Carlow - Willie Quinlan.-- Legend

Lads, if there is any player that deserves a massive cheer when he races out onto the pitch on Sunday it's Willie Quinlan, as far as I am aware he is the last member of that great Eire Og team that won 5 Leinster titles that is still playing senior football, as I am not an Eire og supporter I stand to be corrected on that, the first time I saw Willie playing was against Clane in the first round of the Leinster club championship Oct. 1995, playing at center forward, marking him that day was the Kildare and Clane center half back Dennis O'Connell, Eire Og won 2-8 to 1-9, Clane had 5 high profile Kildare players on the Clane team that day, Willie scored 1-2. -- The second time was against Ballybode St. Endas in the Leinster club semi-final wearing the No.10 shirt, Bally boden had Paul Bealin (9) and the great Paul Curran (11) Willie scored two great points that day, the game was so tight that not even Paul Curran when switched to mark Willie could hold him, final score Eire og 1-10 Ballyboden 2-6.
Eire Og played An Tocar in the leinster final that year which ended in a draw 2-9 to 0-15 Willie wearing No 10. In the replay Willie started on the other side wearing No 12 he scored a point that day, but Eire Og won the final 0-15 to 0-7
The game that stands out most in my mind is second replay of the 1998 Leinster final when Eire Og played a star studded Kilmacud Crokes team, Willie wore No 13 that day and was marked by Crokes captain and intercounty player Con Cleary but he went on to score a memorable 1-1 that was 1998, so to-morrow and 10 years later he is still there willing and waiting to do his club proud, what ever the result to-morrow Willie can walk away with his head high.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts:1639 - 25/10/2008 14:46:13   126462

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go away de mans lik an antique

pal4life (Carlow) - Posts:15 - 25/10/2008 17:23:57   126515

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126515 go away de mans lik an antique

Don't they increase in value????

Boxtyeater (Leitrim) - Posts:620 - 25/10/2008 20:18:30   126574

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Antique.....I believe his value went through the roof yesterday afternoon!!! what a performance from the wee man! He hassled & harried from the moment he stepped onto the turf....Pure class!!!

Andi (Carlow) - Posts:40 - 27/10/2008 18:14:33   127436

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Replying To supersub15:  "Lads, if there is any player that deserves a massive cheer when he races out onto the pitch on Sunday it's Willie Quinlan, as far as I am aware he is the last member of that great Eire Og team that won 5 Leinster titles that is still playing senior football, as I am not an Eire og supporter I stand to be corrected on that, the first time I saw Willie playing was against Clane in the first round of the Leinster club championship Oct. 1995, playing at center forward, marking him that day was the Kildare and Clane center half back Dennis O'Connell, Eire Og won 2-8 to 1-9, Clane had 5 high profile Kildare players on the Clane team that day, Willie scored 1-2. -- The second time was against Ballybode St. Endas in the Leinster club semi-final wearing the No.10 shirt, Bally boden had Paul Bealin (9) and the great Paul Curran (11) Willie scored two great points that day, the game was so tight that not even Paul Curran when switched to mark Willie could hold him, final score Eire og 1-10 Ballyboden 2-6.
Eire Og played An Tocar in the leinster final that year which ended in a draw 2-9 to 0-15 Willie wearing No 10. In the replay Willie started on the other side wearing No 12 he scored a point that day, but Eire Og won the final 0-15 to 0-7
The game that stands out most in my mind is second replay of the 1998 Leinster final when Eire Og played a star studded Kilmacud Crokes team, Willie wore No 13 that day and was marked by Crokes captain and intercounty player Con Cleary but he went on to score a memorable 1-1 that was 1998, so to-morrow and 10 years later he is still there willing and waiting to do his club proud, what ever the result to-morrow Willie can walk away with his head high."
That was Paul Curran from Kerry making Quinlain. Paul Curran Dublin never played with Ballyboden. He played with Thomas Davis and played with Kilmacud Crokes for one year

Gael85 (Dublin) - Posts:1433 - 09/05/2017 11:48:07   1985430

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Replying To Gael85:  "That was Paul Curran from Kerry making Quinlain. Paul Curran Dublin never played with Ballyboden. He played with Thomas Davis and played with Kilmacud Crokes for one year"
Jaysus Rip Van Winkle has arisen

moll (Carlow) - Posts:126 - 09/05/2017 20:03:28   1985533

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Replying To Gael85:  "That was Paul Curran from Kerry making Quinlain. Paul Curran Dublin never played with Ballyboden. He played with Thomas Davis and played with Kilmacud Crokes for one year"
Lads, if there is any player that deserves a massive cheer when he races out onto the pitch on Sunday it's Willie Quinlan, as far as I am aware he is the last member of that great Eire Og team that won 5 Leinster titles that is still playing senior football, as I am not an Eire og supporter I stand to be corrected on that, the first time I saw Willie playing was against Clane in the first round of the Leinster club championship Oct. 1995, playing at center forward, marking him that day was the Kildare and Clane center half back Dennis O'Connell, Eire Og won 2-8 to 1-9, Clane had 5 high profile Kildare players on the Clane team that day, Willie scored 1-2. -- The second time was against Ballybode St. Endas in the Leinster club semi-final wearing the No.10 shirt, Bally boden had Paul Bealin (9) and the great Paul Curran (11) Willie scored two great points that day, the game was so tight that not even Paul Curran when switched to mark Willie could hold him, final score Eire og 1-10 Ballyboden 2-6.
Eire Og played An Tocar in the leinster final that year which ended in a draw 2-9 to 0-15 Willie wearing No 10. In the replay Willie started on the other side wearing No 12 he scored a point that day, but Eire Og won the final 0-15 to 0-7
The game that stands out most in my mind is second replay of the 1998 Leinster final when Eire Og played a star studded Kilmacud Crokes team, Willie wore No 13 that day and was marked by Crokes captain and intercounty player Con Cleary but he went on to score a memorable 1-1 that was 1998, so to-morrow and 10 years later he is still there willing and waiting to do his club proud, what ever the result to-morrow Willie can walk away with his head high.
supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts:1580 - 25/10/2008 14:46:13 126462

Yes, that was an earlier post of mine, I see someone took the liberty of digging into the archives to retrieve it, he/she posted it again for me and not alone that but signed it off for me
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supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts:1639 - 09/05/2017 20:14:20   1985536

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I have just made supersub15 redundant.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts:1639 - 09/05/2017 21:33:00   1985551

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Mad that this was dug up after all these years. Wasn't that the Leinster Club semi final that Willie was playing in his 40's
That Eire Og team I think went and bet the Wicklow & Longford champions in 2 very close games away from home to get to the Leinster semi where i think Rhode after having an early penalty saved went on to hammer Eire Og and that was I think Willies last Leinster game at 41/42

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts:1036 - 10/05/2017 00:47:58   1985578

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Ye that was 2008 ye when Rhode bet them in the semi final.

fergie (Carlow) - Posts:973 - 10/05/2017 23:02:54   1985855

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