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Thursday 24 July 2014

Dubs ace's twin nephews get fans on their feet with half-time battle

Fiona Ellis

Published 08/11/2013|02:00

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Twins, bobby, left and Sam, aged 4 hold the trophy which their uncle, Ger Brennan, captain of St vIncents won after victory in the county final at Parnell Park, the twins became a hit on Utube with their antics at half time of the match. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / Evening Herald 7/11/2013
Bobby and Sam, aged 4 hold the trophy which their uncle, Ger Brennan, captain of St Vincent's won after victory in the county final at Parnell Park.
Twins, bobby, left and Sam, aged 4 hold the trophy which their uncle, Ger Brennan, captain of St vIncents won after victory in the county final at Parnell Park, the twins became a hit on Utube with their antics at half time of the match. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / Evening Herald 7/11/2013
The twins vied for the ball in a boisterous style that would have lit up any football match.
The tense showdown was captured on video and posted to YouTube

IT WAS half-time entertainment with a twist – and for once it had the entire crowd engrossed.

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An epic battle between two four-year-old GAA fans stole the show at the Dublin County football final.

The twins vied for the ball in a boisterous style that would have lit up any football match.

And appropriately, it emerged that the youngsters are the nephews of Dubs star and St Vincent's captain Ger Brennan.

Bobby and Sam Brennan took to the pitch at half-time in the Ballymun Kickhams v St Vincent's Dublin senior football final replay at Parnell Park, which Vincent's won 1-9 to 1-8.

The tense showdown was captured on video and posted to YouTube. It shows the pair being cheered on by 6,000 fans as they vied for the ball in a competitive spirit.

The video shows Sam in possession of the ball first, racing around the pitch. When his brother tries to take control of the ball, Sam quashes his attempts by shoving him over.

Bobby holds back for a while, keeping his distance, until he decides he has had enough and runs at Sam, pushes him over, takes the ball and heads straight for goal.

The crowd cheered and laughed with every push and tackle.

"The whole crowd loved it," said their dad, Derek. "It was like two gladiators in the coliseum - with each push and shove there were roars and clapping."

Despite the horseplay, the two boys are great friends. "They are fairly competitive with each other but they get on very well. They are two different types of personalities so there always is some sort of hustle and bustle."

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