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Stephen Cluxton: 100 League Appearances

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If Cluxton starts on Sat night it will be his 100th League game for Dublin.

Some achievement and joins a very exclusive club. I honestly don't think Dublin will ever have another like him.

In this day and age to have that level of consistency and enjoy such longevity is very rare.

I often dreamed of playing 1 game for Dublin or even get 10 minutes! To see a fella playing his 100th league game and have about 94 championship starts to boot is unreal stuff and again to maintain such a high level of performance across all those minutes...

Legendary stuff.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 21/02/2018 17:45:11    2079042

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The greatest keeper of all time as prevously said in many, many, many threads about him. Hint hint.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 5975 - 21/02/2018 18:34:45    2079053

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "The greatest keeper of all time as prevously said in many, many, many threads about him. Hint hint."
Ah now there's never been a 100 league appearances thread

I think that covers it all now

;)

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 21/02/2018 18:38:31    2079055

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "The greatest keeper of all time as prevously said in many, many, many threads about him. Hint hint."
..... I think in honour of the great man, we should follow his example and say nothing more.

extranjero (Wexford) - Posts: 313 - 21/02/2018 18:50:23    2079058

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Dear Slim, you still ain't called or wrote...

bad.monkey (USA) - Posts: 4400 - 21/02/2018 18:56:33    2079060

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Ahh lads. This is GAA historic stuff here.. weighty, lofty...

Fella's making their 100TH Inter county league appearance deserve to be celebrated and acknowledged by so call GAA people on a bleeding GAA website...

Get over yourselves

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 21/02/2018 19:32:10    2079069

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Replying To bad.monkey:  "Dear Slim, you still ain't called or wrote..."
I always knew you were a bit Shady

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 21/02/2018 19:39:13    2079071

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Congrats Clucko

Good way to celebrate it and he played well

100 in... and still as good as ever

Legend.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 24/02/2018 22:40:10    2079839

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Best ever

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 24/02/2018 22:46:30    2079844

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Replying To realdub:  "Best ever"
To maintain that level of consistency..

Yep RD

That's exactly what he is.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 24/02/2018 22:57:03    2079856

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From the mouth of Tomas O'Se this week just gone...

"And, for the record, I didn't seek him out to give him the ball after he'd nailed that free against us to win the 2011 All-Ireland.

He just happened to be the nearest Dub to me and, having the ball in my possession at the final whistle, I just instinctively handed it over. It could have been to anyone.

People felt I should have been insulted afterwards at the way he just kicked it away, but I didn't even see that happen.

And you know something? Even if I had, I'd nearly admire him more for doing it, because it told me this guy had no interest in the peripheral stuff, the glory element, the hype. Once the game was over, he just wanted out of there. He didn't need a memento.

But someone obviously got it into his head that it might have looked insulting to me.

It was the following Wednesday, me hardly knowing my arse from my elbow on the drive home from Killarney, when the phone rang in the car. "Look," he said to me, "I just wanted to say I didn't mean any offence by that."

My response was, "Jesus, Stephen, I didn't take any. Not a bit of it!" I thought it was decent of him to make that call because he didn't have to. It told me that there's a really genuine, human side to this fella that he doesn't see any need to advertise. His greatness is all he gives us.

We've no right to expect anything more."

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 24/02/2018 23:30:32    2079868

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Just what I needed, another reason to love Stephen, sigh...........

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4739 - 25/02/2018 08:48:35    2079905

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Replying To realdub:  "From the mouth of Tomas O'Se this week just gone...

"And, for the record, I didn't seek him out to give him the ball after he'd nailed that free against us to win the 2011 All-Ireland.

He just happened to be the nearest Dub to me and, having the ball in my possession at the final whistle, I just instinctively handed it over. It could have been to anyone.

People felt I should have been insulted afterwards at the way he just kicked it away, but I didn't even see that happen.

And you know something? Even if I had, I'd nearly admire him more for doing it, because it told me this guy had no interest in the peripheral stuff, the glory element, the hype. Once the game was over, he just wanted out of there. He didn't need a memento.

But someone obviously got it into his head that it might have looked insulting to me.

It was the following Wednesday, me hardly knowing my arse from my elbow on the drive home from Killarney, when the phone rang in the car. "Look," he said to me, "I just wanted to say I didn't mean any offence by that."

My response was, "Jesus, Stephen, I didn't take any. Not a bit of it!" I thought it was decent of him to make that call because he didn't have to. It told me that there's a really genuine, human side to this fella that he doesn't see any need to advertise. His greatness is all he gives us.

We've no right to expect anything more.""
I was watching Charlie Redmond on laochra Gael last night and he still has it as a free taker with that rugby routine of his :-) I'd say Johnny Wilkinson and Dan carter must have studied old Charlie's kicking style for hours :-)
Charlie even managed to lob john o'leary from a penalty on the show :-0 it was great seeing the clips from the 4 in a row games with Meath again. Class.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7836 - 25/02/2018 08:51:47    2079906

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I was watching Charlie Redmond on laochra Gael last night and he still has it as a free taker with that rugby routine of his :-) I'd say Johnny Wilkinson and Dan carter must have studied old Charlie's kicking style for hours :-)
Charlie even managed to lob john o'leary from a penalty on the show :-0 it was great seeing the clips from the 4 in a row games with Meath again. Class."
Ouch, those Meath games sting :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 25/02/2018 12:47:57    2079958

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Replying To realdub:  "Ouch, those Meath games sting :D"
HAHA I'd say those memories are well and truly buried by now realdub:-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7836 - 25/02/2018 18:23:22    2080137

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