befitting of the man...

Mancirish (UK) - Posts: 2196 - 16/10/2011 20:02:51    1052966

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I havent been on the forum much lately and I'm just realizing what has happened.I am so shocked and saddened,and I never even knew him personally.We locked horns many times but I will miss him on here.May you rest in peace Patrique.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4235 - 16/10/2011 20:09:53    1052983

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He was the DADDY ok. I wouldn't be in the half-penny place compared to patrique. In the early days we were enemies but over the years that melted and I think at the end we were good friends as far as cyber posting goes. His knowledge of hurling in particular was awsome but there was simply nothing that he couldn't or wouldn't debate about. He could be infuriating at times but I always imagined he was chuckling as he hit the Enter button and sent those posts. Like everyone else on the site I will miss him a lot, but hopefully I will learn from him. I will continue to post in the same manner as I always do but from now on I will remind myself to smile more when I am posting.

corkcelt (Cork) - Posts: 4388 - 16/10/2011 20:20:25    1052991

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Some lovely words here about Patrique...it shows how words can touch since most of us never met Patrique. I am very saddened to hear about his death; I enjoyed his words, his love of GAA, his views and his abilitity and respect in responding to others regardless of opposite views or not. Corkcelts recent statement resonate with me.....its sad to see his post slipping down, it woiuld be good to remember him-have an acknowledgment of him here in Hoganstand.

Finally I would like to send my sympathies to his family; I hope someday they will read this thread to see how much regard and respect this community has for him. RIP Patrique.....you are missed.

kerrykerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1779 - 16/10/2011 20:29:35    1053004

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