The Pope got another GAA present, this time a club jersey

Fr. Michael Toner met the Holy Father on a recent trip to the Vatican and presented him with a club jersey.

IN TIMES OF potential crisis, it’s always good to call in some Divine intervention.

Eglish GAC face a battle to retain top-flight League status in Tyrone and with full-forward Conor McKenna unavailable, the Tyrone Times reports that club officials have asked Pope Francis to fill in on the edge of the square.

Parish priest Fr. Michael Toner is currently celebrating 25 years in the priesthood and on a recent visit to the Vatican to celebrate the anniversary, he sounded out Pope Francis about the full-forward slot, presenting the Holy Father with the number 14 shirt.

Eglish club member Brian Jordan told the newspaper: “It’s great coverage for the team and for the sponsor.

“Perhaps the Pope’s blessing of the jersey will help bring luck to the football team… and keep them in Division 1 next year.”

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