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Donie Vaughan

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So rumour has it donie vaughan has transferred from ballindine to mitchells. have heard from a few sources now, can anyone shed any clear light on this topic on this ? quite shocking if true, i must admit

parcsean (Leitrim) - Posts: 4 - 14/12/2017 21:31:47    2065210

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Replying To parcsean:  "So rumour has it donie vaughan has transferred from ballindine to mitchells. have heard from a few sources now, can anyone shed any clear light on this topic on this ? quite shocking if true, i must admit"
I'll never understand why one would transfer to another club within your county other than for let's say selfish reasons/ambition.

Spoddgy (Mayo) - Posts: 617 - 15/12/2017 10:13:58    2065233

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Even as a Mitchels man, I'm torn on this.

On the one hand, they would definitely benefit from his skills, no question (even if they're already quite strong in the parts of the field in which he can play).

On the other, Ballinrobe isn't exactly light years away in terms of commuting and I can say why they could be upset by this.

Personally, I wouldn't like to see a return to the days when Mitchels were fielding a lot of fellas hailing from outside the town.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1489 - 15/12/2017 10:45:37    2065236

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every man entitled to follow his own path but he will get serious stick for this

FearBeag (Mayo) - Posts: 42 - 15/12/2017 14:44:41    2065256

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Replying To FearBeag:  "every man entitled to follow his own path but he will get serious stick for this"
*he deserves serious stick for this.

I would be livid if I was from Ballinrobe

republican (Sligo) - Posts: 242 - 15/12/2017 16:47:17    2065273

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Glory chasing or as we would say in our area traitor, the club/parish you were born in is your club for life, as the TV ad said 'one life, one club'. I would say that this boils down to 'robe dropping down to inter grade and maybe his chance of staying in the Mayo panel may lessen even though Keegan and Barrett were on the panel from inter clubs. We don't know what is going on behind closed doors, why did the robe fail to maintain their senior status, was he carrying the team, was he missing playing for Mayo a distraction to the robe team, I remember talking to a club when 1 of their major players was on the Mayo panel, they couldn't concentrate on their games or push the team forwards, they were better off if he had left the club

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1270 - 15/12/2017 20:44:47    2065295

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Under the rules you can play for the Club where you were born, where you live or where you work, as he is living and working in Castlebar he is entitled to play for them, as he was not born in Ballinrobe it is doubtful if he can play for them unless it was his first club which I doubt.

culmore (None) - Posts: 1272 - 16/12/2017 14:11:57    2065343

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Replying To culmore:  "Under the rules you can play for the Club where you were born, where you live or where you work, as he is living and working in Castlebar he is entitled to play for them, as he was not born in Ballinrobe it is doubtful if he can play for them unless it was his first club which I doubt."
Nobody is born in Ballinrobe or any other Mayo club. Castlebar is the only place in mayo you can be born.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9155 - 16/12/2017 17:32:24    2065356

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Nobody is born in Ballinrobe or any other Mayo club. Castlebar is the only place in mayo you can be born."
yew tree even in this day and age some people are still born on the side of the road Think Donie was born someplace in Cork

culmore (None) - Posts: 1272 - 16/12/2017 21:32:02    2065374

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He could have stayed with Ballinrobe for a year and helped them to get back up to senior. Sad that his mentality appears to be "desert the sinking ship" He may sell shoes but clearly has no "sole"

Brinsley Swartz (Mayo) - Posts: 2188 - 06/01/2018 16:09:34    2067097

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