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Something I was thinking about the other day is now players jobs have changed in the last 15/20 years.

Does anyone know the last players from the following jobs to win All-Irelands?

I know there's been a few from Tipp and Kilkenny in hurling. But who was the last member of the Army to win a football All-Ireland? Jim Gavin is the only one I think of and even then he was in the Air Corps. Have their been anyone in either code from the Navy?

In hurling is Noel Hickey the last farmer to win an All-Ireland? What about football?

Another jobs that would have been common once but no longer are?

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1425 - 01/10/2022 12:43:26    2442405

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Very good question. I think that nowadays more players stay in education (masters and PhDs) a lot longer than in the past. That way they have more time for hurling/football, and have less hassle getting time off work.

I actually don't know but I'd say 50% of the Limerick hurlers are either teachers or students.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2009 - 01/10/2022 13:33:44    2442409

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Correct me if wrong but is Mikey Butler cuurently doing a dairy farming course.
Here is a quote from Micheal Rice on Butler from the past season "I'll give you an example. He works for a local farmer, Brian Houlihan, and even on the Saturday before the Leinster Final he was working late cutting silage."

Always admired Ciaran McDonald who works physically in construction.

bountyboy22 (USA) - Posts: 30 - 02/10/2022 21:14:00    2442564

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Replying To bountyboy22:  "Correct me if wrong but is Mikey Butler cuurently doing a dairy farming course.
Here is a quote from Micheal Rice on Butler from the past season "I'll give you an example. He works for a local farmer, Brian Houlihan, and even on the Saturday before the Leinster Final he was working late cutting silage."

Always admired Ciaran McDonald who works physically in construction."
Mikey Butler's occupation is listed as 'Farm manager' on Wikipedia.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2567 - 03/10/2022 19:29:07    2442704

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Replying To oneoff:  "Something I was thinking about the other day is now players jobs have changed in the last 15/20 years.

Does anyone know the last players from the following jobs to win All-Irelands?

I know there's been a few from Tipp and Kilkenny in hurling. But who was the last member of the Army to win a football All-Ireland? Jim Gavin is the only one I think of and even then he was in the Air Corps. Have their been anyone in either code from the Navy?

In hurling is Noel Hickey the last farmer to win an All-Ireland? What about football?

Another jobs that would have been common once but no longer are?"
Back in the day you'd get the odd priest playing inter-county games.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2567 - 03/10/2022 19:34:37    2442706

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Back in the day you'd get the odd priest playing inter-county games."
Paudie and Willie Fitzmaurice of Limerick, Iggy Clarke (great hurler) and his brother Joe (I think) of Galway, Mick Kennedy of Offaly, Paddy Barry of Cork, and Tom Fogarty of Tipp come to mind.

None from Kilkenny. Mind you, there's lots of Protestants in that part of Ireland!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2009 - 04/10/2022 11:13:33    2442752

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Replying To oneoff:  "Something I was thinking about the other day is now players jobs have changed in the last 15/20 years.

Does anyone know the last players from the following jobs to win All-Irelands?

I know there's been a few from Tipp and Kilkenny in hurling. But who was the last member of the Army to win a football All-Ireland? Jim Gavin is the only one I think of and even then he was in the Air Corps. Have their been anyone in either code from the Navy?

In hurling is Noel Hickey the last farmer to win an All-Ireland? What about football?

Another jobs that would have been common once but no longer are?"
Was Tommy Dowd of Meath, a member of the Defence Forces?

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1793 - 04/10/2022 11:22:16    2442754

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Replying To oneoff:  "Something I was thinking about the other day is now players jobs have changed in the last 15/20 years.

Does anyone know the last players from the following jobs to win All-Irelands?

I know there's been a few from Tipp and Kilkenny in hurling. But who was the last member of the Army to win a football All-Ireland? Jim Gavin is the only one I think of and even then he was in the Air Corps. Have their been anyone in either code from the Navy?

In hurling is Noel Hickey the last farmer to win an All-Ireland? What about football?

Another jobs that would have been common once but no longer are?"
Was Tommy Dowd of Meath, a member of the Defence Forces?

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1793 - 04/10/2022 11:22:26    2442755

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While we're on the topic of jobs, what player do you think has had the most jobs? My money would be on Colm O'Rourke: school principal, TV pundit, columnist/journalist, farmer, racehorse owner (at one stage anyway), international rules manager, club football manager, now Meath manager, and he may have even been involved in a pub at some stage, if my little grey cells serve me right!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2009 - 04/10/2022 11:36:49    2442758

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Odhran McFadden-Ferry from Donegal footballers is in the army. He missed a campaign a few years ago when he was deployed to Syria. Currently out injured with the dreaded ACL.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9263 - 04/10/2022 12:11:57    2442762

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Paudie and Willie Fitzmaurice of Limerick, Iggy Clarke (great hurler) and his brother Joe (I think) of Galway, Mick Kennedy of Offaly, Paddy Barry of Cork, and Tom Fogarty of Tipp come to mind.

None from Kilkenny. Mind you, there's lots of Protestants in that part of Ireland!"
Is that suppose to be an insult or what was the purpose of that post?

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 4119 - 04/10/2022 12:35:54    2442767

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "While we're on the topic of jobs, what player do you think has had the most jobs? My money would be on Colm O'Rourke: school principal, TV pundit, columnist/journalist, farmer, racehorse owner (at one stage anyway), international rules manager, club football manager, now Meath manager, and he may have even been involved in a pub at some stage, if my little grey cells serve me right!"
Davy Fitz would give him a run for his money on that front. He's had plenty of different jobs on the go over the last few years.
Sean Armstrong was in the army when playing football for Galway.
You'd see far fewer tradesmen playing intercounty nowadays. They just don't have the time needed, especially those who are self-employed. Richie Fahy was a plasterer when Galway won in 2001.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2092 - 04/10/2022 12:36:32    2442768

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Working in the bank was a big thing 10-20 years ago but not as many jobs in it anymore...

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 142 - 04/10/2022 12:43:37    2442770

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Paudie and Willie Fitzmaurice of Limerick, Iggy Clarke (great hurler) and his brother Joe (I think) of Galway, Mick Kennedy of Offaly, Paddy Barry of Cork, and Tom Fogarty of Tipp come to mind.

None from Kilkenny. Mind you, there's lots of Protestants in that part of Ireland!"
Ignorant remark

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1745 - 04/10/2022 13:32:55    2442777

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "While we're on the topic of jobs, what player do you think has had the most jobs? My money would be on Colm O'Rourke: school principal, TV pundit, columnist/journalist, farmer, racehorse owner (at one stage anyway), international rules manager, club football manager, now Meath manager, and he may have even been involved in a pub at some stage, if my little grey cells serve me right!"
I think he also had a sports shop.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1425 - 04/10/2022 13:59:22    2442780

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Paudie and Willie Fitzmaurice of Limerick, Iggy Clarke (great hurler) and his brother Joe (I think) of Galway, Mick Kennedy of Offaly, Paddy Barry of Cork, and Tom Fogarty of Tipp come to mind.

None from Kilkenny. Mind you, there's lots of Protestants in that part of Ireland!"
Fr Tommy Murphy (Ossory) won two senior All Irelands with Kilkenny in 1963 and 1969.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2567 - 04/10/2022 16:15:50    2442800

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Was one of the Donegal lads on the 92 All Ireland team a full time fisherman? Also thought Galways Tomas Mannion was a farmer but I might be wrong

Brandyh (Galway) - Posts: 25 - 04/10/2022 18:58:00    2442813

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Paudie and Willie Fitzmaurice of Limerick, Iggy Clarke (great hurler) and his brother Joe (I think) of Galway, Mick Kennedy of Offaly, Paddy Barry of Cork, and Tom Fogarty of Tipp come to mind.

None from Kilkenny. Mind you, there's lots of Protestants in that part of Ireland!"
Fr Tommy Murphy won an All Ireland with Kilkenny.

mooncat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 535 - 04/10/2022 19:31:16    2442814

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Replying To eoinog:  "Ignorant remark"
I took it as a joke.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2567 - 04/10/2022 19:37:52    2442817

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I doubt if any of them would come close to Briege . Stonemason,vets assistant and then on to milking 500 cows a day and still somehow managing to win 18 All Ireland medals in between ( most of them with no helmet). A bona fide legend if there ever was one ,and dead sound to boot

UtahBlaine (Galway) - Posts: 147 - 04/10/2022 21:32:03    2442826

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