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Eoin Morgan's Dad Reveals Congratulatory Phonecalls From Dublin GAA Figures

Eoin Morgan's Dad Reveals Congratulatory Phonecalls From Dublin GAA Figures

It was brilliant to hear Jody Morgan, father of the Cricket World Cup winning captain, interviewed this morning on Morning Ireland. Morgan snr was beaming with pride at his son Eoin's achievement as England cricket captain hours after the World Cup win in Lord's yesterday. He was also keen to mention that the GAA community in Dublin and beyond had reached out to him express congratulations.

I got a call from Keith Barr this morning, John Costello last night, all of the people that have facilitated him and all of the people that have facilitated us in turn, Galway GAA, Mayo GAA, even the ones we don't like when Dublin are playing, them all.

He went on to add: 'Sport is so small. Sportspeople are very close, no matter what code you play, GAA, cricket, soccer. We live in a fantastic country in Ireland. We have everything going for us.

Morgan also spoke briefly of Eoin's hurling background.

"Eoin played a bit of hurling. My grandfather played hurling.  Eoin's a fourth-generation cricketer. Myself, my father and my grandfather all played. He seems to embrace the importance of that. He's very proud of all of that. He carries all that with him."

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There were celebratory scenes as well last night at Rush Cricket Club.

See also: Eoin Morgan: Not The Captain The English Nation Deserve

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