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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby High School Musical » Tue May 24, 2011 4:57 pm

Is Christy Todd still there?
I think I might have got a shift off a niece of his once...
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby Lone Shark » Tue May 24, 2011 5:01 pm

Was it the resemblance that made you wonder if she was a relation? :lol:
Kevin Egan. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby townman » Thu May 26, 2011 10:16 am

a friend told me he gave him a lift home from athboy in county meath back in 1996 i think! when seir kierans were playing the leinster club hurling
match down there. he told him he set out at 7 o'clock that morning to make it to the match that takes some doing or love for the game fair play to him.
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby townman » Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 am

Oceans 15 wrote:He hates Westmeath.... I seen him on TV about 6/7 years ( maybe more) ago he was behind the goals in Pearse Park in Longford when W/meath were playing Longford in the Championship decked out in his Offaly Jersey. He was going mad clapping anytime Longford scored.

I met him on the street in Tullamore a week later and said to him jaysus you were doing some shouting for Longford I seen you on the TV....his reply was............."fookin sure" :P :P


i think he is or was born in Galway could be wrong but i think he is or family original from Galway
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby BUFFALO » Thu May 26, 2011 6:44 pm

Just to clarify.
The aforementioned Michael 'Smokey' McDonagh is indeed a Galway man.
He is a Traveller,but is now settled.
With this in mind it's no surprise that he manages to get to everywhich game concerning the Faithful county and more to boot.
This type of instinct is embroiled within his very DNA and its testament to the mans sheer will to support his (adopted) home.
Anytime I see him a few words concerning the state of affairs in Offaly GAA,are exchanged and he's always keen to discuss these matters in great depth.
As a point of banter,if and when you do see him,a friendly quip about hime being a Tribesman will indeed stoke some debate,although he vehemently denies being from the Wesht.
Long may his unstinting support continue.
Many in the Faithful county could do with adopting some of his enthusiasm.

Allez Smokey!
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby black and red exile » Thu May 26, 2011 9:21 pm

He definetly has a sister living in Mullingar.
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby walshisland » Thu May 26, 2011 11:25 pm

had the great pleasure to travel home the other day with him on the train.
mick "is the memory man"
will tell you who played in every all ireland final(senior and minor) in the last 30 Years.
what the score was, and what route the each team took.

his knowledge on the game is unavailable.

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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby Fargo Boyle » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:07 pm

seen Smokey in the middle of a rake of young ones at the Schools final. He was next to a bunch of SME supporters looking very suspicious
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby TheManFromFerbane » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:22 pm

Fargo Boyle wrote:seen Smokey in the middle of a rake of young ones at the Schools final. He was next to a bunch of SME supporters looking very suspicious


As did I, nearly wet myself laughing at that scene!
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby townman » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:30 pm

seen him up at the crossmaglen Garycastle replay in cavan as well some man for the GAA
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby Long John » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Did the county board ever sort him out with that season ticket after? A real die hard supporter.
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby dubbiff » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:49 pm

Was that our friend in Thurles today at the league semis? Just after the Clare/Kilkenny game started an almighty shower struck and everyone on the town end terrace dashed for cover to the stand. Everyone that is except Man in Offaly jersey who stood behind the goals oblivious to the elements. Hardy Buck!
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby lollydolly » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:01 pm

Sound man and all but he must come in for some awful abuse.
looks to be obsessed with being seen on telly...

i am certain i seen him in gaelic park in new york few years back? some man
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby joe bloggs » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:51 pm

I'm sure you all spotted him last week in porlaoise when the cats gave a lesson to the dubs, but what really impressed me was seeing him on the Sunday game last night when they showed the clip from the Tipp Clare camogie match in thurles and he was in at it making sure not to miss any of the action later on
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Re: Man in Offaly jersey

Postby townman » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:09 pm

i think i seen him at the euro final last night standing beside the spanish fans :D
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