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    Met him a number of times at LTFC games, he was on our trip to Vaduz, an absolute gentleman and a true football man. RIP Milo.
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    One of the good ones.

    RIP Milo

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    RIP. Was a great football man.

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    A true fan of football and decent bloke. RIP Milo
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    I was shocked to hear of Milos passing. Had no idea that he was ill. He was one of the few people in the FAI that was popular with everyone. I remember him in Vaduz in 05 on our trip. He was synomous with the Setanta Cup. Was it him that came up with the idea in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    He was synomous with the Setanta Cup. Was it him that came up with the idea in the first place?

    Before the Setanta Sports Cup, there were at least five previous competitions with a cross-border element going back to the 1940's


    Dublin and Belfast Inter-City Cup

    North-South Cup

    Blaxnit Cup

    Texaco Cup

    Tyler Cup

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    Jim Reilly - Dundalk FC Club President

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    Another of the good guys

    Jim Reilly made a massive contribution to the Dundalk FC over many decades.

    His infectious attitude, passion, energy and good-humour will be missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilis

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    Michael Higgins, the UCD PA announcer for at least the past 20 years. His last match was the U19 final just last month.

    I know there's a tendency to be biased towards your own club, but for me, Michael was the best PA announcer in the league bar none.

    The Bowl won't be quite the same next season...

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    Ah jesus, that's sad news. RIP

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    Ah the UCD announcer was a LOI legend. He was almost apologetic if UCD scored.
    "He mightn't always be right but he's never wrong"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Michael Higgins, the UCD PA announcer for at least the past 20 years. His last match was the U19 final just last month.

    I know there's a tendency to be biased towards your own club, but for me, Michael was the best PA announcer in the league bar none.

    The Bowl won't be quite the same next season...
    Very sad news.Micheal was without doubt the most laid back pa announcer in the LOI ever.Loved him from my travels to UCD.
    Sincere condolences to his family and to all at UCD on his sudden passing.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
    RIP

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    RIP, terrible news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    RIP, terrible news
    Rip. What a classy gent.

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    Was a proper character alright. He was blind in one eye from a botched laser eye surgery; he often didn't know who'd scored. You could see him leaning out of the booth shouting down to the dugout every now and again to find out the scorer. There was even a mid-season friendly where he clearly hadn't seen who'd scored, so I shouted it across from the main stand. Didn't expect to be heard, but he said "Thank you! Number five..."

    Unless it was an own goal - he used to say it was bad enough to score an own goal against a bunch of students without the PA embarrassing you further. So he'd either ignore it or try and find someone on the scoring team to credit. My favourite was a goal "probably scored by number 9, Mick O'Byrne", when Micko was nowhere near the ball.

    If you were at a game in August, you were likely to hear him talking about his upcoming hiking holiday in Austria, which meant he wasn't going to be at the next game, or apologising for missing the last game because of his holiday.

    Remember another game against Derry where he was remonstrating with the Derry drummer to quiet down just for two minutes while he called the teams out.

    But a true gentleman on top of it all too. RIP.

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    He really was part of the fabric of UCD, a real distinctive charming part of the trip to Belfield. I remember a game at Belfield Park when he announced the two teams in positional order, then in numerical order, then in the order they appeared in the programme. Must have taken him ten minutes.

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    I noted him on my many trips to UCD. 'Laid Back' in style, very attractive voice. Great post there by Stu. RIP.

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    He was working this month on the u17s Final UCD v St. Pats. The welcome and consideration he gave to away fans and teams at Belfield benefited UCD Fans on away trips.

    RIP Michael and Thank You.

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    Very sorry to hear that also, Pineapple Stu.

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    Very sad to hear that, he was the best announcer in the league
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