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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:21 pm 
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As per his twitter;

Tommy Bowe Official

I’ve spent most of my career in Belfast,
At first George said I wasn’t very fast,
I eventually found my gears,
Had some incredible years,
But it’s time to tell you - this is my last!


Shame his last few years have been so ravaged by injury, he's still had a great career.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:22 pm 
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What a player. What a servant for Ireland and Ulster.

That try v Wales in 2009 will remain with us forever.

Thank you Tommy.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:26 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:26 pm 
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Legend


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Great player in his pomp


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Hell of a player, won't ever be forgotten.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:29 pm 
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Winnie wrote:
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Two burds a night, every night, Tommy at Queens.

Some man for one man :nod:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:29 pm 
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He's a good lad. Thanks Tommy :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:30 pm 
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Quality player, and absolutely deadly when playing in his prime.

Cardiff 2009 Wales V Ireland was unforgettable.

Enjoy your retirement. Thanks for the memories.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 pm 
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Well loved and respected by the Ospreys and their supporters.
All the best for the future mate. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:36 pm 
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GWO2 wrote:
Well loved and respected by the Ospreys and their supporters.

This. Helluva player in his pomp, and a well-deserved Lion.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:37 pm 
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Ligind!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Great player on his day.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:47 pm 
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As handsome as David Wallace .... and as pacy.

:((


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:49 pm 
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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
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As handsome as David Wallace .... and as pacy.

:((



Obviously this photo was taken on the Gower coast with a group of fine young Swansea girls. :nod: :nod:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Didn't know they did a porn version of the Pied Piper story.

Great player, always preferred him as an Ospreys player than an Ireland player.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Sad to hear this. On his day Bowe had an amazing wingers brain and was the best winger in Europe for ages.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Enjoyed watching him at his best - seemed to have a great instinct to be in the right place at the right time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Class act. Good luck to him.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:54 pm 
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This is probably his finest moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv8sdPDdPnY


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Good career- is he still driving an old beetle?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 pm 
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Player I always enjoyed watching :thumbup:

Big, strong, reasonably quick but the thing I liked best about him was his positioning and ability to read play. Good rugby brain on him.

Seemed like a pretty decent guy as well :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Winnie wrote:
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:lol:

This is how I shall remember thee Tommy. This and the GS. Thank you for your service.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 pm 
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SamShark wrote:
This is probably his finest moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv8sdPDdPnY


Thought it was going to be his rendition of Black Velvet Band.

"What about her eyes Tommy?"


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:53 pm 
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GWO2 wrote:
DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
Winnie wrote:
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As handsome as David Wallace .... and as pacy.

:((



Obviously this photo was taken on the Gower coast with a group of fine young Swansea girls. :nod: :nod:


Yes, but thank God the fat slags were out of picture.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:57 pm 
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Quality player.

Must be one of the last of the fabled "Golden Generation"


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:59 pm 
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With DOC and Bowe retiring and Stringer out of contract, only Heaslip*, Best and Rob are still playing from the GS team.

*TBC, I guess.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:00 pm 
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Dougie-Drew wrote:
Quality player.

Must be one of the last of the fabled "Golden Generation"

Nope the Golden generation was the generation before Tommy came along, Horgan, Geordan Murphy, Easterby, Leamy, D'arcy, BOD, Dempsey, Hickie, ROG, (David)Wallace etc


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 pm 
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Nolanator wrote:
With DOC and Bowe retiring and Stringer out of contract, only Heaslip*, Best and Rob are still playing from the GS team.

*TBC, I guess.

Yep, Think Healy, Sexton and SOB got capped later on in the year though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:05 pm 
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Was it the Lions in SA tour where it was a dead rubber third test but Bowe got shifted to 13 with another player at 12 whose name I forget that went on to play blinders?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:05 pm 
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Willie Falloon wrote:
Dougie-Drew wrote:
Quality player.

Must be one of the last of the fabled "Golden Generation"

Nope the Golden generation was the generation before Tommy came along, Horgan, Geordan Murphy, Easterby, Leamy, D'arcy, BOD, Dempsey, Hickie, ROG, (David)Wallace etc


God that team underperformed, 1 GS (and title) not enough out of them. That said considering Hayes was our only prop for 15 years maybe not.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:06 pm 
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My man love for David Wallace is still strong.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:06 pm 
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At his best he was my favourite Irish player, and such a nice bloke I couldn't hate him for the try he scored in the 2009 grand slam match in Cardiff. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:07 pm 
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Nolanator wrote:
With DOC and Bowe retiring and Stringer out of contract, only Heaslip*, Best and Rob are still playing from the GS team.

*TBC, I guess.

Best and Kearney's contracts are both up this year tbf.

Also Keet was in and around the squad but injured/missed out on selection. But the fact it's 9 years ago it isn't a huge surprise even if in an ideal world, Fitz, Ferris, Heaslip, TOL would all still be playing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:08 pm 
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Willie Falloon wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
With DOC and Bowe retiring and Stringer out of contract, only Heaslip*, Best and Rob are still playing from the GS team.

*TBC, I guess.

Yep, Think Healy, Sexton and SOB got capped later on in the year though.


Fiji and Australia that November. :thumbup:

Luke Fitz should still be playing. :(


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LandOTurk wrote:
GWO2 wrote:
DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
Winnie wrote:
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As handsome as David Wallace .... and as pacy.

:((



Obviously this photo was taken on the Gower coast with a group of fine young Swansea girls. :nod: :nod:


Yes, but thank God the fat slags were out of picture.



That`s true LOT

All the Llanelli girls were sent down the other end of the beach :nod: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Kearney just got a new central contract extension FYI


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Willie Falloon wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
With DOC and Bowe retiring and Stringer out of contract, only Heaslip*, Best and Rob are still playing from the GS team.

*TBC, I guess.

Yep, Think Healy, Sexton and SOB got capped later on in the year though.


Is Tom Court still playing?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
With DOC and Bowe retiring and Stringer out of contract, only Heaslip*, Best and Rob are still playing from the GS team.

*TBC, I guess.

Yep, Think Healy, Sexton and SOB got capped later on in the year though.


Is Tom Court still playing?

Big TC retired at the end of last season.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:14 pm 
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Forgot about Angry Tom! He still at LI?

Nope, retired at the end of last season.


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