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Brolly's kiss and tell on O'Neill

Published 17/12/2011 | 05:00

Joe Brolly, in his column in Ulster GAA weekly, recalled an interesting anecdote this week about new Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill and former Derry star and International Rules boss Anthony Tohill.

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During O'Neill's reign as Celtic manager, Tohill went over to the Glasgow derby and afterwards Neil Lennon brought Tohill up to meet the manager, himself a former GAA player who missed a penalty in the 1970 All-Ireland minor football semi-final which Derry lost to Kerry.

"When Lennon knocked on the door and opened it O'Neill and Rangers manager Alec McLeish were having a glass of wine. As soon as O'Neill saw Tohill he threw himself full length on the floor and kissed Tohill's feet and shouted at the bemused Rangers boss 'get down and kiss a real legend's feet!'"

Irish Independent

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