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Jayo opens up on life after Dubs

JASON SHERLOCK was on The Late Late Show on Friday night.

He is well used to the surroundings of a studio, and it showed.

He worked in television himself. His co-presenter was Kathryn Thomas.

"Whatever happened to her?" he quipped.

They showed footage from his days in blue, including scoring the goal against Laois in the 1995 Leinster Championship with no boot. As Marty Morrissey exclaimed: "Jayo has lost the boot, but he has got the goal."

Jason was on the show to chat about when the cheers die away and the boots are put under the stairs. It comes as a sudden jolt to the system.

Jayo's last game for the Dubs was against Kerry. It wasn't an easy parting.

Now, he is urging players to plan for the days when the scent of wintergreen begins to fade.

Jason has forged a successful career at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel. He is doing a Masters. He praises the GPA for all their help and guidance. And he says that their work in assisting former players find a new pathway in life is invaluable.


FOLLOWING a big Championship game in Croke Park, Shane Ryan used to go for a cycle around Portmarnock to loosen up the muscles.

There was no more exciting sight than Shane in full flight heading for goal like a turbo-charged Mercedes. Now, he is taking part in the Race The Rás Charity Cycle, which is in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

It begins in Dunboyne on May 18 and finishes in Skerries on May 25.

It runs in conjunction with the An Post Rás, beginning three hours before the start of the Rás each day.

Among those also taking part are Kerry's Tomás Ó Sé, Conor McManus of Monaghan and the great Johnny Doyle. To help, visit www.racetheras.com.