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The Son Of An All-Ireland Winner Who Has Won Player Of The Season At League One Club

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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Last month, John Egan was named Player of the Season at Gillingham.

He played 43 games at the heart of their defence and was, by common consensus, instrumental in their relatively strong League performance. Having flirted with relegation in previous years, they finished in mid-table this year.

Egan is extremely highly rated by the Gillingham fanbase and by their manager, former Spurs defender Justin Edinburgh, who has made tying Egan into a long-term deal a summer priority.

Egan is back in Ireland for the summer and appears in this year's first instalment of Thank GAA It's Friday, which commences this Friday at 8.30.


This trailer shows him cupping six All-Ireland medals in his hand. Naturally, these are the six won by his late father.

For those who don't know, John Egan Senior won six All-Irelands with Kerry during the golden age, winning his final one in 1984. He died in 2012.

This was his manager's take.


There has never, at least in my understanding of Gaelic football, been a better inside forward than John Egan. I can't say he was the best, but I can say there was no-one better.

Mick O'Dwyer

Elsewhere in the programme, Galway midfielder Aidan Harte talks about his late equaliser against the Dubs in Croke Park, which teed up the demolition six days later.

A panel including Malachy Clerkin and David Gillick discuss whether drugs are a problem in the GAA, while there is a feature on David Rawle, the boy who plays Martin Moone off 'Moone Boy'. He finally scotches rumours he is from Roscommon, reminding people he is very much from Leitrim.

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