Tuesday 24 October 2017

Never mind swapping jerseys, Leitrim ace wants one of his own

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

REMARKS in last week's column about players swapping jerseys elicited quite a response, with the majority supporting Meath's decision to ban it.

The general view was that it's an outrageous waste of money.

There were also references to changed times.

Former Leitrim and Connacht star Cathal Flynn recalled how he and Galway's Frank Stockwell weren't even given jerseys while subbing for Connacht in the 1954 Railway Cup semi-final and instead had to wear their own coats.

Flynn went on to pick up several Connacht and Rest of Ireland jerseys, but they were all lost in a house move and he would now like it if the Connacht Council would present him with a provincial jersey.

Seems like something that could be sorted out pretty quickly.

Anyone listening in the Connacht Council?

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