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Tommy Byrne...

Post by Scimher » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:55 am

Just watched a fascinating documentary on the maverick Irish racing driver, Tommy Byrne - it's on BBC IPlayer...Can thoroughly recommend it...'Crash & Burn' if you have to do a search...



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Re: Tommy Byrne...

Post by richardvernon » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:16 pm

Bit of a bump for this. Well spotted.


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Re: Tommy Byrne...

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 pm

I'd heard his name and of his talent but not the specifics. A great documentary, tough to watch at times and a definite casevof what could have been, but no doubt his raw talent was immense! Thanks for the heads up, really glad I watched it


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Re: Tommy Byrne...

Post by Scimher » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:59 am

He was totally off my radar - have to say that I hadn't heard of him. Archetypal, mercurial Irish sportsman in the mould of 'Hurricane' Higgins, George Best, Joey Dunlop et al - brilliant at their respective sports but often their own worst enemies...Glad you enjoyed it, chaps...



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Re: Tommy Byrne...

Post by td99 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:22 pm

Wow, what a story of what could have been. So talented!


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