Great news! Sheedy's bowel cancer surgery a success

The ex-Ireland midfielder has been given the all-clear after having a tumour removed.

Sheedy coaching Everton's youth team.
Sheedy coaching Everton's youth team.
Image: Barrington Coombs/Everton FC/Press Association Images

EVERTON HAVE CONFIRMED that Kevin Sheedy is doing well after successfully undergoing bowel cancer surgery.

The former Ireland international midfielder, who featured for the Boys in Green at Euro ’88 and Italia ’90, was diagnosed with the illness last month.

However, the tumour was detected at an early stage and has since been removed. And the Everton U18s coach has now been given the all-clear and told that he will not require any further treatment.

Speaking to the club’s website, Kevin said: “I will need regular checks to monitor my recovery. My mother died of bowel cancer two years ago and my father is in remission after a successful operation seven years ago.”

I would like to say a massive thank you to everybody who sent me messages of support, which I got from all over the world,” he added. “It was very touching and really helped me to deal with my situation knowing that so many people were rooting for me.”

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