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Rob Kearney

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,629 ✭✭✭ionadnapokot


    His farewell statement was really lovely to read.

    He's done it all.

    Side note. But Garry Doyle of the42 is really staining a publication that I have a lot of time for.

    9 times out of 10 I can tell who has penned it before the end of the first paragraph. The latest example being his article on Robs farewell.

    He's just pasted Robs statement in and added snide comments between the inverted commas.

    Seems odd to have a journalist of the quality of Kinsella and even Sean Farrell is quite decent and have them having to share space with a tabloid **** stirrer like Doyle.

    Anyway. Was a really lovely morning to reminisce about the many many highs that Rob Kearney has brought us these last 15 years

    Just read the article.
    Class stuff from Rob. I agree with you on Doyle but i didnt see the snide comments.

    My personal fav memory of Keaney was the intercept try v NZ.
    I had a dream the night before that Kearney would score a try legging it up the wing & that Ireland would win


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,842 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,317 ✭✭✭lawrencesummers


    The sooner this thread descends into a provincial Hypothetical pissing contest about a FB who may or may not be playing in a club in one of the biggest cities in France the better for all involved.

    Best of Luck Rob, great career. I felt the last WC was going to be beyond him but he made the grade, and answered a lot of critics with his performances in last two 6nations.

    I don’t think we will see a FB like him again, the style of rugby has changed even if some teams are not adopting having more of a playmaking FB.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,133 ✭✭✭✭Buer


    He's just pasted Robs statement in and added snide comments between the inverted commas.

    Honestly, I can't see anything in that article to be bothered by.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭Niallof9


    His farewell statement was really lovely to read.

    He's done it all.

    Side note. But Garry Doyle of the42 is really staining a publication that I have a lot of time for.

    9 times out of 10 I can tell who has penned it before the end of the first paragraph. The latest example being his article on Robs farewell.

    He's just pasted Robs statement in and added snide comments between the inverted commas.

    Seems odd to have a journalist of the quality of Kinsella and even Sean Farrell is quite decent and have them having to share space with a tabloid **** stirrer like Doyle.

    Anyway. Was a really lovely morning to reminisce about the many many highs that Rob Kearney has brought us these last 15 years

    there's absolutely nothing in those comments. age has caught up with him? it has. and i don't think he'll make any impact on the Force


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,446 ✭✭✭clsmooth


    ‘But at 34 age has caught up with him which is why he got his pen out today’ seems a little bit unnecessary. He’d still do a good job at 15 for Leinster or Ireland actually. He’s been overlooked since the World Cup more for reasons of building for the future (which is 100% the right call) than for being a ‘has been’.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,018 ✭✭✭Bridge93


    My first memory of Rob was, as a nine year old in my first year in Willow Park, seeing him line out at full back for Clongowes in the senior cup final at Lansdowne Road. In a wonderful twist of fate lining out at 13 with him that day was one Fergus McFadden. A few other names on show that day.

    What a journey it’s been. Given his longevity and lack thereof of certain others, he perhaps better than any other has been a mainstay for nearly the entirety of my rugby following life. His arrival nearly perfectly coinciding with my interest in the sport and here we are today.

    What a career it’s been


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,261 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,951 ✭✭✭Yeah_Right


    Looking at that video, that uniform with white shorts and sox was awful!!

    He was a very good player and an outstanding servant to the game. He was in the conversation for best FB in the world for a couple of sesons around 2008 to 2010. He is one of those guys that I think of as a great of the game without ever being a great player. If that makes sense. Outstanding but not spectacular. He did the basics to such high level that they became mundane and I think he is and will be more appreciated now he is gone as punters start to notice what they are missing with him not there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,726 ✭✭✭✭mfceiling


    My one abiding memory (and I'll be disappointed if someone doesn't post it) is the catch he made for Ireland where he just seemed to stroll to exactly where the ball was going to be and then catch it. Completely nonchalant about it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,493 ✭✭✭arsebiscuits1


    mfceiling wrote: »
    My one abiding memory (and I'll be disappointed if someone doesn't post it) is the catch he made for Ireland where he just seemed to stroll to exactly where the ball was going to be and then catch it. Completely nonchalant about it.

    I remember that catch!

    As I recall it was around the time that the calls to include one of Payne/ TOH/ Zebo were quite loud and in that moment Kearney just reaffirmed how much of a master of his craft he was


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,726 ✭✭✭✭mfceiling


    I remember that catch!

    As I recall it was around the time that the calls to include one of Payne/ TOH/ Zebo were quite loud and in that moment Kearney just reaffirmed how much of a master of his craft he was

    Somebody did post it here before. He was masterful in that play.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,261 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,629 ✭✭✭ionadnapokot


    Western Force are definitely back in super rugby so?
    Their coach has re-signed
    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2020/09/15/super-rugby-tim-sampson


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,133 ✭✭✭✭Buer


    mfceiling wrote: »
    My one abiding memory (and I'll be disappointed if someone doesn't post it) is the catch he made for Ireland where he just seemed to stroll to exactly where the ball was going to be and then catch it. Completely nonchalant about it.

    Go on then.

    https://twitter.com/Murray_Kinsella/status/958074773778579456


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,759 ✭✭✭Brief_Lives


    a nice package put together by leinster



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,726 ✭✭✭✭mfceiling




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,920 ✭✭✭✭stephen_n


    a nice package put together by leinster


    They even got rare footage of Rob passing the ball.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,842 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    Western Force move confirmed

    Good luck to him


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,442 ✭✭✭evil_seed


    Can we close the thread now. He's not retiring


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,493 ✭✭✭arsebiscuits1


    evil_seed wrote: »
    Can we close the thread now. He's not retiring

    I vote we leave it open indefinitely


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭hahashake


    Would think he could earn decent coin in France or Japan but he'll probably enjoy playing in Perth more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,331 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Nice owl pay day for him and a year in Australia


  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭Former Coach


    As far as I know, he needs to retire in Europe (previously Ireland) to enable him to avail of the very generous tax break for professional athletes.
    He must have plans to play beyond his year in Oz!


  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭Former Coach


    You must have permanently finished or retired from that profession. You may continue to participate in the sport on an amateur or unpaid basis.

    At the time of retirement, you must be resident in one of the following locations:

    Ireland
    a European Union (EU) state
    a European Economic Area (EEA) state
    a European Free Trade Association (EFTA) state.


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭hahashake


    You must have permanently finished or retired from that profession. You may continue to participate in the sport on an amateur or unpaid basis.

    At the time of retirement, you must be resident in one of the following locations:

    Ireland
    a European Union (EU) state
    a European Economic Area (EEA) state
    a European Free Trade Association (EFTA) state.

    Interesting, I guess that leaves a French club as his likely retirement club.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Podge_irl


    You must have permanently finished or retired from that profession. You may continue to participate in the sport on an amateur or unpaid basis.

    At the time of retirement, you must be resident in one of the following locations:

    Ireland
    a European Union (EU) state
    a European Economic Area (EEA) state
    a European Free Trade Association (EFTA) state.

    Jesus, that's quite the risk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,493 ✭✭✭arsebiscuits1


    I'm sure he's been advised on this and planned accordingly.


    Dave McHugh is his agent who definitely knows the ins and outs of tax implications for retired rugby players


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,581 ✭✭✭Captain_Crash


    GT25 wrote: »
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    Da fuq??


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  • Administrators Posts: 53,042 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec


    Podge_irl wrote: »
    Jesus, that's quite the risk.

    I doubt it's a risk, as even if he gets crocked he can just wait and officially retire once he's back.


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