Offaly - Who is 'The Offaly Man'?

As an outsider I am curious to discover who is the Offaly man. Watching gaa on tv over the past few years and attending games made me wonder who he is. Any game in o'moore park, o Connor park, Nolan park, Croke park(hill16), wexford, navan, longford, mullingar he is always there. A small, stout, old mad with grey hair, a relatively new Offaly Jersey and always has a Lidl plastic bag in hand, from a distance he looks like Pat Shortt! If people looked closely behind the goals he'd become famous like John 3:7 or the cork man with the Indian hat. Who is this man?

SweetStrike (Louth) - Posts:11 - 04/06/2014 17:55:47   1598170

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His name is Mick Mc Donagh from Tullamore. He is Offaly's greatest supporter, despite not having a a car, he relies on public transport, lifts, or whatever, to attend games all over Ireland, complete with Dunnes Stores bag. Mick attends all games,regardless of who is playing, and positions himself where he can be seen in telly.
No doubt he'll be worldwide on Sky tomorrow night!

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts:607 - 06/06/2014 13:21:55   1599032

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Is he Liffo on here?

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts:10143 - 16/06/2014 15:31:17   1604576

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Its odd seeing the jersey at every big match that Offaly are not involved in.!! Funny sense of humour somewhere.

Brinsley Swartz (Mayo) - Posts:2095 - 24/09/2014 18:12:58   1656662

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It's all about being seen on the telly, a bit like John 3:7

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts:607 - 29/09/2014 17:40:17   1658239

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Was he in Ruislip today?

Brinsley Swartz (Mayo) - Posts:2095 - 01/02/2015 19:17:49   1688847

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Pretty sure Midlands Radio 3 said he was there.

UpOffaly (Offaly) - Posts:36 - 02/02/2015 15:14:36   1689247

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He was in Ruislip alright, mentioned on Mid 103 commentary.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts:607 - 03/02/2015 12:42:52   1689577

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Will he be wearing the new jersey this season? Will check him out at the matches versus Longford and Westmeath[minors] Hope to see some green shoots of a football recovery. Wasnt that impressed with seniors against Antrim.

Brinsley Swartz (Mayo) - Posts:2095 - 21/04/2015 10:10:15   1715903

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How about the league final v Longford? Mick Mc D was in Kilkenny for the NHL semi finals last week. His travels are starting for 2015,watch out for him on a telly near you. Wonder if he could do a travel show with a GAAtheme, for RTE or some other TV station.?

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts:607 - 27/04/2015 12:23:21   1717906

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Love when Offaly are being beaten in tullamore to see his reaction as points sail over the bar its comical...He goes mad!

BigJohn.6_8 (Galway) - Posts:585 - 28/04/2016 15:59:16   1850491

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Mick Mc Donagh is rumoured to appear on next Saturday's 'Up for the match', Offaly jersey and all.
Wonder will he hit Coppers afterwards??

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts:607 - 12/09/2016 16:57:04   1913173

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Rhode draw level with Tullamore

So after many years hunting down THE BLUES Rhode are now our equals. Our equals yes, but never ever our betters or masters.Expect a resurgent blue army to draw ahead once more next season. In the words of the NOBELMAN DYLAN, we are tangled up in blue.Meanwhile the best of luck to Rhode in the Leinster champo.

Brinsley Swartz (Mayo) - Posts:2095 - 19/10/2016 11:53:35   1927520

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Intermediate Hurling championship fixtures on Easter Monday, what is wrong with our county.

youngroryjacob (Wexford) - Posts:31 - 27/03/2017 01:46:06   1971578

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