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Casey's revival with the rossies is just what the doctor ordered

Published 23/06/2010 | 05:00

At a time when a disproportionate amount of success, off-field benefits and influence is available to the minority rather than the majority of GAA players, it's nice to hear from someone who is outside the golden circle, but whose dedication to the county cause remains as intense as ever -- despite serious injury problems.

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"I've been medically told that the knee is wrecked for the last five years, but I've kept pushing it to one side and kept trying again. It's just bone on bone now. A lot of fellas were giving up on me, but every time I thought of retiring, Fergal O'Donnell (manager) kept pushing me to go on," said Roscommon's man-of-the-match David Casey after last Sunday's win over Leitrim.

Together with his colleagues, he now has a big day to look forward to in the Connacht final. It's the least he deserves.

Irish Independent

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