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A Tribute To Offaly's Greatest Fan, Mick McDonagh

A Tribute To Offaly's Greatest Fan, Mick McDonagh

The intercounty season is here, but it's not as we know it. Terraces will be empty, and grounds will be silent. There'll no packed Thurles, or Clones, or Dr. Hyde Park to get us riled up and give that unmistakable hum of "Championship."

For some, it'll be a rare experience to watch their county from afar. For others, it'll be a complete novelty. Among them will be Offaly superfan Mick McDonagh.

Mick McDonagh, if you haven't heard of him, is regarded by many as Ireland's greatest GAA fan and even has his own hashtag on twitter. Searching #offalydude will bring you back glorious results. Wind, rain, or shine, there's one man who's always remained faithful to the Faithful County.

As a tribute to Mick on this year when he and the other superfans around the country sadly won't be able to attend the games, we thought it apt to have a run through of our six favourite sightings in recent years.

Ah ahh ahh ahh Stayin Alive, Stayin Alive

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Celebrating a rare hurling win in recent years

After beating rival Laois

Organising the troops aginst London

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Celebrating Offaly's win over Kerry in the hurling Championship

Going through the emotions as The Faithful County saw off Longford the Leinster Football Championship

Playing amateur umpire in the O'Byrne Cup

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Mick McDonagh

 

Tactical advice given at the Shinty international

Mick McDonagh

 

If there was ever someone that made the neutral to want Offaly GAA to succeed, it's Mick. Hopefully there will be better times coming his way soon.

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Mick McDonagh

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