R.I.P. Jim Stynes

BlueDog

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Wanted to put this up for our Irish members.

Jim Stynes was a Gaelic footballer who shifted to Australia back in the 1980's to play Aussie Rules.

He became one of the games greats and I believe he still holds the record for the most consecutive games played with 244 which is an achievement in itself.

More than the fact he was a great footballer he was a great person, his charity work and tireless endeavours helping unfortunate and troublesome kids through his charity REACH was a true mark of the man's character.

He was an absolute credit to Ireland and very much loved by his adoptive Australia, so much so he is to be given a state funeral to honour his work in the community.

R.I.P. Jimmy Stynes.
 

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244 consecutive games played is a record that will NEVER be broken.
R.I.P http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Stynes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwOV6CJmrlE&feature=player_embedded#at=96
 

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