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Sean Cavanagh

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great player to watch when not playing dublin haha
a leader for tyrone for so long and seemed a genuine bloke off the pitch.

dissapointed with hoganstand report on the game yesterday
"For triple All-Ireland winner Sean Cavanagh, it was a bitter note upon which to exit the intercounty stage after years of sterling service to the Red Hands - a contribution which was sportingly acknowledged by each and every Dublin player after the final whistle (but not by their supporters)."

what is the meaning of this about not by their supporters seems very poor from the writer as many dublin supporters in the stands stood up to applaud him and all around me on the hill clapped and gave him a cheer.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 28/08/2017 12:11:32    2039217

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Not only one of the greatest, but probably the most decorated Ulster footballer, 3 All SFC, 1 MFC, 2 U-21, 5/6 Ulster SFC, 8 Mc Kenna Cups, Railway Cups, Mc Crory Cup, International, All Stars etc

Thanks for the memories

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1489 - 28/08/2017 12:21:39    2039232

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Now is not the time to talk about the match. Sean Cav you are a legend. A genuine bona fide legend. I felt for you today. You did not deserve that. Thanks for the memories. Love from Dublin. Good luck."
What do you mean now is not time to talk about the match ? You are always saying I lick up to the culchies...

Give it a rest man will ya.

I'm not having this "i felt for you today" carry on.

If you were leaving that ground yesterday with anything in your mind other than elation for the absolute imperious, magical demolition job that Dublin handed out to Tyrone, then you sir, are talking through your hoop.

I totally agree that Sean Cav is a genuine, bona fide legend of the game, Dublin players in going over and wishing him well was classy (of course it was, everything about this panel and management just oozes class) and I of course wish him well.

But I certainly didn't give him, nor Tyrone a second thought after that game yesterday, All the talk was about how we made a very good chase shadows for 76 minutes. MUSTARD

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12654 - 28/08/2017 12:54:51    2039262

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Worthy of the applause he got when going off. Only saw the SG live now and was emotinal stuff with SC having his family around him and all. Says a lot abou the man that the oppostion queued up to acknowledge him. Nice touch by Cluxton & Co.

Always sad to see great players leave the Championship but worth noting how lucky we are to be around to get to see these greats on the big stage.

poguemahone (Dublin) - Posts: 356 - 28/08/2017 13:05:18    2039270

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Great scenes in Croke Park yesterday for a truly wonderful player, classy exit for one of the games greatest players of an era.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1419 - 28/08/2017 14:39:39    2039377

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Best of luck in retirement from IC football Sean Cavanagh.
Top top player and will be missed by Tyrone and football fans in general.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 562 - 28/08/2017 21:16:37    2039625

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Replying To waynoI:  "What do you mean now is not time to talk about the match ? You are always saying I lick up to the culchies...

Give it a rest man will ya.

I'm not having this "i felt for you today" carry on.

If you were leaving that ground yesterday with anything in your mind other than elation for the absolute imperious, magical demolition job that Dublin handed out to Tyrone, then you sir, are talking through your hoop.

I totally agree that Sean Cav is a genuine, bona fide legend of the game, Dublin players in going over and wishing him well was classy (of course it was, everything about this panel and management just oozes class) and I of course wish him well.

But I certainly didn't give him, nor Tyrone a second thought after that game yesterday, All the talk was about how we made a very good chase shadows for 76 minutes. MUSTARD"
Cool story bro.....

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 7957 - 28/08/2017 22:13:14    2039679

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Great player, at his peak he was the best in the country. Glad to see the Dublin players giving him a warm send off.

Marse (Dublin) - Posts: 193 - 28/08/2017 23:39:45    2039734

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Sean has been a magnificent player for Tyrone and we are very grateful we had his presence on the team for as long as we did. He is a legend in Tyrone and we will be forever grateful for all he has done for Tyrone football. Thanks big man and enjoy taking things a little easier.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 3927 - 29/08/2017 02:12:07    2039769

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For me, Sean is up there with Peter Canavan, Sean O'Neill and John Joe O'Reilly on the Mount Rushmore of Ulster GAA greats.

Whatever way you might measure such things, Sean fits the criteria of a legend - trophies, individual awards, longevity, signature games, skills and esteem of his peers - and I really don't use the term lightly. Many footballers have had long careers, but few have been performing at an elite level for 15 years (All Star in 2003 and tremendous Ulster final display in 2016) - that is extremely rare, and even moreso for a midfielder.

It's worth mentioning the type of guy that Sean is. In all his days playing for club and county, I've never known him to throw a dirty dig at an opponent, despite the constant provocation that such greats receive. He's also as friendly, affable and likeable a guy off the field.

A superstar of the modern game, and perhaps the most complete footballer of his generation, it was lovely to see the Dubs recognise his greatness, and queue up to shake his hand. Their fans too, as many of them stood to give him an ovation after he was substituted. Growing up in Tyrone, I idolised the Kerry and Dublin stars of the 70s, so it was great to be reminded that we too can produce players who are similarly thought of by fans and players from other counties.

Legend and gentleman.

Thomas Clarke (Tyrone) - Posts: 953 - 29/08/2017 23:05:10    2040478

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A fantastic player, who after 13 or 14 years was still able to sell that exact same dummy. Great playing career with Tyrone, I'm sad to see him wrap up his career and not give it one more year.

GaryMc82 (Derry) - Posts: 3002 - 02/09/2017 16:30:29    2041853

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What a shame to see him being booed by Hill 16 when he was subbed off, stay away and stick with the soccer lads

FreeSpirit (UK) - Posts: 19 - 02/09/2017 16:50:13    2041865

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