Tuesday 26 September 2017

Eugene McGee: Love-in with players' body to make GAA happy as Larry

A general view of yesterday's Evening Herald / Dub Stars football encounter at Fingallians GAA Club, Swords, Co Dublin. DAVID MAHER / SPORTSFILE
A general view of yesterday's Evening Herald / Dub Stars football encounter at Fingallians GAA Club, Swords, Co Dublin. DAVID MAHER / SPORTSFILE
Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

They say good news travels fast, but modern communication means bad news travels even faster.

I never believed that Larry McGann, my old friend from Knocknavanna Gaels, had mastered the art of texting until I got a message the other day: "It couldn't happen to a nicer fella," it read.

Word had got to Larry that I had lost an argument with an icy footpath and my leg was encased in plaster. But it is an ill wind that blows no good and Larry promised to call to see me "before the Christmas".

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