Monday 18 December 2017

There was a time when Shane Long could have passed for a beloved character from Fr Ted

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long
Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long

Shane Long has become one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League but, not so long ago, he was just another fan of the Boys in Green.

It is always enjoyable to reflect on happy times and, indeed, remembering them more vividly by flicking through old photo albums. Which was obviously the case for Shane Long this afternoon, and he decided to include his Twitter followers in the bout of reminiscing.

A nice gesture, but was there not a slight resemblance between the callow Tipp native and a certain Fr Dougal of Craggy Island?  We though so.


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