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'I've spent 10 years building this up. I don't want to lose it now' - Philly McMahon makes himself and staff redundant

Uncertainty a huge worry for Dublin star McMahon as he sees effects of the Covid-19 crisis on life and on business

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Dublin footballer Philly McMahon has had to close his BeDo7 Fitness club in Finglas due to the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon has had to close his BeDo7 Fitness club in Finglas due to the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon has had to close his BeDo7 Fitness club in Finglas due to the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Last Friday week, Philly McMahon laid himself off.

A seven-time All-Ireland champion, double All-Star, winner of five National League medals and a Sports Book of the Year award, McMahon is also CEO of BeDo7 Fitness and one of its five full-time employees.

And so with the forced closure of their premises in Finglas, he sat down with staff and they filled out the social welfare forms, came off the company's payroll and made themselves redundant.