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Declan Fanning Retires

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Just want to wish him the best and thank him for the years of service in a Tipp jersey.

Hag_and_Cheese (Tipperary) - Posts: 6103 - 02/11/2010 12:49:16    807815


Declan's been a revelation over the past two seasons, in particular. Many, myself included, doubted his ability to adapt to the wing back position after winning his All-Star at full back. I think his display in the 2009 final, when he saw off a few Kilkenny players, was probably his best game, but he also played a major part in this year's memorable success. Best of luck, Declan, and thanks for the memories.

tubberadora (Tipperary) - Posts: 5 - 02/11/2010 15:14:40    807942


best of luck to Declan he has been brilliant for the last few years. it means half back line is going to be totally different next year. Fanning has to be replaced and surely Padraic Maher has got to be our centre back from now on. He seems to always tighten things when he goes in there and has been brilliant there when iv seen him for u-21's or thurles. could well have brendan maher back to wing back with hennessey getting his spot in midfield

LondonOranges (Tipperary) - Posts: 45 - 04/11/2010 17:59:36    809731


Yep londonoranges I think Brendan maher will go wing back and Hennessey to midfield.

Best to luck to fanning in retirement. I remember the first time I saw him play for tipp in croke park against Donegal in a 2003 football qualifier, he was a wing back then too.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 04/11/2010 19:47:15    809838


Lads are ye forgetting about David Young?? Ready made replacement. But agree Padraic Maher should move to center back.

Hag_and_Cheese (Tipperary) - Posts: 6103 - 07/11/2010 09:54:45    811109


lads you couldnt move brendan maher its where he plays best, id say either david young or benny dunne wing back.. I think james barry should get run their in the league tho

PaRyan (Tipperary) - Posts: 68 - 07/11/2010 14:06:02    811202


That's a fair point about Young. We have so many good players at the minute. Barry, Logue, Carey and bubbles are all worth a try out during the league.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 09/11/2010 20:24:43    813171