Sheffield United’s John Egan: ‘I wanted to play GAA like my father’

31 August 2019 08:00
The Sheffield United defender has a special fixture in Ireland after Saturday’s visit to Stamford BridgeThis is a special weekend for Sheffield United’s John Egan. On Saturday he will play against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. On Sunday he will be one of 82,000 fans in Dublin’s Croke Park for the All-Ireland Gaelic football final, the showpiece event of a fabled sport and in which the Premier League player’s late father, John Egan Sr, is a legend.After Egan Sr died suddenly at the age of 59 in 2012, a statue was erected to him in his hometown of Sneem, County Kerry. It was one way of remembering a man who won six All-Ireland titles during the 1970s and 80s, a golden period during which he was one of the finest players in one of the greatest Gaelic teams of all time. Related: Tyrone Mings call-up by England makes up for early series of rejections Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian