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Busy GAA stars the Brogan brothers find spin-off projects

Published 06/10/2011 | 05:00

Dublin football stars Alan and Bernard Brogan warm up ahead of their DJ debut tonight at the Generator Hostel Sleepover Party, Smithfield,
Dublin
Dublin football stars Alan and Bernard Brogan warm up ahead of their DJ debut tonight at the Generator Hostel Sleepover Party, Smithfield, Dublin
Alan Kerins shows off his skill at the launch of the Alan Kerins 2011 GAA challenge at Croke Park yesterday with Ashley Caprani, left, and Ciara Ryan-Duffy

THESE two could turn their hand to just about anything at the moment and probably prove successful.

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The Brogan Brothers, Alan and Bernard -- the poster boys of the Dublin GAA scene -- show little sign of fatigue, despite 10 days of official engagements and unofficial celebrations since their All-Ireland triumph.

Yesterday, Alan was back in Croke Park, this time to help launch a fundraising celebrity football match taking place between Dublin and Galway on 27 October.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Irish Independent, gives members of the public a once-in-a- lifetime chance to tog out at Croke Park with all proceeds going to the Alan Kerins Project -- a charity set up by the former Galway hurler to help people in Africa. A short time later, both brothers were practising their spinning ahead of their debuts as DJs tonight in front of 500 revellers.

Alan and Bernard will take to the decks at the newly opened Generator Hostel in Dublin's Smithfield, with an eclectic mix of their favourite tunes.

"It should be a good bit of craic. Myself and Alan aren't the best DJs in the world but we'll give it a go," Bernard said. "We'll be playing a bit of dance and R'n'B. I'm a big fan of dance and listen to artists like Calvin Harris before a game -- that gets me revved up."

Bernard revealed he's thinking of taking a trip Down Under at some stage in the near future for a bit of travel and adventure.

"I'm finished up at work, I'm on sabbatical at the moment," said the accountant. "I'm thinking of travelling to Australia, so that's why I've taken the bit of leave."

The charity football match will allow members of the public to join forces with some top names in Irish sport. Among those scheduled to put in guest appearances are Darragh O Se, Des Cahill, Jason Sherlock and Ken Doherty. The idea is that members of the public will set up fundraising groups in either their local communities or place of work.

Those who raise €2,500 can then 'nominate' a player who will tog out for one of the celebrity teams.

Those wishing to get involved should visit www.alankerinsprojects.org

Irish Independent

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