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Kieran Donaghy Loachra Gael

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Nothing against Donaghey, but I'd prefer to see one about someone like Matty Forde or Declan Browne who were greater players in not particularly very good teams, surly that's the spirit of being a Loachra Gael.

At this stage they've done one on Seamus Moyninhan, Gooch, Declan O'Sullivan and Dara Ni Cinnede, there's only so many times you can watch what's basically the same story and games.

Be some fascinating stories to come out of Leinster in the 00's and Ulster they should really do more on from that era, when winning a province was almost as difficult as winning an All Ireland."
I'm fairly sure they did one on Browne a few years ago, but Matty Forde is a must sooner or later

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 120 - 07/03/2020 18:53:41    2272654

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Replying To eoghan6688:  "I'm fairly sure they did one on Browne a few years ago, but Matty Forde is a must sooner or later"
Ah fair play, I obviously missed it.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3480 - 07/03/2020 19:08:33    2272659

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Ah fair play, I obviously missed it."
Look online and you can prob find it uploaded somewhere. The dec Browne episode is 8/9 years ago at this stage iirc

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1338 - 07/03/2020 19:25:45    2272663

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Look online and you can prob find it uploaded somewhere. The dec Browne episode is 8/9 years ago at this stage iirc"
I'm going to do just that thanks pal, would love to see that one!

Advancedmark (Mayo) - Posts: 14 - 07/03/2020 19:51:09    2272675

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Replying To Advancedmark:  "I'm going to do just that thanks pal, would love to see that one!"
Username.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11423 - 07/03/2020 21:12:22    2272701

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Replying To yew_tree:  "
Replying To moc.dna:  "[quote=yew_tree:  "[quote=moc.dna:  "Laochra Gael has lost its appeal, it's all about the "celebrity" type players that put themselves out there, lots of far more talented & skillful players who just slipped into the background. It's all about what sells TV or boosts viewing figures. "
Life, sport and the GAA is and should never be about the most skilful or player with the most medals...it's about personalities and stories to tell."
Correct, it's all about personalities & stories to tell, the "celebrity" status & the number of followers you have on Twitter & Instagram. It's all about "I " now, what's in it for me, spin an auld sceal or two & your made.
Forget about the players who performed between the white lines who were legends of the game but we're just quiet individuals off it, as their story won't boost ratings & yes it shouldn't be about most medals won, don't know where that comes into it.
Including a recent Mayo man on Laochra Gael just re emphasises the point, he wouldn't lace the boots of players such as Maurice Fitzgerald or Michael Donnellan or Mikey Sheehy, but he has plenty of "personality" & stories to tell."]Ok so you had a problem with David Brady getting a slot...I wouldn't be Brady's biggest fan but saw much commentary on this online and people getting upset he was on it...."sure he was no all Ireland medal" was a common theme....which is not true for anyone that follows GAA...he has a club all Ireland with Ballina.

I believe Maurice fitz and Donnallan have been covered...anyone else they have left out? Maybe you should write to Galway based TG4 and air your grievance"]The smart ass reply, nobody can post anything on here without one of the resident experts throwing out there barb. Fact is neither Maurice Fitzgerald or Michael Donnellan have been covered & on the field they would put that player mentioned in the ha'penny place. Ironic too that in one of your posts you mentioned it's not about medals & then you go & reference medals. Need to start making up your mind, I will speak mine.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1028 - 07/03/2020 21:28:36    2272709

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Himself and cooper seemed to always want to referee matches while playing in them too

gahfan (Wexford) - Posts: 488 - 08/03/2020 07:04:40    2272750

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Look online and you can prob find it uploaded somewhere. The dec Browne episode is 8/9 years ago at this stage iirc"
Fair play a chara, ill have a look for it.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3480 - 08/03/2020 10:07:28    2272764

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Nothing against Donaghey, but I'd prefer to see one about someone like Matty Forde or Declan Browne who were greater players in not particularly very good teams, surly that's the spirit of being a Loachra Gael.

At this stage they've done one on Seamus Moyninhan, Gooch, Declan O'Sullivan and Dara Ni Cinnede, there's only so many times you can watch what's basically the same story and games.

Be some fascinating stories to come out of Leinster in the 00's and Ulster they should really do more on from that era, when winning a province was almost as difficult as winning an All Ireland."
Dara Ní cinnede?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11423 - 08/03/2020 10:23:51    2272768

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Replying To Advancedmark:  "I'm going to do just that thanks pal, would love to see that one!"
Is this the latest alter ego, you do like pretending you're from Mayo user..

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5702 - 08/03/2020 13:12:53    2272799

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Nothing against Donaghey, but I'd prefer to see one about someone like Matty Forde or Declan Browne who were greater players in not particularly very good teams, surly that's the spirit of being a Loachra Gael.

At this stage they've done one on Seamus Moyninhan, Gooch, Declan O'Sullivan and Dara Ni Cinnede, there's only so many times you can watch what's basically the same story and games.

Be some fascinating stories to come out of Leinster in the 00's and Ulster they should really do more on from that era, when winning a province was almost as difficult as winning an All Ireland."
But it is something against Kerry like always with you.

I'm sure you'd have no issues with 4/5 Dublin players being profiled.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 389 - 08/03/2020 16:28:11    2272841

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Is this the latest alter ego, you do like pretending you're from Mayo user.."
1 of many he has the hermit, can't take guys like him seriously.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11423 - 08/03/2020 16:57:38    2272845

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Beano McDonald would be a class with Matty Forde to, TG4 needs to go a bit Suil Eile with this.

Maybe a shout out for one on Donnie Buckley, he had terrific success, Clare, Galway, Limerick and Mayo. ; )

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3480 - 08/03/2020 19:50:09    2272880

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Replying To Advancedmark:  "I'm going to do just that thanks pal, would love to see that one!"
Scarlet for you Username:-)

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 780 - 08/03/2020 20:10:20    2272890

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Beano McDonald would be a class with Matty Forde to, TG4 needs to go a bit Suil Eile with this.

Maybe a shout out for one on Donnie Buckley, he had terrific success, Clare, Galway, Limerick and Mayo. ; )"
Maybe you could get Dara Ní Cinnéide to present it :-0

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11423 - 09/03/2020 11:18:06    2272981

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In the spirit of international women's day! ;D

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3480 - 09/03/2020 12:31:28    2272995

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Watched it back last night, Donaghy comes across as a reflective and affable individual. I read his autobiography (which is one of the better GAA tomes, in my opinion) and was aware of his difficult relationship with his father, which he goes a bit further into in the doc.

What sticks out for me though is the sheer number of times he dug Kerry out of a hole over the years. Without Donaghy, would Kerry have won Sam in 2006, 2007 and 2014? Doubtful.

Interesting link between basketball and inter-county football over the years- I count Michael Darragh MacAuley, Liam MacHale, Ronan McGarrity, Donaghy and Micheál Quirke as top basketballers who made it as senior championship footballers. I'm sure that there are more that I'm not aware of.

Was impressed to see so many Kerry legends with the cúpla focail as well, good to see.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1796 - 13/03/2020 08:40:42    2273656

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Replying To moc.dna:  "
Replying To yew_tree:  "[quote=moc.dna:  "[quote=yew_tree:  "[quote=moc.dna:  "Laochra Gael has lost its appeal, it's all about the "celebrity" type players that put themselves out there, lots of far more talented & skillful players who just slipped into the background. It's all about what sells TV or boosts viewing figures. "
Life, sport and the GAA is and should never be about the most skilful or player with the most medals...it's about personalities and stories to tell."
Correct, it's all about personalities & stories to tell, the "celebrity" status & the number of followers you have on Twitter & Instagram. It's all about "I " now, what's in it for me, spin an auld sceal or two & your made.
Forget about the players who performed between the white lines who were legends of the game but we're just quiet individuals off it, as their story won't boost ratings & yes it shouldn't be about most medals won, don't know where that comes into it.
Including a recent Mayo man on Laochra Gael just re emphasises the point, he wouldn't lace the boots of players such as Maurice Fitzgerald or Michael Donnellan or Mikey Sheehy, but he has plenty of "personality" & stories to tell."]Ok so you had a problem with David Brady getting a slot...I wouldn't be Brady's biggest fan but saw much commentary on this online and people getting upset he was on it...."sure he was no all Ireland medal" was a common theme....which is not true for anyone that follows GAA...he has a club all Ireland with Ballina.

I believe Maurice fitz and Donnallan have been covered...anyone else they have left out? Maybe you should write to Galway based TG4 and air your grievance"]The smart ass reply, nobody can post anything on here without one of the resident experts throwing out there barb. Fact is neither Maurice Fitzgerald or Michael Donnellan have been covered & on the field they would put that player mentioned in the ha'penny place. Ironic too that in one of your posts you mentioned it's not about medals & then you go & reference medals. Need to start making up your mind, I will speak mine."]Maybe they were asked but declined? Maurice Fitz in particular seems to be a quietly-spoken type.

Achievements on the field don't necessarily make for an interesting interview, either. I've read autobiographies from serial All-Ireland winners that have been the most dreadful dross ever to hit the shelves. Multiply this tenfold for top professional soccer players.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1796 - 13/03/2020 09:24:18    2273659

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Watched it back last night, Donaghy comes across as a reflective and affable individual. I read his autobiography (which is one of the better GAA tomes, in my opinion) and was aware of his difficult relationship with his father, which he goes a bit further into in the doc.

What sticks out for me though is the sheer number of times he dug Kerry out of a hole over the years. Without Donaghy, would Kerry have won Sam in 2006, 2007 and 2014? Doubtful.

Interesting link between basketball and inter-county football over the years- I count Michael Darragh MacAuley, Liam MacHale, Ronan McGarrity, Donaghy and Micheál Quirke as top basketballers who made it as senior championship footballers. I'm sure that there are more that I'm not aware of.

Was impressed to see so many Kerry legends with the cúpla focail as well, good to see."
Jayo

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 191 - 14/03/2020 04:13:00    2273772

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