Thursday 29 September 2016

Three All-Ireland medals in one day! Photo captures heartwarming moment the McGraths came together at Croker

Published 05/09/2016 | 14:52

Tipperary's John McGrath, left, and Noel McGrath with their younger brother, Brian who was the winning minor captain, after victory over Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final at Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 4/9/2016
Tipperary's John McGrath, left, and Noel McGrath with their younger brother, Brian who was the winning minor captain, after victory over Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final at Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 4/9/2016

It was an incredible day for the amazing McGrath family with brothers Noel and John starring in the victory over Kilkenny and younger brother Brian captaining Tipperary to a 20th All-Ireland minor title.

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It was a particularly poignant day for Noel who picked up a second All-Ireland winners medal just a year after recovering from testicular cancer.

Irish Independent photographer Damian Eagers was on hand to capture the moment when the McGrath clan were united with the Liam McCarthy after the senior game.

Undoubtedly, one of the best sporting images of 2016.

It provided the frontpage image for today's Irish Independent:

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