Tuesday 21 February 2017

Galvin misses out over latest dust-up

Published 14/02/2010 | 05:00

As if the Catholic Church didn't have enough problems, it now seems Paul Galvin's canonisation may have to be put off following his altercation with referee Rory Hickey after Kerry's defeat by Dublin this day last week.

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The Vatican have been informed that, contrary to information furnished to it by the Irish Department of Hagiography, Galvin is not actually the greatest example of redemption of the human spirit since his sainted namesake was unseated at Damascus.

Instead he is, as he always was, a very good footballer with a tendency towards narkiness who will continue to do plenty of excellent things in the Kerry jersey and an occasional silly one. He was no more Mahatma Galvin in 2009 than he was Osama Bin Galvin in 2008.

The most relieved person of all about this fall from grace is Morgan Freeman. He was worried he wouldn't manage the Kerry accent when he played the Finuge man in the film to be made about the Kingdom's All-Ireland triumph.

They were going to call it Inventry.

Sunday Independent

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