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Published 06/04/2015 | 12:31

Johnny McEvoy converses with the referee
Johnny McEvoy converses with the referee

Johnny McEvoy was drawing his pension on Thursday and lining out for his local hurling team on Sunday.

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The pensioner was between the sticks for Clonad in their 1-11 to 1-9 victory over Timahoe yesterday.

His side came from behind despite playing for 40 minutes with 14 men.

McEvoy's two sons were also in the starting XV for the Junior B clash and the veteran netminder filled in because only 14 players turned up for the match and the game would have been a walkover if Clonad didn't have 15 players on the field for the second half.

Result: Division 4 Clonad 1.11 Timahoe 1.9. Great result and entertaining game is an understatement. Johnny Mc reeling back the years in the goals! Well done to all involved!

Posted by Clonad GAA Club, County Laois on Sunday, April 5, 2015

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