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Rory Best OBE

  • 17-06-2017 2:17pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,780 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Not my cup of tea personally, but delighted for him. Man has given everything for his club and country. Most capped Irish hooker, captained Ireland to their first win over New Zealand.

    Absolute legend.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭ BBDBB


    Congratulations to him and his family on the recognition of his career and achievements


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,573 ✭✭✭ degsie


    Congrats to Rory. Well deserved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    I assume he's the first Irish player to receive an OBE?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,580 ✭✭✭ moleyv


    Is it deserved?

    Not for his lineouts anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,595 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    Congratulations to Rory. Fantastic player and captain.


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,061 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    I thought they gave these at new year's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 784 ✭✭✭ todolist


    I thought they gave these at new year's.
    Her Majesty also gives honours on her Birthday which is today.Congrats Rory!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,789 ✭✭✭ slavetothegrind


    well done rory! feck the begrudgers!


  • Registered Users Posts: 784 ✭✭✭ todolist


    _Tyrrell_ wrote: »
    I assume he's the first Irish player to receive an OBE?
    I think a lot of Irish players have been honoured by The Queen.Willie John McBride and Trevor Ringland come to mind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Nothing but congrats and respect for Rory. What a player he's been, this award obviously means a lot to him going by his comments and it's richly deserved.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,827 AnneFrank


    Joke, if he's our captain he should not accept it


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    AnneFrank wrote: »
    Joke, if he's our captain he should not accept it

    Small minded rubbish. There needs to be an option to minus thank a post.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,305 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


    Well deserved. Congrats to him.
    _Tyrrell_ wrote: »
    I assume he's the first Irish player to receive an OBE?

    No, a few of the Ulster legends have received them in the past. McBride, Millar, Humphreys etc. He's in good company.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,384 CMOTDibbler


    Well even if the Lions tour doesn't bring him all that he'd want, he's got something nice to come home to. Overdue recognition, but I'm sure he won't care.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,943 ✭✭✭ jm08


    OSI wrote: »
    Why not? It's not like the Irish have ever bothered affording recognition on those that excel and contribute to their country. Much easier to begrudge from the sidelines instead :rolleyes:

    Irish people are recognised - Freedom of various cities, doctorates from universities. Take Brian O'Driscoll - he was made a freeman of Dublin alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. The first one was Isaac Butt in 1876 and there are only 82 of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭ BBDBB


    Take your petty, bitter begrudgery out of rugby, it's not welcome


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,780 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    ðŸ¦Lions Captain @RoryBest2 OBE:
    'the players are calling me Sir, Joe Marler won't let me carry my bags'
    #LionsNZ2017

    Ha ha ha ha ha!

    That's what the Lions is all about - everybody coming together to rip the ar$e out of somebody.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭ Sinbad_NI


    Congrats Rory. Legend and gentleman.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,288 mickmackey1


    An absolute warrior but it is quite bizarre. A player represents either one country or a different country, otherwise the whole concept of international sport becomes a farce.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    An absolute warrior but it is quite bizarre. A player represents either one country or a different country, otherwise the whole concept of international sport becomes a farce.

    What are you on about?


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,288 mickmackey1


    What are you on about?
    You must have come down in the last shower.


  • Administrators Posts: 33,519 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ dudara


    AnneFrank wrote: »
    Joke, if he's our captain he should not accept it

    He captains a team that represents all Ireland, both north and south. Well done to him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    You must have come down in the last shower.

    Well it's you who seems to be surprised at the fact the Irish rugby team is an all-island team and always has been. This is also the case for a number of other sports.

    Makes international sport a farce? Yeah, what are you on about?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,030 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    An absolute warrior but it is quite bizarre. A player represents either one country or a different country, otherwise the whole concept of international sport becomes a farce.

    You're a soccer fan aren't you.

    Irish rugby is probably the most progressive sport in terms of unification between the north and the South.

    Yet there's muppets like you who undermine it with statements like this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,491 ✭✭✭ Yamanoto


    todolist wrote: »
    I think a lot of Irish players have been honoured by The Queen.Willie John McBride and Trevor Ringland come to mind.

    Jack Kyle & Mike Gibson also.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,927 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatFromHue


    ajfo'r.jpg


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    _Tyrrell_ wrote: »
    You're a soccer fan aren't you.

    Irish rugby is probably the most progressive sport in terms of unification between the north and the South.

    Yet there's muppets like you who undermine it with statements like this.

    I hate soccer and orders of chivalry, what does that make me? :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 Erik Shin


    It's a bit daft, the queen obviously wouldn't know Rory from a potato, so it's a committee pick that puts forward sports people from the North who have given their all.
    It's a great honour for any person who considered themselves form the UK (and I mean this as no slight) ..

    why shouldn't​ he accept? He's a player that has crossed both divides and represents all corners of this island...well done Rory I say


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,288 mickmackey1


    _Tyrrell_ wrote: »
    You're a soccer fan aren't you.

    Irish rugby is probably the most progressive sport in terms of unification between the north and the South.

    Yet there's muppets like you who undermine it with statements like this.
    No I don't have any connections with soccer, but well done on living up to the judgemental stereotype of the rugger snobs.

    As for undermining progress, you'd be better off looking at your unionist pals with their anti-EU drivel driving us back to the Dark Ages. But in typical Irish fashion, you'd prefer to sweep awkward issues under the carpet and wallow in self-righteousness.

    But England are going to win a lot of rugby matches in the future so that will keep you happy.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,597 ✭✭✭ roshje


    No I don't have any connections with soccer, but well done on living up to the judgemental stereotype of the rugger snobs.

    As for undermining progress, you'd be better off looking at your unionist pals with their anti-EU drivel driving us back to the Dark Ages. But in typical Irish fashion, you'd prefer to sweep awkward issues under the carpet and wallow in self-righteousness.

    But England are going to win a lot of rugby matches in the future so that will keep you happy.

    Oh Dear!


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