A nation says thank you to Tommy Bowe
Bowe gathers, Bowe gathers... Bowe gathers.
Most rugby players could only dream of carving out a career and making memories like Tommy Bowe did.
The Ulster Rugby icon has announced his retirement from the game he lit up with electrifying brilliance and the sport lost a little bit of its soul in the process.
Tommy Bowe has been a servant of Ulster, a galactico of Ospreys and even a superstar of Ireland and, every time his body permitted him to, he inspired men, women and children with raw pace, unnerving bravery and devilish craft.
At the end of the season though, Tommy Bowe will play his last game of rugby but his impact will live on.
Bowe gathers....Bowe GATHERS.. BOWE GATHERS!!
— Roger McCann (@rogpineapple) January 15, 2018
It's TOMMY BOWE!!
— Eogan McCullen (@McCullen94) January 15, 2018
Naturally, he was congratulated and thanked for everything he had done for the game and his respective teams.
Congrats on a great career Tommy. Top player 🙌🏼 Enjoy the break and Best of luck with the next steps!!
— James Downey (@jamesdowney23) January 15, 2018
From the fresh face and bleached tips to the animal who'd run over any machine for a shortcut.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) January 15, 2018
Thanks for the memories, @TommyBowe14. Let’s finish this season with a few more special days! pic.twitter.com/6dybDviMnK
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) January 15, 2018
You've been a great servant to the game your club and your country. #ROCKONTOMMY
— Dallan O'Reilly (@oreilly_dallan) January 15, 2018
All the best @TommyBowe14 We are going to miss those wheels #SUFTUM 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Tashe Breen (@NatashaBreen) January 15, 2018
We all dream of a team of Tommy Bowes.
— Gavin McCarthy (@gavinmccarthy) January 15, 2018
But people in Monaghan are not done with him yet.
@monaghangaa could be looking for a target man in full forward!
— Niall Lynch (@monaghanbhoy7) January 15, 2018
@TommyBowe14 @EmyvaleGAA see the big man free next year would we have a Jersey to fit
— Seamus Colton (@bigjemmy) January 15, 2018
Finally, an answer.
Asked @TommyBowe14 earlier this season if he'd be up for a GAA return whenever he retired from rugby.
Said his body would be hanging together but he might try goalie! https://t.co/WmV29rpwya
— Pat McCarry (@patmccarry) January 15, 2018