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Cian Mackey

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Cian Mackey is a great inspiration for all future Cavan footballers! Many times his creativeness, heart and drive led Cavan out of tight games! Hopefully many young footballers will learn his ways,
Thanks Cian for the good times, enjoy your retirement. Please help inspire the next generation, they need you!
Faithfull fan!

fifty (Mayo) - Posts: 88 - 10/01/2020 22:06:14    2258851

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Why is he leaving now? Did he do the winter training, get the gear, then leave? Now Cavan have to get in a replacement who is months behind the rest with training.

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1422 - 10/01/2020 23:46:39    2258861

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Quite simply the best player Cavan have produced in the last 15 years.

I have a strong feeling of regret that he has no silverware to show for his efforts with Cavan. One thing is for sure though, he owes us nothing and can proudly look back on his personal performances for the county team, a team that failed to earn him the silverware his talent deserved.

Best of luck Cian and enjoy your retirement.

Cavan_Shambles (Cavan) - Posts: 370 - 11/01/2020 10:45:46    2258886

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Outstanding servant for Cavan over the years. Great vision and ability to take on opponents and we certainly don't have many players with those qualities at the moment.
Best of luck in your retirement Cian.

Cavanalaugh (Cavan) - Posts: 3 - 11/01/2020 16:07:45    2258937

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "Why is he leaving now? Did he do the winter training, get the gear, then leave? Now Cavan have to get in a replacement who is months behind the rest with training."
He wasn't back on the panel at any point since last July

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3824 - 12/01/2020 09:40:02    2259039

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Replying To cavanman47:  "He wasn't back on the panel at any point since last July"
Then he didn't retire...he just wasn't picked this year. How can you retire from something you're not part off?

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1422 - 13/01/2020 22:26:47    2259572

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "Then he didn't retire...he just wasn't picked this year. How can you retire from something you're not part off?"
Why are you nit picking. The man said hes done playing with Cavan, whether management want him or not, he is retiring from inter county football.

fredflint (Cavan) - Posts: 1298 - 13/01/2020 22:53:01    2259581

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "Then he didn't retire...he just wasn't picked this year. How can you retire from something you're not part off?"
I'm sure he was asked back in. Probably said no to Mickey in November and took the xmas to consider his future. Then made his decision in the last week or 2.

It's not rocket science.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3824 - 13/01/2020 22:55:41    2259584

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "Then he didn't retire...he just wasn't picked this year. How can you retire from something you're not part off?"
you sound very sour regarding Mackeys retirement in that do you think he went in for the 'free' gear and then decided he wasnt playing. im sure he has that much gear from his 15 years he wouldnt be stuck for it that badly to rejoin the panel to get it and then announce he is retiring. he is entitled to 'retire' after the service he has given to the county for the past 15 years despite him not being involved in the winter training. it draws a line in the sand for the speculation and questions that otherwise would be asked when we are a few games in and wondering why hes not featuring. there was probably a few more years in him as an impact sub but i guess he seen the writing on the wall with all the other players not available this year and wanted to go out on a 'high' of having played in an ulster final.

clownonthetown (Cavan) - Posts: 41 - 14/01/2020 09:02:40    2259618

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "Then he didn't retire...he just wasn't picked this year. How can you retire from something you're not part off?"
It's the same negative response that is blighting this forum for years! Cian was a great servant to Cavan, a bright part of alot Cavan performances. It does not hurt to pay a positive tribute to a good player who put in the hard yards on the pitch on good and bad days! It's a pity they don't have a Championship for the negative keyboard warriors!
Good luck and a good future to you Cian, well deserved!!!

fifty (Mayo) - Posts: 88 - 14/01/2020 11:19:28    2259666

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Cian Mackey served the county well at all grade during his long career. He deserves all our best wishes.

kildare blue (Cavan) - Posts: 563 - 15/01/2020 09:34:44    2259905

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Best wishes to Cian, a skillful player I always enjoyed watching, wonderful vision and drove hard at defences, big boots to fill.

facer4home (Cavan) - Posts: 111 - 22/01/2020 23:06:46    2261686

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What a superb player he has been for cavan ...very talented and won many a game for us . Was magical last year against armagh ,a class act and a realky great player who deserved silverware.

eamonnmac (Cavan) - Posts: 59 - 02/02/2020 00:18:34    2264369

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What a superb player he has been for cavan ...very talented and won many a game for us . Was magical last year against armagh ,a class act and a realky great player who deserved silverware.

eamonnmac (Cavan) - Posts: 59 - 02/02/2020 00:18:48    2264370

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Good luck to Cian in the autumn of your career on your new move to Mullinaghta!

fifty (Mayo) - Posts: 88 - 11/02/2020 11:18:28    2267010

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Replying To fifty:  "Good luck to Cian in the autumn of your career on your new move to Mullinaghta!"
What's the story here lads?. Is it not a bit strange that a fella would leave his home club with them going for 3 in a row having not won one for years.

HEREBENJI (Donegal) - Posts: 379 - 13/02/2020 10:19:25    2267462

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Replying To HEREBENJI:  "What's the story here lads?. Is it not a bit strange that a fella would leave his home club with them going for 3 in a row having not won one for years."
He's living in Mullineachta now.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3824 - 13/02/2020 13:44:15    2267514

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Replying To HEREBENJI:  "What's the story here lads?. Is it not a bit strange that a fella would leave his home club with them going for 3 in a row having not won one for years."
He is living in Longford now, and would have a 40 minute commute to training/games if he stayed, on very bad roads.

PatTheDandy (Cavan) - Posts: 221 - 13/02/2020 14:12:48    2267519

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Replying To PatTheDandy:  "He is living in Longford now, and would have a 40 minute commute to training/games if he stayed, on very bad roads."
Mullinalaghta to BJD is 27 minutes as per google maps. This is not the reason he is leaving Castlerahan

theDagger1986 (Cavan) - Posts: 167 - 13/02/2020 14:21:34    2267522

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Replying To theDagger1986:  "Mullinalaghta to BJD is 27 minutes as per google maps. This is not the reason he is leaving Castlerahan"
27 minutes from Mullinalaghta. But 40 minutes from where he lives I believe.

PatTheDandy (Cavan) - Posts: 221 - 13/02/2020 15:11:10    2267530

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