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Graham Geraghty interview: 'It was like a spear through my head and down the back of my neck. The pain was just horrific'

Meath’s last All-Ireland-winning captain Graham Geraghty was struck down by a brain aneurysm last year that required life-saving surgery. Twelve months on he still suffers from fatigue but is well on the way to a full recovery. He recounts a painful and traumatic experience  

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Former Meath player Graham Geraghty is grateful to be still alive after suffering a brain aneurysm a year ago.

Former Meath player Graham Geraghty is grateful to be still alive after suffering a brain aneurysm a year ago.

Former Meath player Graham Geraghty is grateful to be still alive after suffering a brain aneurysm a year ago.

On Monday evening Graham Geraghty sat on the stage in the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, part of a panel along with former and current Meath players Colm O’Rourke and Donal Keogan convened for Meath County Council’s civic reception for the minor team that won the All-Ireland title in late August.

As much as it was right to acknowledge young custodians of a brighter future who were present with their families, for Geraghty just to be there felt like a personal celebration too.


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