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Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby goreyguy » March 6th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Signed 2 year contract for Narbonne.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby johng » March 6th, 2017, 3:02 pm

goreyguy wrote:Signed 2 year contract for Narbonne.

Heard that as a rumour a few weeks ago. I hope he stays healthy and Prospers
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby the spoofer » March 6th, 2017, 3:07 pm

Best of luck Mike Mc, he has served Connacht, Leinster and Ireland with distinction and a 2 year deal in a lovely town like Narbonne is great to get.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby Logorrhea » March 6th, 2017, 3:08 pm

yeah that one was doing the rounds for a while.

Will be a shame to see him go. I was always happy to see his name on the team sheet, comfortable in the knowledge he could compete at the highest standard. He was there for some great days.

Hope he stays healthy and is being well rewarded.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby riocard911 » March 6th, 2017, 3:26 pm

Wish him the best of luck. He channelled the disappointment of not getting the nod for RWC 2015 into being, IMO, our best and most reliable forward in the first half of last season. Brought solidity and leadership when Cullen's Cubs needed it. Without him I don't think we would have finished tops at the end of the regular season. The knock he shipped in the FRA vs IRE match cut short what up till then was an impressive return to form. Bon voyage, Mick Mac, and thanks for everything.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby Oldschool » March 6th, 2017, 4:39 pm

riocard911 wrote:Wish him the best of luck. He channelled the disappointment of not getting the nod for RWC 2015 into being, IMO, our best and most reliable forward in the first half of last season. Brought solidity and leadership when Cullen's Cubs needed it. Without him I don't think we would have finished tops at the end of the regular season. The knock he shipped in the FRA vs IRE match cut short what up till then was an impressive return to form. Bon voyage, Mick Mac, and thanks for everything.

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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby hugonaut » March 6th, 2017, 7:09 pm

riocard911 wrote:Wish him the best of luck. He channelled the disappointment of not getting the nod for RWC 2015 into being, IMO, our best and most reliable forward in the first half of last season. Brought solidity and leadership when Cullen's Cubs needed it. Without him I don't think we would have finished tops at the end of the regular season. The knock he shipped in the FRA vs IRE match cut short what up till then was an impressive return to form. Bon voyage, Mick Mac, and thanks for everything.


Well said. He was in great form last season and it was really tough luck that he had it cut short. Delighted that he is able to get another two years on the pitch, and Narbonne is a hell of a nice spot and a good old rugby town by all accounts. He gave us really good service and seemed to be a very popular squad member. Best of luck to him and thanks very much.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby matt » March 7th, 2017, 1:28 am

Its easy to forget now that we have all the young guns firing that Mick played twice in last years Six Nations and was the best player for Leinster last season.

Enjoy your 2 years in Narbonne Mick you can be proud of your service at Leinster.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby riocard911 » March 7th, 2017, 1:54 am

matt wrote:Its easy to forget now that we have all the young guns firing that Mick played twice in last years Six Nations and was the best player for Leinster last season.

Enjoy your 2 years in Narbonne Mick you can be proud of your service at Leinster.


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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby Ruckedtobits » March 7th, 2017, 8:27 am

hugonaut wrote:
riocard911 wrote:Wish him the best of luck. He channelled the disappointment of not getting the nod for RWC 2015 into being, IMO, our best and most reliable forward in the first half of last season. Brought solidity and leadership when Cullen's Cubs needed it. Without him I don't think we would have finished tops at the end of the regular season. The knock he shipped in the FRA vs IRE match cut short what up till then was an impressive return to form. Bon voyage, Mick Mac, and thanks for everything.


Well said. He was in great form last season and it was really tough luck that he had it cut short. Delighted that he is able to get another two years on the pitch, and Narbonne is a hell of a nice spot and a good old rugby town by all accounts. He gave us really good service and seemed to be a very popular squad member. Best of luck to him and thanks very much.


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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby blockhead » March 7th, 2017, 10:55 am

So long Mike. You deserve a indian summer. Thanks for all you did for us.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby jezzer » March 7th, 2017, 11:07 am

Good man Mike Mc.

When Leinster heads were down post-MOC and early Leo, Mike's attitude and workrate must surely have been a serious example to the rest of the squad. He was the ahrdest worker on the pitch for a lot of games last year. Without it, we'd have been in trouble.

Best of luck.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby sunshiner1 » March 7th, 2017, 11:17 am

Best of luck Mike. You were a great servant to Connacht, Leinster and Ireland. Enjoy your time in France!
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby Cianostays » March 7th, 2017, 1:29 pm

+1 to all of that. Turned out to be a great signing for us and he's earned a couple of years in the South Of France.

Good Luck Mike, and thanks :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby cormac » May 17th, 2017, 8:52 am

Mike's move to Narbonne has been cancelled as his injuries mean he'll have to retire. A real shame for him.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby mildlyinterested » May 17th, 2017, 9:00 am

cormac wrote:Mike's move to Narbonne has been cancelled as his injuries mean he'll have to retire. A real shame for him.


Insurance may cover some of his lost income.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby BlueBlue » May 17th, 2017, 9:40 am

Best of luck big Mike.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby the spoofer » May 17th, 2017, 9:42 am

mildlyinterested wrote:
cormac wrote:Mike's move to Narbonne has been cancelled as his injuries mean he'll have to retire. A real shame for him.


Insurance may cover some of his lost income.


I hope so. Congrats Mike on a great career. You worked your arse off to make the most of your talents and never took a backward step.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby simonokeeffe » May 17th, 2017, 11:23 am

In a way maybe its for the best, he was pretty wrecked and another 2 years may have badly affected his later quality of life. Plus theres the concussion issue

I just hope he adepts to civilian life as its come around now quicker than he wanted/planned
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby Hippo » May 17th, 2017, 11:30 am

simonokeeffe wrote:In a way maybe its for the best, he was pretty wrecked and another 2 years may have badly affected his later quality of life. Plus theres the concussion issue

I just hope he adepts to civilian life as its come around now quicker than he wanted/planned


I'd echo all of this, I really liked him as a player and hope everything works out well for him.
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