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Jack Grealish (AVFC) GAA Career

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Jack Grealish the England star has played and scored a point at Croke park. He played under age in Birmingham, England, for John Mitchells GAA club, and represented Warwickshire GAA in that exibition in Croke park in 2009. This was part of the Dublin Kerry quarter final. He loved the Gaelic football apparently and his father has said that it helped toughen him up physically for his career at Villa. When he was 13 or 14 his sponsors and Villa advised him to stop, due to injury concerns. His latest value in the world of football is 75-100 million.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 02/07/2021 10:00:03    2355327

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Hope he puts a few over the bar tomorrow night so.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1826 - 02/07/2021 10:29:25    2355337

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Never knew that in fairness, although I can only imagine the torrent of abuse that you are going to unleash here.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 135 - 02/07/2021 11:12:09    2355347

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Replying To galwayford:  "Jack Grealish the England star has played and scored a point at Croke park. He played under age in Birmingham, England, for John Mitchells GAA club, and represented Warwickshire GAA in that exibition in Croke park in 2009. This was part of the Dublin Kerry quarter final. He loved the Gaelic football apparently and his father has said that it helped toughen him up physically for his career at Villa. When he was 13 or 14 his sponsors and Villa advised him to stop, due to injury concerns. His latest value in the world of football is 75-100 million."
I wonder if he's any relation to the more famous Galway hurler of the same name from Gort given the Villa man's grandad came from that party of the country apparently?

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 1037 - 02/07/2021 11:24:19    2355353

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Replying To galwayford:  "Jack Grealish the England star has played and scored a point at Croke park. He played under age in Birmingham, England, for John Mitchells GAA club, and represented Warwickshire GAA in that exibition in Croke park in 2009. This was part of the Dublin Kerry quarter final. He loved the Gaelic football apparently and his father has said that it helped toughen him up physically for his career at Villa. When he was 13 or 14 his sponsors and Villa advised him to stop, due to injury concerns. His latest value in the world of football is 75-100 million."
Apparently scored a point in that game too. A class footballer who could have thrown away a promising career because he partied too much in his teens.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6323 - 02/07/2021 11:36:42    2355359

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Apparently scored a point in that game too. A class footballer who could have thrown away a promising career because he partied too much in his teens."
Happens to the best of them.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1377 - 02/07/2021 12:03:18    2355364

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He should sign for Dublin, his pay would increase!

the_creeler (Leitrim) - Posts: 119 - 02/07/2021 12:43:52    2355380

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Good to see him doing well. A smashing footballer. Glad he made the right choice and chose England. Would be a killer been that good and playing for this Irish side who are horrendous bad and have a manager that is a million miles out of his depth

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 804 - 02/07/2021 12:45:06    2355383

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Good to see him doing well. A smashing footballer. Glad he made the right choice and chose England. Would be a killer been that good and playing for this Irish side who are horrendous bad and have a manager that is a million miles out of his depth"
I agree that Grealish made the right decision but not because Ireland are atrocious but because England is clearly his first choice. As for Stephen Kenny, he's inherited the worst Ireland side I've ever seen. Pep or Klopp couldn't get a kick out of our national pool so I think its a bit unfair to lump too much blame on the manager. Ireland's problems run much deeper than that.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2278 - 02/07/2021 13:51:47    2355403

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "I agree that Grealish made the right decision but not because Ireland are atrocious but because England is clearly his first choice. As for Stephen Kenny, he's inherited the worst Ireland side I've ever seen. Pep or Klopp couldn't get a kick out of our national pool so I think its a bit unfair to lump too much blame on the manager. Ireland's problems run much deeper than that."
I'm not sure O'Neill or big Mick inherited a group of superstars either but for some reason they got lots off the press, especially O'Neill. For whatever reason, results like the Luxembourg one seem to match our level of expectation all of a sudden..

Interesting fact on Jack Grealish. It highlights the growing strength of our game

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1229 - 02/07/2021 14:16:28    2355409

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Replying To Ban:  "I'm not sure O'Neill or big Mick inherited a group of superstars either but for some reason they got lots off the press, especially O'Neill. For whatever reason, results like the Luxembourg one seem to match our level of expectation all of a sudden..

Interesting fact on Jack Grealish. It highlights the growing strength of our game"
No they didn't have it much better but they did have the likes of Coleman, Hendrick, Long, Brady etc in better nick than they're in now. They played it a lot more catious than Kenny too which might have gained us a few extra points here and there. But let's not kid ourselves, we're picking a lot of our players from the English second tier of football now. We have zero structure for success. We are were we deserve to be and that's with the minnows.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2278 - 02/07/2021 15:03:23    2355419

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "No they didn't have it much better but they did have the likes of Coleman, Hendrick, Long, Brady etc in better nick than they're in now. They played it a lot more catious than Kenny too which might have gained us a few extra points here and there. But let's not kid ourselves, we're picking a lot of our players from the English second tier of football now. We have zero structure for success. We are were we deserve to be and that's with the minnows."
O'Neill is the type of quality manager that will make players better than they are. He didn't inherit a lot of quality and the players you mention had no real right in beating the World Champions and getting us to the last 16 of the Euros, then to within one game of a World Cup appearance.

Denmark turned up that night in Dublin and started their very successful era that might end with a place in a final next week, they're a quality side and O'Neill's team got caught.

I agree with the likes of Kenny and McCarthy, it's very unlikely they'll do much with a poor/average group of players; McCarthy had a fairly decent first spell because he had world class players to pick.

Kenny at least has a plan to transform the international soccer team and I hope they allow him 5 or 10 years to do his work from the ground up.

Brexit is going to turn eyes back onto Irish scouting so we'll find more young Irish talent making their way over to professional set ups in England like it was in the 70's and 80's. For now though Grealish is probably better with England, he'll have a very successful international career and might just win a major tournament instead of over achieving to qualify for one.

If Ireland was in better shape Grealish may well have choosen Ireland; I doubt Rice would have but if we were decent Grealish probably would have came with us from I've heard him say.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 856 - 02/07/2021 17:33:21    2355438

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Replying To Ban:  "I'm not sure O'Neill or big Mick inherited a group of superstars either but for some reason they got lots off the press, especially O'Neill. For whatever reason, results like the Luxembourg one seem to match our level of expectation all of a sudden..

Interesting fact on Jack Grealish. It highlights the growing strength of our game"
there is only one Grealish you should be talking about when you talk about playing soccer and Gaelic football.

https://www.skysports.com/gaa/gaelic-football/news/30546/9921779/tony-grealish-the-gaelic-footballer-and-fa-cup-final-captain

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 2091 - 02/07/2021 18:10:04    2355439

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "No they didn't have it much better but they did have the likes of Coleman, Hendrick, Long, Brady etc in better nick than they're in now. They played it a lot more catious than Kenny too which might have gained us a few extra points here and there. But let's not kid ourselves, we're picking a lot of our players from the English second tier of football now. We have zero structure for success. We are were we deserve to be and that's with the minnows."
You'd expect that coming from the English second tier might inspire them to want to make their mark like Tony Cascarino did when coming from Div 3 (Gillingham, I think) at the time he was first capped, but they're so overpaid now even at that level and have such a sense of entitlement you have to be careful how you deal with them or they'll run off and sulk. Then it umpteen grandparents popping their clogs and all that again!

Thanks for the laugh Tirchonaill!

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2451 - 02/07/2021 18:27:10    2355440

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "there is only one Grealish you should be talking about when you talk about playing soccer and Gaelic football.

https://www.skysports.com/gaa/gaelic-football/news/30546/9921779/tony-grealish-the-gaelic-footballer-and-fa-cup-final-captain"
Indeed. Now he was a class act.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 826 - 02/07/2021 22:36:51    2355485

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Grealish messed Ireland around as did Rice. Kane chose England even though his family are Irish but I fully respect his decision and wish him well. No respect for the other two snakes. Pick your country with your heart not with your calculator!

Very unfair to describe these irish players as worst ever. They are all very very young with lots of potential. Very talented underage players and they would still be playing underage only for the lack of older players. Huge conveyor belt coming but unfortunately they're is a big gap hence these lads like Parrot, Idah, Bazunu etc are getting debuts at 17 to plug the gap.

Ogbene was meant to be a class footballer for Nemo, Idah played for Douglas

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1486 - 02/07/2021 23:26:55    2355492

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "there is only one Grealish you should be talking about when you talk about playing soccer and Gaelic football.

https://www.skysports.com/gaa/gaelic-football/news/30546/9921779/tony-grealish-the-gaelic-footballer-and-fa-cup-final-captain"
Thanks Rosineri. I think I remember reading that article a few years back. Poor Tony, like many others, went before his time.

I always have and always will be proud of any lad, either from or with connections to the West, who play for Ireland.

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 03/07/2021 00:44:39    2355503

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Grealish messed Ireland around as did Rice. Kane chose England even though his family are Irish but I fully respect his decision and wish him well. No respect for the other two snakes. Pick your country with your heart not with your calculator!

Very unfair to describe these irish players as worst ever. They are all very very young with lots of potential. Very talented underage players and they would still be playing underage only for the lack of older players. Huge conveyor belt coming but unfortunately they're is a big gap hence these lads like Parrot, Idah, Bazunu etc are getting debuts at 17 to plug the gap.

Ogbene was meant to be a class footballer for Nemo, Idah played for Douglas"
With respect I think just as England gave us Jack Charlton and Mick McCarthy, who were not labelled as traitors by the Uk media. We should give England, Jack Grealish and Declan Rice. And close the account.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 03/07/2021 09:32:33    2355526

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Good to see him doing well. A smashing footballer. Glad he made the right choice and chose England. Would be a killer been that good and playing for this Irish side who are horrendous bad and have a manager that is a million miles out of his depth"
Pity Conor Cox hadn't the same insight as Grealish so.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1826 - 03/07/2021 09:38:16    2355529

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Grealish messed Ireland around as did Rice. Kane chose England even though his family are Irish but I fully respect his decision and wish him well. No respect for the other two snakes. Pick your country with your heart not with your calculator!

Very unfair to describe these irish players as worst ever. They are all very very young with lots of potential. Very talented underage players and they would still be playing underage only for the lack of older players. Huge conveyor belt coming but unfortunately they're is a big gap hence these lads like Parrot, Idah, Bazunu etc are getting debuts at 17 to plug the gap.

Ogbene was meant to be a class footballer for Nemo, Idah played for Douglas"
To be fair they did pick their countries with their hearts, they are English regardless of where their parent/s or grandparent/s came from.

If Ireland was any good their families wouldn't have had to emigrate in the first place.

So they owe Ireland absolutely nothing.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 03/07/2021 09:54:37    2355534

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