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Donie Vaughan

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Replying To yew_tree:  "His business also has a shop in Ballinrobe. At 29 he is still young enough to play club for another 6 years at least. It's a move that has not gone down well in Mayo but we don't know he whole story but it's not a move I agree with. Club comes first"
From a business point of view you can see why he's doing it though it looks a cynical. Not many locals are gonna flock into the ship looking for shows if it was managed by any of Donie's family. But they will for Donie Vaughan the county star who plays for the local club.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4547 - 16/12/2017 12:11:54    2065334

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Replying To browncows:  "It is an amateur game and where the man plays his football is irrelevant to me or indeed to any poster. We are all very good at advising other folk about what is best for them. I may not have transferred (in his position) but that does not mean that I should tell him what to do. I wish him the best of luck."
exactly correct, Donie owes nobody any explanation, great servant to Mayo GAA. But I have to say honestly that Donie, Jason and Cillian are holding back Mayo from glory, Rochford will be cutting a bunch of them for championship imo.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 767 - 16/12/2017 13:27:41    2065337

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Who really cares?

Chops (Westmeath) - Posts: 743 - 16/12/2017 13:29:53    2065339

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "exactly correct, Donie owes nobody any explanation, great servant to Mayo GAA. But I have to say honestly that Donie, Jason and Cillian are holding back Mayo from glory, Rochford will be cutting a bunch of them for championship imo."
So Stephen Rochford is going to win Sam by dropping Vaughan and Doherty?!!!

As for dropping Cillian O'Connor that it literally madeness! COC is on course to become the leading all time scorer in Cmahpionship Football history within the next couple of years! The man is a once in a lifetime phenomenon!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 11780 - 16/12/2017 14:55:51    2065346

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Replying To MesAmis:  "So Stephen Rochford is going to win Sam by dropping Vaughan and Doherty?!!!

As for dropping Cillian O'Connor that it literally madeness! COC is on course to become the leading all time scorer in Cmahpionship Football history within the next couple of years! The man is a once in a lifetime phenomenon!"
Couldn't agree more. A ridiculous post from a galway poster. Cillians scoring is over the course of his senior career is right up there.
Problem is people think he should be able to do everything when physically he can't.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9104 - 16/12/2017 15:55:27    2065350

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Couldn't agree more. A ridiculous post from a galway poster. Cillians scoring is over the course of his senior career is right up there.
Problem is people think he should be able to do everything when physically he can't."
I don't know Donie Vs personal situation. But if he lives in Castlebar AND he sees himself continuing to live there and rear a family, then yes he should transfer in order to help cement his family roots for the future etc.
Too many lost souls in GAA who moved to another area and never joined that club before they quit playing and now have no feel or connection to the club their kids play with.

Also I am am rural man. And rather than crying into our porridge every morning about rural clubs folding and the youth going to towns and cities, it is time us rural folk demanded our politicians get some resources and jobs and Internet into the countryside. That is the only way our clubs will survive. Pontificating that Ballinrobe is only 20 minutes from Castlebar is bull, get proper facilities and job opportunities into rural Ireland and the youth will stay. Instead of hammering Donie, hammer the TDs whose policies take so many of our players away cos I spent 17 years making 2 hour round trips for both football and hurling and instead I should have had chances to get job at home rather that go away. Driving is no joke and when I signed away beside where I lived the ball was way way more enjoyable.

theborderfox (Monaghan) - Posts: 99 - 16/12/2017 16:23:05    2065352

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yes I domiciled in Mayo for a bit and I am a Galway poster but I am right. I thought madness was doing the same thing every year and expect different results? Was hoping Mayo could do it this year but alas. See you on May 13, keeping those players will suit Galway.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 767 - 16/12/2017 16:44:28    2065353

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "yes I domiciled in Mayo for a bit and I am a Galway poster but I am right. I thought madness was doing the same thing every year and expect different results? Was hoping Mayo could do it this year but alas. See you on May 13, keeping those players will suit Galway."
I don't think your right....dropping Cillian O Connor from the Mayo squad would be ridiculous.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9104 - 16/12/2017 17:30:36    2065355

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never got the obsession with senior clubs,sure they only turn up for matches anyway.
plenty of players made it to the top of the game from intermediate and junior clubs.terrible.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 2520 - 16/12/2017 19:15:41    2065367

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Donie has to earn a living outside of football and when his playing days are over. Club and county loyalties are very important but it's understandable if they put their future career above such loyalties.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4547 - 17/12/2017 07:59:48    2065380

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Donie has to earn a living outside of football and when his playing days are over. Club and county loyalties are very important but it's understandable if they put their future career above such loyalties."
His store in Ballinrobe will take a hit? I hope not but he has opened himself up to criticism with this move big time

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9104 - 17/12/2017 13:08:29    2065408

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Replying To yew_tree:  "His store in Ballinrobe will take a hit? I hope not but he has opened himself up to criticism with this move big time"
The Ballinrobe store probably won't be affected Yew Tree as that's the family business. I think, with his profile, it's a smart move for the Castlebar store as he'll also be the local player. Many GAA players have used their GAA profile to further their business and political ambitions. It's only a short trek from Ballinrobe to Castlebar but throughout a year being based in Castlebar saves him some time, including county commitments, that could be used to further his business.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4547 - 17/12/2017 13:47:15    2065415

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "yes I domiciled in Mayo for a bit and I am a Galway poster but I am right. I thought madness was doing the same thing every year and expect different results? Was hoping Mayo could do it this year but alas. See you on May 13, keeping those players will suit Galway."
Ah to be fair ye never sorted out the water supply down there in galway, did ye? Have ye stopped bothering to boil it before ye drink it or are you used to the taste??

Spoddgy (Mayo) - Posts: 610 - 19/12/2017 10:20:34    2065576

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Donie should play for any team that will have him, he has plenty in him for the county also.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 984 - 19/12/2017 10:36:36    2065578

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Replying To bananaskin:  "He lives and runs a business in Castlebar so he is perfectly entitled to get a transfer to a club there. I don't see a problem."
What a load of crap..he lives 20 mins away.i don't know about the rest of ye but I could never change club unless I was living 3 hours away and then you have no option.. but to transfer to your neighbouring club I cant understand.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 347 - 21/12/2017 09:46:59    2065750

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There's a transfer procedure in place to facilitate a player moving from one club to another. I believe this was followed.

The actual reason why he moved - is that confirmed by Donie/meetings of a meeting or are people just making up their own stuff?

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 863 - 21/12/2017 13:26:53    2065778

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Replying To dave1988:  "What a load of crap..he lives 20 mins away.i don't know about the rest of ye but I could never change club unless I was living 3 hours away and then you have no option.. but to transfer to your neighbouring club I cant understand."
Probably to put down roots in Castlebar. His profile will already bring in a good few customers. Playing for Mitchell's can only help his business even more. Not the first GAA player to use his profile to further his business, definitely won't be the last. Plus add up those 20 mins each way to club and county training for a full year and that's his own time for business, relax, whatever. Many's a player who couldn't commit to club or county because of business, studies etc but he's committed for 2018.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4547 - 21/12/2017 19:16:33    2065802

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