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Friendly wave: Paddy-Joe Lynch beat the odds to defeat the virus at the age of 82

Friendly wave: Paddy-Joe Lynch beat the odds to defeat the virus at the age of 82

Paddy-Joe Lynch

Paddy-Joe Lynch

Paddy-Joe Lynch

Paddy-Joe Lynch

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Friendly wave: Paddy-Joe Lynch beat the odds to defeat the virus at the age of 82

WHEN Paddy-Joe Lynch went into hospital almost two weeks ago, he had convinced himself he wouldn’t be coming back out.

At 82, with several underlying health issues, he was well aware that the odds were stacked against him. He had tested positive for Covid-19, a virus that does its worst when it comes for the elderly.

“I was convinced that it was it for me,” he told Independent.ie.