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Monday 26 September 2016

Dubs stars meet their match with true blue heroes

Dublin footballer David Byrne and hurler Glenn Whelan meet Ruth Sliney, from St Patrick’s
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Dublin footballer David Byrne and hurler Glenn Whelan meet Ruth Sliney, from St Patrick’s GAA Club (SPORTSFILE)

Dublin football and hurling stars met with the true heroes of Temple Street Children's Hospital and Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, yesterday.

As part of their commitment to the community, the sporting legends paid a visit to children being treated in hospital.

And they delivered 100 Dublin jerseys on behalf of AIB Insurance to some of their biggest fans.

The children were delighted to receive the treat from the sports stars.

Dublin footballer Ciaran Kilkenny and hurler Cian Boland met Kyron Walsh, from Finglas, in Temple Street Children's University Hospital, and footballer David Byrne and hurler Glenn Whelan met young Dublin supporter Oran Murphy in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

In yesterday's Herald, retired Dublin star Alan Brogan described how the team will have to pick themselves up again after a disappointing performance against Laois in Nowlan Park last Saturday.

Alan said that manager Jim Gavin was "visibly frustrated" as the side conceded two goals.

"As a player who played for him for three years and briefly as a team-mate, I genuinely can't recall him losing his cool too often," Alan said.

Anger

"Jim certainly masks his emotions well and he's a very cool customer, but I could see the glimpses of anger on his face in Nowlan Park.

"Whilst this was a straightforward victory, it did throw up some food for thought for Jim and his defensive coaches," he said.

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