Meeting Old FacesWho's Who
On the recent All-Ireland football weekend in Dublin, a few of Tir Chonaill Gaels committee had the pleasure of meeting up or running into some of itís former players
Firstly Gerry Boyle, who played for us from the mid eighties to 1996 as Goalkeeper and in doing so collected four senior championships, the last in 1996. He is now married to wife Breeda with three kids and living in Trim Co. Meath.
Antrim man Stevie Faulkner, like Gerry played for us in the same era and was a man mountain in the middle of the park, another Gaels legend. Now married and living in Galway with a load of kids.
Michael Carr, brother of Maurice, but with more smiles had a 14 year spell with us with his last championship medal in 2001 to make it seven in total. (That will take some beating). Now living in Galway with Pauline and two kids.
Mayo man Pat Neary stumbled upon us in the Bogangles night club for the over 40ís (stocker and Maurice) with his new wife. Pat returned home to Ireland about six years ago and has settled in well and now living in County Kerry.
Michael ďDogĒ Donahue, a former captain of the club, were he served us from 1996 to 2001 before making his bed in Dublin. Not sure of his status yet as you canít teach an old dog new tricks, last seen sniffing around the Bogangles Kennellís
The mighty Chris Mc Govern. Wherever there is a get together and a mention of a drink you are sure to have Mc Govern attending. Chris spent ten years with the club and won five Championships. A great character who returned to Ireland to settle down in Waterford, with wife Valerie and two sons.
Down native Terry McGivern, only went back to Ireland two months ago for work commitments and has settled in well with wife Sarah in Newry. El Tel won two Championships with us while spending a lot of his time travelling up and down the country. A great talent, but too many corporate functions took its toll!
And finally another former captain Paddy McConigley who has been making the headlines recently for an eye injury he sustained while on a team bonding weekend with the Donegal Senior team. Meeting Connie in a bar watching Ireland in the Rugby World cup, he was in good spirits while waiting for a date for an operation. He only returned home last year after lifting the 2005 London Championship.