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Post by keeper » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:53 pm

Yes Skins, Willie was a junior international. I played with him when he came to Dalkey United as player manager. He played a big part in coaching a young lad by the name of Paul McGrath !!! Willie played nearly all of his career with T.E.K

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Post by Denis Cromie » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:06 pm

I think Willie lives in the Dalkey area. When he played for St. Joseph's Boys he was a centre forward and in my view that was his best position. He is built like a tank and had a fierce shot, he use to remind me of Gerdi Muller the great German centre forward. Somewhere down the line he was converted into a full back and again I think that was a huge mistake. He could have been a full international. Willie was reared by his Dad's sister,who was married to Bob Smith,(his Mum died when he was very young) which wasn't unique in the area. The Smith's already had, at least,3 other children and Willie along with his slightly older sister was brought up by them. And that was no small feat in the houses that exist in Mary Street. The Smiths were that type of people like a lot of others in the area.

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Post by skins » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:02 pm

Yes, and apart from his football ability he was a genuinely nice guy. Thanks for the update Keeper/Denis.
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Post by Sinead » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:19 am

Thinking of Grammer at this time. His posts are missed on this site. No one has a wooden spoon like he did.
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Post by Holla » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:04 pm

Yes indeed his contribution to the site over the years was great, a very fast year miss you grammer rip.

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Post by Rocker » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:07 pm

Sinead wrote:Thinking of Grammer at this time. His posts are missed on this site. No one has a wooden spoon like he did.
R.I.P. Grammer
He was THE MAN. Thinking of his family at this turn of the year.
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Post by Toss » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:48 pm

Sinead wrote:Thinking of Grammer at this time. His posts are missed on this site. No one has a wooden spoon like he did.
R.I.P. Grammer

Well said Sinead wuu
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Post by keeper » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:32 pm

Indeed Sinead, Grammer was a legend and much loved. Let's hope he's with all his Fender Men heros headbang headbang

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Post by Denis Cromie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:08 pm

Yeah Grammer was a Top Man and is badly missed. May he rest in peace.

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Post by Rocker » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:37 pm

About 30 years ago I was in a very bad way with arthritis and found driving and walking very painful. The consultant said "there is no cure for arthritis" and recommended that I go to the League of Health. I had never heard of it and looked it up (in those days in the phone book). I met a marvellous lady called Isolde McCullagh who took classes in her home in Glenageary. It was tough at first but the gentle stretching exercises, posture work and general movement improved my condition beyond my wildest dreams. I have gone to classes every week since then and over the years moved to various locations with various great teachers all under the guidance of the amazing Isolde. The other day at 5 months short of her 100th Birthday the great lady passed away. A thanksgiving service of her life was held today. We never really know or appreciate the wonderful people who live in our community or who move amongst us.
Thank you Isolde McCullagh for all you did for so many both with your exercise classes and your knitwear business which gave employment to hundreds of home workers in the lean years of the sixties and seventies.
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Post by Holla » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:11 pm

A nice tribute rocker and she lived until one hundred I am sure she had some sensible lifestyle tips too not all the rubbish we're hearing these days may she rest in peace.

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Post by Sinead » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:41 pm

Good luck Isolde may you Rest in Peace - you will live long in the memories of all those you helped.

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Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:42 pm

May she rest in peace.

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Post by gingertom » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:38 pm

Any alternative to medication to assist in the alleviation of joint and muscle pain is welcome for those who experience it.

http://www.thefitnessleague.ie/active-retired-classes/

Well done to all involved, including Isolde. I would like to offer Condolences to her family on their loss.
zingerberi capillus et bene moratus.

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