Monday 11 December 2017

WATCH: 'It's true team spirit' - Rural club's gesture for stricken teammate is all that is good about the GAA

Paul Kelly is blessed with his friends
Paul Kelly is blessed with his friends Newsdesk Newsdesk

There are many issues facing rural clubs across the county but solidarity and volunteer spirit are not among them.

This was epitomised by members of the Monasterevan GAA club in Kildare.

Their club captain Paul Kelly broke his leg two months ago, seriously impeding him in his fuel supplies business.

Instead of embarking on a regular training session last night, his teammates donned their wellingtons and helped Kelly in his work in the bog. The trailer did sink but the boys will have undoubtedly extricated it.

The club posted a video on their Facebook page with the message: "The GAA....where else would you see it....

"Our senior captain Paul Kelly broke his leg 2 months ago in a league game against Allenwood. In an unorthodox training session tonight, the managers decided the team would give Kelly Fuel Supplies a dig out to draw in the turf.

"All was going well until Kazzy sunk a 10 tonne trailer to the high heavens!

"GAA Nua on RTE last night was all well and good, but you can't beat a bit of old fashioned team spirit every now and again.

"Don't forget to contact Paul if you're in need of turf this winter!"

Watch the clip below:

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