A picture has emerged on Twitter showing a young Joe Brolly taking part in the 1982 Féile - as a hurler. It might not be so widely known, but Brolly was a hurler with Kevin Lynch's and Derry before he ever represented the county at football. He was quick to defend his credentials as a small-ball merchant in his own distinctive style:
Eoin Mullan just sent me this. 3rd from left, front row, 82 feile champions. I know how to linseed a f***ing hurl pic.twitter.com/Osf099I9vD
— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) June 1, 2014
An even better picture then emerged, thanks to Stephen O'Neill (@Stibhan), showing an elated Brolly during Trinity's defeat of UCD in the Colours match of 1989.
@KCsixtyseven we beat UCD that day. I got two goals, one with the hurl ( unusually)
— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) June 2, 2014
Here's the full report from the game in question.
— Stephen O'Neill (@stibhan) June 2, 2014
The whole Brolly-as-a-hurler thing came about after he tweeted a picture of some freshly-linseeded hurls on Friday: