Joe Bergin

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Joe Bergin

Post by LooseCannon » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:06 am

Just said I’d create this, as he announced his retirement.
Thanks Joe, and all the best in retirement.
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Good Luck

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by Bellewest » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 pm

First saw Joe Bergin in action as a fifteen year old for St. Brendan’s CS versus Dublin Colleges, he was 2-3 years younger than his opponents and gave an exhibition. Huge admiration for the man, incredible commitment to school, club and county over past 18 years, saw tough times at all levels and not a huge number of trophies to show for his efforts but the absolute respect of countless team mates and numerous opponents speaks volumes for his contribution. Well done Joe.

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by shannonbanks14 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:19 pm

Fair play Joe you gave it your all👍

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by bracknaghboy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:46 pm

Say it ain't so Joe :cry:

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by GAHMAD » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:34 pm

A big loss but want to say thanks for the magic over the years.
Best of luck to you Joe!

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by SearingDrive » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:52 am

Thanks to Joe Bergin for his service to Offaly. One of the best players in the country. I wish him all the best in the future.

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Re: Joe Bergin

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by oneshot » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:25 pm

a brillant hurler for offaly and seir kierans over the years best of luck Joe you owe no one nothing gave it 100 per cent every day you lined out. its going to be alot harder to win the division 2 title and christy ring cup without Joe , i though he would stay one more year to right the wrongs that was done to him in last years mcdonagh cup game in tralee .

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by Kevin » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:15 pm

bracknaghboy wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:09 pm
I could watch this all day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsm0FbspNAo
Memorable clip there.

Will always see Joe going up for a high catch above many others and then go straight to the goal. Would make any goalie shudder i would think.

Thanks for everything Joe.
Kevin Clancey. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by Tmacmahon » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:36 pm

My Favourite offaly hurler of the last decade. i always felt he had that bit of magic to make you get excited about watching us play even the very dark time. thank you joe and best of luck in life after hurling

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by allstar2010 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:12 pm

Tmacmahon wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:36 pm
My Favourite offaly hurler of the last decade. i always felt he had that bit of magic to make you get excited about watching us play even the very dark time. thank you joe and best of luck in life after hurling
Yes!! He sure was the only player really in the last decade or so for us that could produce that bit of magic. Just like his uncle (I think!) John Troy.

Best of luck with the next chapter.

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Re: Joe Bergin

Post by GAHMAD » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:02 am

Don't get carried away with being the only player to produce a bit of magic!

Brian Carroll not long gone, James Dempsey has been a superb keeper, Ben Conneely up there with our best defenders.

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