Dara Ó Cinnéide: 'An báide sa cheann i gcónaí'

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Dara Ó Cinnéide: 'An báide sa cheann i gcónaí'

Dara Cinnide Tuairisc.ie

n gcad l a dimir s le sinsir Chiarra i gcluiche leathcheannais na sraithe i gcoinne Laoise sa bhliain 2002, dfhg Colm Cooper pobal na caide f gheasa. Ba dheacra pobal na caide i gCiarra a shsamh n aon dream eile ach fs fin, bh l ar leith acu le draoi Ard Sean Bhuaile.

Nuair ba mh a bh an taoide ag casadh ina gcoinne i gcluich mra in aghaidh leithid Ard Mhacha agus Thr Eoghain, bh an Gooch i gcna ag coimed a cheann os cionn uisce.

N fhaca riamh duine le oiread aclaocht intinne agus toisc gur chuma leis deas n cl, n fhaca riamh duine a raibh ar a chumas oiread spis a chruth d fin ar an ngort.

Le blianta beaga anuas, agus daidhm ag gach aon chosantir ar gach aon fhoireann an sps sin a cheilt air, lirigh s a intleacht caide le taispentais morilteacha ar an daichead slat n l ina measc an taispentas a thug s sa chad leath in aghaidh tha Cliath i gcluiche leath cheannais iomriteach na bliana 2013.

Imreoir as an ngnth ab ea toisc a dhnaochta agus a theanntis. San it a bhogfadh an gnth-thosa, dfhanfadh Gooch ina staic, ag feitheamh is ag feitheamh n go dtiocfadh an chaoi cheart. Bh gliceas an mhadra rua ann agus bh fuarchis an mhadra rua canna ann nuair a fuair s boladh na fola.

Ba shop in it na scuaibe aige an pointe i gcna.

Bid a bhodh uaidh an neomat a bheadh an chaid ina sheilbh agus n ghillfeadh s don bpointe n go gcaithfeadh s gilleadh nach raibh aon n eile i ndn don ngluaiseacht. N nach ionadh, mar sin, go bhfuil s i gceann an tslua agus na staire thaobh na n-imreoir go lir a daimsigh scranna do Chiarra. Bhos i lthair i bPirc na nGael, Luimneach, nuair a shraigh s curiarracht Mhikey Sheehy i 2012 agus ba lir n li molta nuair a daimsigh s an pointe neafaiseach sin sna babhta cilithe i gcoinne an Chlir, an cion, an stdas agus an urraim a bh ag pobal Chiarra d.

Bh cruas as an ngnth, leis, ann.

Bfhidir n raibh ann ach deich gcloch mechain nuair a dimir s i gcluiche ceannais na hireann don gcad uair i 2002 ach aon uair a fuair s buille, bodh san dlisteanach n a mhalairt, shfadh s a ghob amach, direodh ina sheasamh agus thabharfadh s fna thuilleadh.

Dfhoghlaim s mrn ar shrideanna Chill Airne agus ina gharsn g ag imirt chaide n cispheile in Ard Sean Bhuaile. Ba chuma beag n mr, bog n cruaidh, bh it don uile dhuine sna cluich sin ar an bplsg ar aghaidh a th amach. Nor chuir s aon iontas ar inne i gCiarra nuair a bhuaigh s a chad chraobh leis na Crcaigh in aois a seacht mbliana dag. Bh a chil amuigh le blianta agus c gur deacair a shamhl inniu, ba rud ana-ndrtha ar fad go n-imreodh s ina chad chluiche ceannais uile-ireann in aois a naoi mbliana dag.

Bshin an chad uair go dtgas ceann den ngrin a bh aige ar chliseadh, ar chailliint agus ar chloteacht. Fuaireas amach chomhrit danach istoche leis i ndeireadh na bliana 2002, gur thug s a shaol caide go lir f aois ag cailliint cluich leis an mbuon imreoir a thinig anos ina theannta i gcumann na gCrcach.

Is deacair sin a shamhl agus na Crcaigh i mbarra cruaiche i gCiarra agus lasmuigh de le tamall, ach nl aon amhras orm n gurb iad na blianta sin go raibh s ag teacht chun coinlochta mar imreoir a mhnlaigh an sprid agus an ghoimh dhiamhair at ann.

N hionann agus laochra eile, a dimigh roimis i ngeansa Chiarra, ms il leat slat tomhais dfhil ar a chumas, nl le danamh, buochas le Dia agus leis an dteicneolaocht nua aimseartha ach a ainm a chur isteach i gcuardach Youtube agus chfear go bhfuil s breac le h-ealaon an Gooch.

T s ar fad ann: an gliocas, an ghluaiseacht agus an guairnen neamhghnthach a chuir an t-iliomad cosantir de dhroim seoil. Agus na bid.

An bide sa cheann i gcna.

Ag fachaint ar na mreanna sin chluich agsla arir bfhuraist duit dearmad a dhanamh ar c chomh h-iontach is a bh s mar imreoir. Ba gheall le gns bheith ag fachaint ar Cooper ag aimsi bid agus point morilteacha i ngeansa Chiarra le cig bliana dag anuas. Bfhidir go raibh an iomarca taith againn i gCiarra air, ach ba sheoid a chuaigh i bhfeidhm ar mhrn daoine go nisinta.

Nfheadar an m babhta le deich mbliana chrochnaos fin ag imirt go gcuireas an cheist ar dhuine igin ar maithne an raghaidis go Cill Airne n Tr L im theannta ag faire ar Chiarra i gcluich sraithe.

Seo leat N caithfidh s an l dinn?

N raghad in aon it inniu ag fachaint ar an srt san caide.

Ah, seo leat, n beidh an Gooch ag imirt

Ba leor san chun iad a mhealladh, agus deinim amach go raibh ar a laghad mle duine i bpirs difrila sa chontae go mbodh an comhr canna acu.

Is boichte saol na caide d agmais ach nrbh aoibhinn bheith ag baint ln na sl as mistir na gceard i mbun a chuid cleasaochta?

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