The toe-up, the solo, the jink, the perfect fist-pass. There was absolutely no need for any of it but we're delighted Eoghan O'Connell decided to put on a bit of a show against MK Dons on Tuesday.
The St Michaels GFC, clubman had his old Gaelic football teammates swooning after he showed off what he could be bringing to the Cork intermediate side if he wasn't at the heart of Rochdale's central defence right now.
With the homeside 2-0 up against MK Dons in injury time, O'Connell ran over to pick up a loose ball during a break in play and throw it back to his goalkeeper Jay Lynch.
Maybe it's fact that he's got fellow Irishmen Jimmy Keohane and Paul McShane either side of him at the back now or maybe it's that his manager is Brian Barry-Murphy is also a Corkman, but something definitely stirred a little bit of patriotism in O'Connell as he went to collect that ball.
— St Michaels GFC (@StMichaelsCork) October 23, 2019
O'Connell isn't the only Irish professional sportsman to boast St Michaels as their Alma mater, with David Meyler, Damien Delaney and Simon Zebo all former underage players for the club. They'd have one hell of a team if they got them all back together.