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Dublin hero Stynes' year he will not forget: How idyllic cruise took nightmare turn for the unexpected


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Brian Stynes, during a recent cruise around Cape Horn, was planning to come back to Croke Park this summer to mark the 25th anniversary of Dublin’s 1995 All-Ireland victory

Brian Stynes, during a recent cruise around Cape Horn, was planning to come back to Croke Park this summer to mark the 25th anniversary of Dublin’s 1995 All-Ireland victory

Brian Stynes, during a recent cruise around Cape Horn, was planning to come back to Croke Park this summer to mark the 25th anniversary of Dublin’s 1995 All-Ireland victory

Brian Stynes takes the phone call from his room in a modest Travelodge hotel in Sydney, home for himself and his wife Jackie for the last week and for the next week too.

Outside is a security guard on their floor ensuring they don't leave under any circumstances, not for a breath of fresh air or a quick stroll through the lobby.

The police will call daily to ensure they are where they are supposed to be, a nurse and a psychologist will check in too routinely to make sure they remain fit and well.