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'I was terrified of dying alone - but now at age 82, I have beaten the coronavirus'

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Fighter: Paddy-Joe Lynch at home and feeling well, having feared the worst after falling ill with Covid-19. Photo: Michael McCormack

Fighter: Paddy-Joe Lynch at home and feeling well, having feared the worst after falling ill with Covid-19. Photo: Michael McCormack

Friendly wave: Paddy-Joe Lynch beat the odds to defeat the virus at the age of 82

Friendly wave: Paddy-Joe Lynch beat the odds to defeat the virus at the age of 82

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Fighter: Paddy-Joe Lynch at home and feeling well, having feared the worst after falling ill with Covid-19. Photo: Michael McCormack

When Paddy-Joe Lynch went into hospital almost two weeks ago, he had convinced himself he wouldn't be coming back out.

At 82, with several underlying health issues, he was well aware the odds were stacked against him. He had tested positive for Covid-19, a virus that does its worst when it comes for the elderly.

"I was convinced that it was it for me," he told the Irish Independent.