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'I remember leaving that conversation bawling my eyes out' - Brian Fenton on how he bounced back from lowest point

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Brian Fenton of Dublin celebrates

Brian Fenton of Dublin celebrates

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Brian Fenton. Picture: Sportsfile

Brian Fenton. Picture: Sportsfile

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Brian Fenton of Dublin celebrates

The main chapters of the story of the remarkable rise of Brian Fenton are public knowledge by now. Less well-documented is the dramatic week in 2014 that changed everything for the Raheny midfielder.

Fenton was dropped from the Dublin minor squad, told he wouldn't make the cut by none other than Dessie Farrell. Two years later, he lost his mother to cancer, an experience about which Fenton has spoken eloquently in the past.

Sometime around then, he underwent a growth spurt. Quite how quickly he sprouted, Fenton's not sure. But it's fair to say he grew into his limbs.


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