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Irish football star returns home to remember his late father's GAA heroics

‘They don’t do them in ones down in Kerry.’

RTÉ’S ‘THANK GAA it’s Friday’ returns to our screens this week and ahead of the Munster SFC final between Kerry and Cork, one of the features centres around the late John Egan.

The legendary Kerry footballer, who passed away in 2012, was part of the great Kingdom sides of the late 70s and early 80s and won six All-Irelands as well as five All-Star awards.

His son, John, now plays professional football for Gillingham in League One and was named the club’s player of the season for 2014/15. He has also represented Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 underage level.

Despite his Kerry background, the 22-year-old was born and raised in Cork meaning there will be divided loyalties come throw-in on Sunday at Fitzgerald Stadium.

In the clip below, Egan returns home to look back over his father’s illustrious career.

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

See more on Thank GAA It’s Friday, which airs on RTÉ 2 at 8.30pm… on eh, Friday.

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