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Donie Vaughan's Great Response To An Extremely Ironic Situation Today

Donie Vaughan's Great Response To An Extremely Ironic Situation Today
By Gavin Cooney Updated
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Among the most glorious moments from the history of the GAA came in the 1971 All-Ireland hurling final, when Babs Keating shed both boots and socks to play the final in bare feet. There's some glorious footage below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRpa4DG8nhQ

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While that was done on purpose, Donie Vaughan found himself in somewhat of a similar situation, albeit accidentally. At some stage of today's victory over Donegal, Vaughan found lost one of his boots. He marauded forward nonetheless, and ended up cracking a shot on goal, despite being shorn of a boot.

There is a deep irony at play here. Vaughan's day job? He only runs a bloody shoe shop. This fact earned a reasonable level of eminence last month, when he sold Enda Kenny a pair of shoes to wear to the White House, in an act of profound Irishness.

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Vaughan acknowledged the irony after the game, along with squeezing in some solid advertising:

In more serious matters, a narrow Mayo win secured Division One status for another year.

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