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Eamonn Burns

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A great servant of Down Football. RIP

downtothecore (Down) - Posts: 291 - 09/10/2019 18:02:52    2242406


Absolute legend in some many ways, he took Down when nobody would do it and won All Irelands with Down in 1991 and 1994. RIP Eamonn

Jofus (Down) - Posts: 244 - 09/10/2019 19:24:33    2242419


Only last year he brought Down to Hyde Park and won. The biggest memory I have from that game was how he schooled Kevin McStay tactically.

Obviously known best as a player and two time All Ireland winner, he always came across as a humble and pure gentleman. RIP.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2335 - 09/10/2019 21:14:58    2242448


Despite breaking our hearts in 1991 I have huge respect for the Down team of that era and hold them in high regard.
Eamonn was a great footballer but more importantly a gentleman. He will be a huge loss to his family and to Down GAA.
Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Greenfield (Meath) - Posts: 398 - 09/10/2019 21:36:19    2242453


RIP Eamonn.

Fine, elegant footballer in the true Down way.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2430 - 10/10/2019 08:51:10    2242492


Great midfielder in one of the best gaelic teams I have ever seen, God bless Eamonn and condolences to his family. Down vs. Derry 1994 was unreal.
Ar dheis De.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1346 - 10/10/2019 10:38:53    2242518


Devestating news for the whole Gaa family, a very quite man who led from the front. RIP Eamon.

Yourjoking (USA) - Posts: 498 - 10/10/2019 13:26:16    2242558


My God I was at the County Final today ,and Down did Eamonn real proud today , and his tow sons there representing their Dad I cant imagine how they felt, but I know there so proud of their daddy not only as a proud Down footballer but as as a good man as well ,and I could see in all our former greats they were gutted that Eamonn wasent there with them ,but going forward , Iknow Eamonn will be with all Down teams and most of all his family

germac (Down) - Posts: 269 - 13/10/2019 22:06:45    2243250