Saturday 10 December 2016

Stillorgan will be supporting favourite Son

JONNY Magee heads to Navan on Sunday to tackle Meath in the Leinster Senior Football Championship.

Jonny is managing Wicklow with his brother, Darren, Ray Cosgrove and PJ Cunningham, the former Clara and Offaly footballer.

Jonny, Darren and Cossie had memorable days at Kilmacud Crokes - Dublin, Leinster and All-Ireland gold.

Jonny was the heart-beat of the side. He could play anywhere. He was a commanding centre half-back. One of the very best.

And he scored the two late dramatic goals against Plunkett's that gave Crokes the Dublin title in 2008.

It was a replay. Oh what a night!

Dave Feeney was the referee. He said later it was over before he knew it.

Such was the tempo of the occasion. A packed Parnell enjoyed every second under the candles.

Dublin football at its best. It's very best.

In Kilmacud's opening Championship win against Whitehall last month, Darren came off the bench.

The Garden County possess Darren Hayden, who has collected the Greystones Sports Person of the Year award.

He's the captain of the Eire óg club in Greystones. This is his eight year on the Wicklow side. He played under Mick O'Dwyer.

All of Jonny's friends in Páirc de Burca will be hoping that Wicklow can rock the Royals.

Just like they did back in 1991 when Meath needed a replay to overcome them. That Leinster SFC duel came after the epic four game first round encounter between Dublin and Meath.

Bernard Flynn was on RTé's Saturday Sport talking about it at the weekend.

When Meath finally beat the Dubs in the fourth game, Bernard said there were bonfires blazing in Dunboyne.

After the draw with Wicklow, Seán Boylan had them running around the race track and taking swimming in the sea!

Stars come out to shine

THE Stars of Erin are hosting a big fund-raising Kube night on Friday, June 19.

It will take place at Powerscourt in Enniskerry. The launch night for the event took place at Johnny Fox's on Sunday night.

The Stars are doing a top job at their Glencullen home.

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