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Stars in touch with real world

Joe Louis once observed, "I don't like money, but it quiets my nerves."

It certainly has a name for tranquilising the conscience in professional sport, where many are the examples of those whose life awareness seems to work in inverse proportion to their salary.

Refreshing then to see the likes of Major-winning golfer Graeme McDowell, Leinster rugby stars Jonny Sexton and Sean O'Brien and London Irish lock Bob Casey all recently add their names to the ever-growing list of patrons for humanitarian agency, GOAL.

Nice to know that some stars can see beyond the next deal.

Irish Independent