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Former Galway hurling star Seán Treacy with his wife Geraldine and daughter Gráinne outside their home in Ballyspeallane, Borrisokane, Co Tipperary

'They were thinking, 'he must be dead'' - Former Galway star urges people to get vaccinated after nearly dying from a common 'flu 

The lost days are a blessing to Seán Treacy now, lending his brush with death an oddly distant, even rumoured quality. The nothingness of 10 days in an induced coma protected him physically then, mentally now. While family kept fearful vigil by his bedside, all of his major organs failing, Treacy's sense of it is that he was utterly at peace. When he finally woke on Sunday, February 10, 2013,...

Bord Gáis Energy Ambassador and Galway star Joe Canning with the Liam MacCarthy Cup at the launch of this season’s championship. #HurlingToTheCore Photo: Sportsfile

No ordinary superstar: Joe Canning opens up on social media criticism, Aleppo experience and still having something to prove 

He was never fooled by the tidy, congenial idea that winning would change everything. So Joe Canning knows he can't be a tourist in this story. There's a picture of him from Thurles on August 5, a lone wolf hemmed in by five Clare coyotes. His face crumpled for war, he has one of them by the collar. Some yards away, the capsized six-foot five-inch form of Johnny Glynn lies injured on the...