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Two Dublin legends, a threat of violence and how an All-Star tour to New York turned ugly

Fianna Fáil leader Jack Lynch among those involved in controversy sparked after two Dublin footballers were told they could be attacked in New York

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David Hickey. Photo: Sportsfile

David Hickey. Photo: Sportsfile

David Hickey. Photo: Sportsfile

The language was direct, the intent obvious, the impact seismic. Two Dublin footballers, David Hickey and John McCarthy, were bluntly informed that they could be attacked if they went to New York on an All-Star tour.

It took the player-centred scheme into new and dangerous political territory, which the GAA were striving to avoid at a time of high tensions in Northern Ireland.


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