Monday 18 December 2017

Earley was an inspiration

THERE is a particular kind of sportsman whose grace and dignity extends beyond the field of play to his everyday life, inspiring all who encounter him to try to emulate his strength and generosity of spirit.

One thinks of special men such as Muhammad Ali, Pele, Jack Nicklaus, Jack Kyle or the great Mick O'Connell.

Such a person was soldier and sportsman Lieutenant General Dermot Earley, former Defence Forces chief of staff, who has died.

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