Gary Halpin - RIP

A forum for true blue Leinster supporters to talk about and support their team

Moderator: moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
LeinsterLeader
Rhys Ruddock
Posts: 2041
Joined: May 23rd, 2010, 8:51 pm

Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by LeinsterLeader »

Very sad news!

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/gary-halpin-rip/

As a "Johnny come lately" I don't remember his games for Leinster but I do remember him playing for Ireland.

How many times did he play for Leinster?

User avatar
artaneboy
Seán Cronin
Posts: 3420
Joined: January 25th, 2011, 7:46 pm
Location: closer than you think...

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by artaneboy »

LeinsterLeader wrote:Very sad news!

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/gary-halpin-rip/

As a "Johnny come lately" I don't remember his games for Leinster but I do remember him playing for Ireland.

How many times did he play for Leinster?
That’s really sad. Gary was an incredibly honest player: both in his effort on the field and in his account of playing off it. I remember him recounting his actual physical fear at playing on occasion. It takes a brave man to own up to that common emotion in this game- particularly in the front row.

He wasn’t the best prop we ever had play for us, but he was no slouch either; very good and committed and a nice man.

He will be missed by all Leinster and Ireland fans.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
"Oh, I used to be disgusted, and now I try to be amused!"

User avatar
cormac
Shane Jennings
Posts: 6032
Joined: May 24th, 2006, 2:05 pm

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by cormac »

LeinsterLeader wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 11:20 am
Very sad news!

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/gary-halpin-rip/

As a "Johnny come lately" I don't remember his games for Leinster but I do remember him playing for Ireland.

How many times did he play for Leinster?
He played 18 times across the 99/00 and 00/01 seasons. Not sure if he played for Leinster before the game went open in 1995. My memory is that he played most of his club rugby in England.

Certainly won't forget his try and celebration against NZ at the 1995 RWC.

RIP Gary.
Look out Itchy, he's Irish

User avatar
cormac
Shane Jennings
Posts: 6032
Joined: May 24th, 2006, 2:05 pm

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by cormac »

double post
Look out Itchy, he's Irish

OTT
Mullet
Posts: 1591
Joined: February 2nd, 2012, 4:19 pm
Location: Blackrock

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by OTT »

Fondly remember him and heard many good funny stories about him, he was certainly old school. One I witnessed was him walking around Stillorgan Leisureplex at 3am in his latter career after a BCRFC game wearing his subs jacket from the game but nothing else with not a f%~king care in the world.

RIP
"Horrocks went one way, Taylor the other and I was left holding the bloody hyphen!"

~The Late Great Mick English

User avatar
blockhead
Shane Jennings
Posts: 6390
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 1:20 pm
Location: Up Your Stairs!

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by blockhead »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czB96GX_Rk

Watched it live, gave us all a good laugh. I think this is the game Jonah announced himself to the world.
RIP
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!

User avatar
Oldschoolsocks
Rhys Ruddock
Posts: 2652
Joined: January 4th, 2015, 10:36 am
Location: Stepping out of the Supernova

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by Oldschoolsocks »

RIP Gary

User avatar
artaneboy
Seán Cronin
Posts: 3420
Joined: January 25th, 2011, 7:46 pm
Location: closer than you think...

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by artaneboy »

I heard that one of Gary’s lines about that AB match, was that he sidestepped Lomu three times in the game... unfortunately Johan had the ball at the time!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
"Oh, I used to be disgusted, and now I try to be amused!"

User avatar
munster#1
Shane Horgan
Posts: 4655
Joined: June 18th, 2009, 3:47 pm

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by munster#1 »

As an avid athletics fan and and an athlete that has retired over 10 times, along with being a rugby fanatic, I am deeply saddened by this news.

I had the privilege of meeting him a couple of years ago in Tullamore at an athletics competition, and as far as I remember he won the hammer that day.

I was like a school boy after meeting his hero, and struggled to have a coherent conversation.

Blue Man
Bookworm
Posts: 212
Joined: March 26th, 2009, 7:35 pm

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by Blue Man »

Very sad news. A great character of the game gone way too young. May he Rest In Peace

User avatar
hugonaut
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5563
Joined: May 5th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by hugonaut »

Blue Man wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 10:02 pm
Very sad news. A great character of the game gone way too young. May he Rest In Peace
Absolutely. My condolences to his family, friends and former team-mates. He seemed like a great character and great company, from what I've heard.

User avatar
Blue not red blood
Mullet
Posts: 1250
Joined: May 6th, 2009, 8:33 pm

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by Blue not red blood »

One of the great characters of the game
RIP

riocard911
Rhys Ruddock
Posts: 2361
Joined: July 27th, 2015, 10:42 pm

Re: Gary Halpin - RIP

Post by riocard911 »

Ar dheis Dé a anam.

Post Reply