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Ned Flynn - Westmeath And Midlands Radio 3 (MR3) - RIP

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the voice of Ned will be missed by many around the midlands..from Offaly games MR3 go to Westmeath, where Ned mentions the large and the not so large little clubs in all codes and all levels, from Mullingar to to Castletowngeoghan and Castletown Finea, Brownstown, Delvin and St. Lomans and Cricklewood (pronounced wrong probably by me) etc...only he could report on them in such a way even though as an outsider you would not ever know about these clubs but regardless of competition, Ned was detailed in his commentary and reporting and the names would stick in your mind..Condolences to his family and colleagues in MR3, he will be missed from the Radio.

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 11/04/2021 16:07:09    2336870

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "the voice of Ned will be missed by many around the midlands..from Offaly games MR3 go to Westmeath, where Ned mentions the large and the not so large little clubs in all codes and all levels, from Mullingar to to Castletowngeoghan and Castletown Finea, Brownstown, Delvin and St. Lomans and Cricklewood (pronounced wrong probably by me) etc...only he could report on them in such a way even though as an outsider you would not ever know about these clubs but regardless of competition, Ned was detailed in his commentary and reporting and the names would stick in your mind..Condolences to his family and colleagues in MR3, he will be missed from the Radio."
I had the pleasure of the late Ned's company on many an occasion, to say he was some character would be a massive understatement without doubt the wittist man I've ever met. It was always a pleasure to drop in at Connie's in castlepollard to hear Ned in full flight behind the bar , a huge loss to Castletown/Finea and Pollard and to the Gaa family. Some crack in heaven tonight.RIP Ned.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 155 - 11/04/2021 18:28:13    2336886

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "the voice of Ned will be missed by many around the midlands..from Offaly games MR3 go to Westmeath, where Ned mentions the large and the not so large little clubs in all codes and all levels, from Mullingar to to Castletowngeoghan and Castletown Finea, Brownstown, Delvin and St. Lomans and Cricklewood (pronounced wrong probably by me) etc...only he could report on them in such a way even though as an outsider you would not ever know about these clubs but regardless of competition, Ned was detailed in his commentary and reporting and the names would stick in your mind..Condolences to his family and colleagues in MR3, he will be missed from the Radio."
Indeed. May he rest in peace. A lovely man with great yarns. A passion against Meath football and a unbelievable admiration for them as well.
Been a Meath diehard in the west I had many a good humoured argument with Ned. Again condolences to his family.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17747 - 11/04/2021 18:42:07    2336887

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R. I. P Ned

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2679 - 11/04/2021 21:49:01    2336916

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R.I.P.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1335 - 11/04/2021 23:45:08    2336925

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "R. I. P Ned"
i wish to add to the tributes to ned flynn . a man of great charachter and wit , his love of castlepollard westmeath and in particular castletown finea new no bounds . i was glad to share the cusack park pressbox with ned on many occasions , may ned rest in peace

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1346 - 12/04/2021 07:19:48    2336927

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "the voice of Ned will be missed by many around the midlands..from Offaly games MR3 go to Westmeath, where Ned mentions the large and the not so large little clubs in all codes and all levels, from Mullingar to to Castletowngeoghan and Castletown Finea, Brownstown, Delvin and St. Lomans and Cricklewood (pronounced wrong probably by me) etc...only he could report on them in such a way even though as an outsider you would not ever know about these clubs but regardless of competition, Ned was detailed in his commentary and reporting and the names would stick in your mind..Condolences to his family and colleagues in MR3, he will be missed from the Radio."
Very sorry to hear that news. Ned was a regular on Mids103 Sports coverage of Westmeath games, and a passionate supporter of The Lake County. My sympathy to his family.
I think you mean Crookedwood GAA club, on the Mullingar to Castlepollard Road. Castletown Geoghegan club are near Lough Ennell.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 379 - 12/04/2021 10:57:46    2336938

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "Very sorry to hear that news. Ned was a regular on Mids103 Sports coverage of Westmeath games, and a passionate supporter of The Lake County. My sympathy to his family.
I think you mean Crookedwood GAA club, on the Mullingar to Castlepollard Road. Castletown Geoghegan club are near Lough Ennell."
Think it's actually Castletown/finea that he means. On the Westmeath Meath/Cavan border.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17747 - 12/04/2021 11:11:56    2336941

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Think it's actually Castletown/finea that he means. On the Westmeath Meath/Cavan border."
Thanks but I know that, passed through there many times. Castletown Geoghegan is a separate dual club in South Westmeath, they are 5-6 miles from Ballinamere and Westmeath.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 379 - 12/04/2021 11:32:02    2336944

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "Thanks but I know that, passed through there many times. Castletown Geoghegan is a separate dual club in South Westmeath, they are 5-6 miles from Ballinamere and Westmeath."
Gremlins intervened. It should have read Ballinagore and Kilbeggan, not Ballinamere and Westmeath.
Sorry to be pedantic on a sad main topic.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 379 - 12/04/2021 11:39:01    2336945

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "Thanks but I know that, passed through there many times. Castletown Geoghegan is a separate dual club in South Westmeath, they are 5-6 miles from Ballinamere and Westmeath."
Oh I know it too. Been a royal exile in the annexed west for over 20 years.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17747 - 12/04/2021 12:26:58    2336949

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I missed Ned Flynn's passing - his was a familiar voice for many years on Midlands 103 GAA coverage.

Just on his club - Castletown-Finea/Coole/Whitehall.

Would anybody here know what the supporters of that club would shout in support of their club during matches? The full title seems a bit long!

Would it be simply "Come on Castletown?"

Heraf (Laois) - Posts: 316 - 25/05/2021 14:03:06    2345373

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Replying To Heraf:  "I missed Ned Flynn's passing - his was a familiar voice for many years on Midlands 103 GAA coverage.

Just on his club - Castletown-Finea/Coole/Whitehall.

Would anybody here know what the supporters of that club would shout in support of their club during matches? The full title seems a bit long!

Would it be simply "Come on Castletown?""
Finea would have been known as "the slahers " many years ago before the amalgamation. So mabey that's the call to go to battle?

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 155 - 25/05/2021 16:48:26    2345431

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Replying To Heraf:  "I missed Ned Flynn's passing - his was a familiar voice for many years on Midlands 103 GAA coverage.

Just on his club - Castletown-Finea/Coole/Whitehall.

Would anybody here know what the supporters of that club would shout in support of their club during matches? The full title seems a bit long!

Would it be simply "Come on Castletown?""
'Finea'

Morty (Westmeath) - Posts: 208 - 25/05/2021 17:02:28    2345435

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Replying To Morty:  "'Finea'"
On the results on radio it's only ever called Castletown-Finea...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 25/05/2021 23:38:54    2345539

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R.I.P.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1335 - 26/05/2021 01:36:42    2345551

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Replying To Monkeycatcher:  "Finea would have been known as "the slahers " many years ago before the amalgamation. So mabey that's the call to go to battle?"
It could refer to Myles Slasher' O'Reilly, who fought the English on the Bridge at Finea, in the Cromwellian wars.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 379 - 26/05/2021 09:52:26    2345570

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Correct, small bust in the village to celebrate Myles, held the bridge on his own till reinforcement arrived from granard i think. Great full back when he could be bothered.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 155 - 26/05/2021 19:18:33    2345745

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