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Eamon Mc Gee

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Another one bites the dust.

This lad was another big reason we won the All Ireland in 2012. Some of his man marking jobs were unreal.

I always have a chuckle to myself when I think of him wearing the white boots in 2013, I think, after the game he said he would never wear them again.

Would love for him to do a book. It would be some read!!!

Good luck Eamon and thanks for your commitment to the Donegal cause through the years.

DLlegends (Donegal) - Posts: 492 - 09/08/2016 10:09:25    1898583


Great player, an all time great for Donegal. Such a pity he didn't win an all star. He had a brilliant All-Ireland final in 2012.

Best of luck to Eamon in his retirement.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1767 - 09/08/2016 10:48:23    1898627


His progression as a person is most admirable .

A really likeable and a bloody great baller .

It's getting sadder by the day :(

Best of luck to Mr. Gee and thanks for the memories .

TheRightStuff (Donegal) - Posts: 1688 - 09/08/2016 11:46:48    1898676


Ádh mór Éamonn. Go n-éirí leat!

Superb defender that will be missed.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13316 - 09/08/2016 13:26:43    1898761


As I said in the thread for Colm, very upset at this one. In my opinion he had a really great year but I suppose it was inevitable he'd hang the boots up sooner rather than later. Eamon's journey sums up the journey of Donegal football for the last 6 years in my opinion.

A fantastic defender and I'll miss his antics on the pitch. Ádh mór

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1182 - 09/08/2016 16:58:49    1898953


as they say
some man for one man
we don't see many of his type anymore
as tough as the hills of donegal

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1312 - 09/08/2016 20:03:48    1899057


Still coming to terms with the news of Eamon's retirement. What a player and what a legend for Donegal. When I heard the news I could not help be overcome with a sense of sorrow, I still am suppose its the realization I won't see him play for Donegal again. One of my favourite players ever to grace the county colours. Not just for his play on the pitch but for the bit of madness off it and the tales it brought I could relate to that. Along with his brother 2 of the most respected footballers in the country who have/had a hard edge you would associate with players of days gone by. Hopefully Neil will be around for a few years yet as without doubt he has few peers when it comes to playing the full back position. Thank you Eamon and all the best for the future. No doubt you won't be a stranger as I expect a career in the GAA media in some form awaits.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2585 - 09/08/2016 23:37:18    1899188


An absolute legend on and off the field. Really hope he does a book - would be some cracking stories in that and I don't think he'd leave much out.

There is a match on youtube 'Donegal v Kerry Vocational school final 2002' which is worth looking up. The 2 McGees are playing as well as Lacey with Durcan also in goals. It's isn't a great game but it's great footage of the lads playing when they were 16-18

Mobot (Donegal) - Posts: 459 - 11/08/2016 13:51:42    1899874


Best of luck to Eamon. He helped restore some pride in Donegal football. It would be good to see Donegal Co Board get these lads involved in coaching development squads etc. Tyrone have done this and reaped rewards.

HEREBENJI (Donegal) - Posts: 404 - 11/08/2016 19:43:35    1900055


I took a few photos of the team as they left the pitch on Sat night as I knew well we will never see some of them in the Donegal jersey. Also one of the reasons I wanted to be there as I had a good idea we would loose a few if we were beat
To Eamonn and indeed Colm thanks for all the two of you and indeed the whole panel and mentors done for Donegal over the last number of years.
I never had a year like 2012 -- what fun what enjoyment we had.
And Eamonn you helped in a big way to make it happen
Thanks again

SamOnErrigal (Donegal) - Posts: 1427 - 11/08/2016 20:23:05    1900063