Why is it called a box kick?

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by rumncoke » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:51 am

My father said it was it was a gentleman my the name of Ernie Crawford who first applied the term to describe the back room Blazers as alickadoes .

The Gentleman played for Malone and Captained Ireland in the twenties .

The term was used to a member of the press on a return train journey up from Dublin and was seized upon because of it has the ring of mild put down on those like to pretend to have a depth of knowledge based on their own experience .

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Frank » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:57 am

Is it just an Ulster term?

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Frank » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:58 am

Ernie Crawford is a legend btw

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by UlsterNo9 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:37 am

Frank wrote:Ernie Crawford is a legend btw
The same Ernie that drove the fastest milk cart in west Belfast?

Or as legend would have it.
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by big mervyn » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:59 am

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Frank wrote:Ernie Crawford is a legend btw
The same Ernie that drove the fastest milk cart in west Belfast?

Or as legend would have it.
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by rumncoke » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:38 pm

My father also spoke of the time Ernie Crawford was playing full back for Ireland -- was facing a two on one attack---and scream pass the fnn ball -- which the player did and Ernie then tackled the guy into touch.

Me da played for Malone for a few years before the war where Ernie was held in high regard.
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