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    Paul McGrath

    Just watched "Play it again Des" on RTE. Dunphy was on. He picked out a clips of Paul McGrath against Italy in USA 94.

    I know that was the best performance from a defender i had ever seen but it was nice to relive it.

    All I can say. What a ****in legend!!

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    Genuine legend.Playing to that standard in Giants stadium, despite carrrying an injury, surely makes it one of the best performances in a green jersey ever.

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    Agreed!

    I remember him saying that he would welcome an opportunity to take some defensive training sessions with the Irish team... hope someone takes him up on it...

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    Legend

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    What a legend i was watching that programme this afternoon. If only we had a defender like him in the cureent set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDub View Post
    What a legend i was watching that programme this afternoon. If only we had a defender like him in the cureent set up.
    If we only had a midfielder like him in the current set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Garcia View Post
    If we only had a midfielder like him in the current set up!
    A team of 11 Paul McGraths would be pretty damned good.
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    I dont think he would have been a great winger but I think he would have made a good fist of every other posiion.

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    AHHH......just from growing up 10 miles from Giants Stadium, and going to Ireland in my youth...this was when they got stuck in the tunnel, in 100 degrees and THEN were told to go back and change b/c they had on the wrong uniforms. I will never forget it. I mean we have the Jets and Giants now, and after today there is excitment that has never really been, but I remember that day against Italy like it was yesterday...Ohhhhhh ahhhhhhhh Paul McRaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    uniforms?

    You crazzzy guys!!
    I thought you were off the drink Ronnie?

    "No, I drink to help me mind my own business....can I get you one? (c) Ronnie Drew

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    Met Paul at a cancer fundraiser back in June, struck me as being extremely nice, polite and quiet. Didn't object to me having a photo taken with him. I was starstruck! Great player too, will never forget his performances - not just in the glory days against England, Spain, Denmark and Italy, but notably when our backs were against the wall in the Euro '96 qualifiers. At times it seemed like he was the only one offering any resistance to the inevitable.
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    Did he ever have a poor game for Ireland? Did he ever have a poor game since he left MANU? We were privileged to have him play for us. A genuine legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUB of the day View Post
    Genuine legend.Playing to that standard in Giants stadium, despite carrrying an injury, surely makes it one of the best performances in a green jersey ever.
    Ya it was probably the best I've seen anyway. The Italians getting to the final and the performance of Roberto Baggio in the rest of the tournament made it even more impressive. I suppose other performances that deserve honourable mentions would have been:

    Roy Keane (v. Holland (h) WCQ02)
    Roy Keane (v. Portugal (h) WCQ02)
    Shay Given (too many to mention but one that sticks out would be the 1-1 draw away to Switzerland WCQ06)
    David O'Leary (v. England (h) ECQ02 didn't give Lineker a kick)
    Andy Reid (v. Germany (h) ECQ08)

    Probably not in the same class but I thought Kevin Doyle was brilliant against Cyprus recently, phenominal work rate.
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    can you get play it again des as a podcast rather than live streaming?
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    Just wanted to wish Paul McGrath a belated Happy Birthday for yesterday. The great man was 50 years old on December 4th. One of our best ever. Hope he's doing ok at the moment.
    "There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet" - Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

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    The best player Ireland ever had, proved himself world-class on the biggest stages and his football brain was top notch. Thank you Paul you made me proud to be Irish.

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    Paul McGrath turning 50? Feck I'm old.....

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    You know you're getting old when your childhood heroes are well in their 40s and 50s. Couldnt believe how much Ronnie Whelan had aged last time i saw him on the telly. Had the pleasure of seeing him in a bar in Dublin once, an absolute gentleman, he's had his problems, but he'll always be a hero for all of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Probably not in the same class but I thought Kevin Doyle was brilliant against Cyprus recently, phenominal work rate.

    If you want to include work rate, some of the games Ray Houghton put in for us were phenominal. One of the great unsung (two special goals apart) players of the Charlton era. .
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    Twitter never looked better - the great one himself is now tweeting from Wexford @paulmcgrath5
    "There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet" - Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

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