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Eamon McGee Had A Gun Pulled On Him In 2011 Donegal Trip To Orlando

Eamon McGee Had A Gun Pulled On Him In 2011 Donegal Trip To Orlando
By PJ Browne Updated
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The wild days of Donegal football have gone down in legend.

In his Irish Daily Star column today, Eamon McGee added to the many tales which have been told about those years.

In the winter of 2011, following their first Ulster title since 1992, the Donegal panel took a trip to Orlando.


It was Jim McGuinness' first season in charge of the Donegal seniors. The antics which pervaded the panel had not yet been swept clean by the new manager.

After a heavy night out, while some players headed to Disney World, others, including McGee and David Walsh, decided a few pints were required to settle themselves.

The couple of sociable beakers turned into a wild session and we ended up in a bar that should have been called 'Get The Hell Out Of Here'.

This genius ended up in the middle of a gang of locals and, inevitably, said the wrong thing.

Voices were raised and one boy was getting thick. Next thing he'd pulled out a gun.

McGee said the experience of having a gun pulled on him sobered him 'quicker than a triple espresso'.

A precarious situation was demilitarised by an unknowing David Walsh. The Naomh Brid man thought the aggressor was holding a cigarette lighter rather than a gun and requested a light.


David Walsh though, figured your man had a fancy lighter and asked him could he light his cigarette.

Later, David took the credit for having defused the situation, but I saw the glazed look in his eye. He genuinely thought it was a lighter.

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE


See Also: Eamon McGee Told A Great Story About The 'Wild Days' Of Donegal Football

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