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☘️ 10 years ago today MFC and the footy world in general mourned the passing of Sean Wight. ☘️ 
I have always loved Sean as, although I was born in Dublin, I used to spend school holidays at my granny’s house in Listowel, Kerry, where Sean started his Gaelic football career. Happy days in beautiful county Kerry. 
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As a big guy with a good kick (could kick it 20m), I was always put at full-back as a kid.
I hated it - until I saw Sean Wight play it in '94.  Loved watching him in full flight; hard, athletic, desperate and could fist a ball further than many could kick.

Huge loss. 

 

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Never the same after his huge hamstring injury in the night gf in 89 but  he was a major reason for our run in 87 and 88. loved watching him play. one of my all time favourites. remembering him fondly 

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A great player, a wonderful athlete.  He was such a professional.  A brilliant intercept defender in 1987, moved forward in 1988 and kicked lots of goals in our run to the GF.  In 1994 he played a great season at fullback. 150 of the most dynamic and energetic games you'd hope to see.  A great player in a very good era.

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We are Demon fanatics because of players such as Sean Wight and the underpinning character that he displayed.

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It's genuinely distressing to think about the level of tragedy that has befallen the club since 2000 onwards.

Over that period, we've banged on about players out of form, whether Goodwin is the right guy, trumpeters, and numerous brain farts the club has let rip. In the background, the amount of heartache and loss of blokes taken well before their time must have been excruciating. 

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3 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Thanks for the reminder. To me, though, it feels more like 15-20 years since he passed on. If asked to provide one word to describe his playing style, I would say he was exuberant. 

Fearless would be my description

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Was at Vic Park when he and Lovell kicked our only two goals in the final quarter. 
Both in time on - won by 9 points. 
Think our last ever game there. 

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Sean had many 'points of difference', but his courage was the standout for me.  A very special player, and to think he didn't grow up with our game, makes his contribution even more meritorious.

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1 hour ago, radar said:

Was at Vic Park when he and Lovell kicked our only two goals in the final quarter. 
Both in time on - won by 9 points. 
Think our last ever game there. 

Remember it well. 1994. The filth were top of the ladder so it was extra sweet. Great player was Sean Wight.

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Sean was a family favorite player in our house growing up as kids in the 90s.  Had a few of those Demon plush toy things, which mum stitched home made numbers onto the backs of, one of which proudly wore the number 27.

Was one of the few players in the league who could 'do a job on' Garry Ablett and keep him quite when both players were in their prime.  Mind you I think Ablett kicked a few bags playing on Sean as well.

Life was so cruel to the MFC through that era, taking some of the nicest guys in footy like Stynes, Wight, Broadbridge, Bailey... but it hasn't got the Reverend yet!

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