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We wouldn't have won in '95 without Jayo: Charlie

CHARLIE REDMOND paid tribute to Jason Sherlock on 98FM's 'Now, That's What I Call Sport' last Sunday morning.

"We wouldn't have won the 1995 All-Ireland without Jayo. And the goal I got in the final should have been credited to him," recalled Charlie.

"He was so brave as the goalkeeper came out. Finbar McConnell must have been a couple of feet taller and three stone heavier than Jayo, but that didn't matter. He still took the hit, allowing me to tap the ball in.

"When he came onto the Dublin team, there was huge media focus on him, but that helped to take the pressure off the rest of us. He was so good at gliding by players. In that way, he often reminded me of Barney Rock."

Jayo lit up the Dublin jersey, and the Dublin club scene with his quick feet, basketball hands and sharp footballing brain.

THE Poc Fada is always a highlight of the August Bank Holiday. GAA president Liam O'Neill, wanted to revamp the old competition. He selected Humphrey Kelleher to head up the new committee.

They set about having a Poc Fada competition in every county. The Dublin Poc Fada event is on the evening on Friday, June 28, in a most scenic location.

The course over Howth Head will run from Sutton to the Beann Eadair Club grounds at Páirc Uí Ruairc, Balkill.

If more than 12 entries are received, the Dublin heats of the competition will be in Parnell Park on the evening of the Dublin v Carlow Leinster U21 Hurling Championship fixture, next Tuesday, June 11.

The Dublin winner will proceed to the Leinster finals in July. And the new National committee has announced that the winners of the provincial senior men's Poc Fada will not only go to the Cooley's in August but they will also win a trip on the Today FM Topflight Ski Trip 2014 to take part in the annual Poc Fada competition on the Ski slope.

The entries for the Dublin competition (one entry per club) should be submitted to CCC áth Cliath to arrive not later than 5.30pm this Thursday, June 6.

JIM McGUINNESS was on the radio with Miriam O'Callaghan. Words, he said, come easy. It's action that puts the points on the scoreboard.

"It's not just about lip service. You have to live it.

"It's no good having an idea if you don't act on it.

"The four key words I use are commitment, focus, believe and achieve. Once you commit to something, you have your focus."

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