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Dubs pitch invader insists he is 'getting life back together'

Published 26/09/2011 | 05:00

Stephen Molloy, 27, was the only fan to get onto the field as Dublin celebrated winning the All-Ireland.
Stephen Molloy, 27, was the only fan to get onto the field as Dublin celebrated winning the All-Ireland.
Stephen has been immortalised in a series of photographs as the team celebrated their victory. Photo: Sportsfile
Stephen with Bernard Brogan and former Dublin GAA manager Paul Caffrey. Photo: Sportsfile
Stephen with Dublin manager Pat Gilroy after the final whistle. Photo: Sportsfile
Champions: The victorious Dublin team – and Stephen Molloy – parade the Sam Maguire in Croke Park last Sunday
Stephen later happily poses for photographers with the champions. Photo: Sportsfile

THE GAA fan who invaded the Croke Park pitch to celebrate with the victorious All-Ireland winning Dublin team used a solicitor last night to insist he is putting his life back together.

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Stephen Molloy, who was widely photographed with the Dublin team after he slipped unnoticed onto the pitch and picked up an official Dublin jacket, spoke through legal representation in response to newspaper reports on his past.

The 27-year-old father of one spoke only briefly as he again found himself at the centre of a media frenzy asking "What's going on?" before deferring to his solicitor Cahir O'Higgins.

Mr O'Higgins described his client is a man simply trying to get his life back on track.

"None of us have led an absolutely perfect existence and he is no different," he said.

"He is someone who has had his difficulties in the past and he is looking forward to getting his life together and making a good fist of things.

"He was just a little bit overwrought by all the publicity he was getting."

Irish Independent

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