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Post by ulster_jamesie » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:27 pm

From the Irish Independent:

Miller set for GAA comeback

FORMER Irish and Lions rugby star Eric Miller is in line to make a return to GAA after holding talks with former club Ballyboden St Enda's.

The Leinster flanker retired from competitive rugby at the end of last season, but hinted at the time that his love of sport mighn't keep him away too long.

"Hopefully, I'n not finished with sport, I'll play a bit of Gaelic football and go back to the club," said the 48-times capped Miller shortly after his retirement.

Miller, who recently got married, won a Dublin under-21 championship in the mid-nineties with the South Dublin club.

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Post by Tiger Eye » Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:11 pm

It was Brian O'Driscoll's first love, he played it before rugby.

Good to see Eric involved in some sport or another, he's a talented athlete.
Had he originally stayed with the GAA - he would have been a big star - bigger than what rugby made him I reckon....
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Post by ulster_jamesie » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:33 pm

theres loads of 'em who's first sport was GAA... half of the munster squad for a start :roll:

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Post by 100%rugbygirl » Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:02 pm

isnt that one of the reasons the GAA didnt want to release croke park for rugby and football fixtures because of the amount of players they have lost to the sports?? im sure i heard that last time i was in ireland :?

always preferred watching hurling to gaelic football but both are good to watch

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Post by Tiger Eye » Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:22 pm

ulster_jamesie wrote:theres loads of 'em who's first sport was GAA... half of the munster squad for a start :roll:

Oooooh! touchy :roll: :roll:
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Post by orla - mumha abú! » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:42 pm

hurilng is a much better sport to watch. more exciting, and is by far the most skillful sport in the world. amazing sport. cork are the best at it too i might add!! :wink:

i dont think losing so many players from GAA to other sports played a big part in the decision. there were much more significant issues than that. but some of the very old traditional GAA families would be bitter about it.
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Post by Tiger Eye » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:33 pm

Hurling is a very skillful sport, I ain't a huge fan though, I do much prefer GAA.

Hey Orla, where's the nearest B&B in Cork City ?
Need to check out places for the match in Aug.

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Post by orla - mumha abú! » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:26 am

im afraid i dont know many to be honest, but there are lots on Western Road which is in walking distance of tuners cross and the city centre. takes maybe 15 minutes to each place.
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Post by Tiger Eye » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:02 pm

Nice one cheers!
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Post by Mat » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:26 pm

Good on him

He had skil to die for without the drive to make him n the World class super star he should have been, He was also a bit out of his time.

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Post by ulster_jamesie » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:09 pm

Tiger Eye wrote:
ulster_jamesie wrote:theres loads of 'em who's first sport was GAA... half of the munster squad for a start :roll:
Oooooh! touchy :roll: :roll:
wasn't being touchy sweetheart... just so happens that lots of the munster squad played GAA before rugby... can you imagine axel and the bull playing gaelic footie though!? :lol:

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Post by orla - mumha abú! » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:44 pm

munster do have some deadly footballers alright!
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Post by simon redshaw » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:55 am

Very true Orla!

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