Martin Breheny: One of the best ever, not just a county legend
IF the true value of a sportsperson's stock is valued by the esteem in which he or she is held by those around them, John Egan was pure gold.
"I have no hesitation in the world in saying he was the best left full-forward I ever saw. He was an unbelievable talent," said Mick O'Dwyer, who managed Kerry during the glory era when they won eight All-Ireland titles between 1975 and 1986.
"Not only was he one of the best footballers ever to play for Kerry, he was one of the best to have played the game anywhere," said Mike Sheehy, a man who manoeuvred with Mr Egan for many years in a forward line that took invention to new levels.