Saddened to hear of tha passing of Eugene this morning, a great servant to the game whose place in the history books was cemented by stopping the 5 in a row. In the week of the final in '82 he was asked by a journo what the final meant to Offaly, ‘Jaysus, there’s lads in that dressing room who haven’t had a pint since last Wednesday’. R.I.P.
A great UCD man as well.
A great GAA man and some achievement for a fella who never played at the highest level himself. A lot of people talk about the Mick O’Dwyer v Heffo rivalry … but himself and Heffo were huge rivals due to UCD v Vincent’s and Dublin v Offaly. He must be up there as one of the all time great football managers.
Had the pleasure to meet the man a few times,a gentleman plain and simple. Sadly missed by The GAA community.