Jack’s Back



Eimear Breen writes:

A new stamp issued by An Post today marks the centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch sporting hero, lawyer, political party leader and two term Taoiseach.

John “Jack” Lynch was born on 15 August, 1917. A Cork based barrister and politician, he served two terms as Taoiseach of Ireland, from 1966 to 1973 and from 1977 to 1979. Lynch first came to prominence locally as an exceptional sportsman, winning a very impressive 10 senior county championship hurling medals.

This commemorative stamp (€1) was designed by Vermillion Design and is available, with a very collectable First Day Cover, and both are available at main post offices, at the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online at link below…

NO brown envelopes.


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12 thoughts on “Jack’s Back

  1. Frilly Keane

    6 All Irelands ( both codes)
    8 Munster Championships
    – in the pre back door / qualifier days when twas knockout only
    4 National League
    15 County Medals
    7 Inter Pro
    And in the team the of the century
    and the team of the millennium

    And Cathal “Happy Man” Dunne’s uncle

    1. Frilly Keane

      And open to correction of course
      But I think those 6AIs were consecutive
      4 in a row hurling
      1 football
      And back again with a hurling medal

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Happy Man
      Happy Man

      God, I loved that song.

  2. Otis Blue

    Can we expect the rat Ahern to be commemorated thus in 2051?

    Ditto Dr Biffo in 2060?

    Something for future generations to look forward to, I suppose.

    1. Paul

      I can imagine kids then Googling to see who the folks on their stamps are (if we still have stamps) and asking “why are we commemorating these arseholes?”

  3. Andrew

    He won some medals in GAA. So what?
    He was another Fianna Faíl leader that set the country back decades until the next one to do so.
    All for party gain to the detriment of the country. The eighties were miserable.
    At this rate we will have a Charlie Haughey stamp and then a Bertie Ahern stamp and a Brian Cowen stamp.
    I assume there has already been a deValera stamp.

    1. Lord Snowflakee

      Can’t argue with this impeccable logic.

      A real incompetent gombeen elected on the dubious virtues of name recognition and nothing else.

      a Pre-Cowen era Buffoon.

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