Bishopstown GAA hilariously 'announce' Ireland ace John Egan as new addition

Bishopstown GAA hilariously 'announce' Ireland ace John Egan as new addition

10/08/2020 01:15:00

Bishopstown GAA hilariously 'announce' Ireland ace John Egan as new addition

BISHOPSTOWN GAA hilariously ‘announced’ the addition of Republic of Ireland defender John Egan to their ranks for a Junior A match tomorrow. The Cork club shared the amusing news of the…

BIG COUPBishopstown GAA hilariously ‘announce’ Republic of Ireland ace John Egan as new addition to panel for Junior A clashVincent Whelan9 Aug 2020,22:46BISHOPSTOWN GAA hilariously 'announced' the addition of Republic of Ireland defender John Egan to their ranks for a Junior A match tomorrow.

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The Cork club shared the amusing news of their transfer coup to followers.2The Ireland star comes from fine GAA stock2Credit: @GaaBishopstownThey said: "Breaking News! New addition to our starting team for tomorrow nights Junior A Football Championship v @PassageGAA."

Egan is of course the son of Kerry great John Egan Sr, a six-time All-Ireland winner and captain of the Kingdom in their famous 1982 final against Offaly where they came up just short of completing the five-in-a-row.And the Sheffield United star was torn between GAA and soccer early in life

He told The Guardian: “I remember having a few conversations with him saying: ‘I want to follow in your footsteps, I want to play GAA.’RIGHT DECISION"And he basically said: ‘Look, whatever you want to do, do, but if I was you I’d give football a go because I think you’re good and I think you’d do well.’

"That played on my mind. When I went on a trial to Sunderland and they offered me a contract, I had to make a decision.MOST READ IN SPORTPaul Gascoigne ditched fishing trip for Irish booze-up insteadSHUT DOWNCarlow club Rathvilly suspend activity after Covid cases confirmed in local area

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50 DAYSIreland ace Clare Shine marks milestone in recovery from mental health struggles"So I parked the GAA and just decided I was going to go ahead and play football.”His GAA skills have still proven useful though asHe said: “When I used to play Gaelic football, probably the last time I hit one like that.”

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