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Have You Ever Seen Joe Brolly Like This Before?

Have You Ever Seen Joe Brolly Like This Before?
By Paul O'Hara Updated

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:

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.

Here's the full report from the game in question.

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The whole Brolly-as-a-hurler thing came about after he tweeted a picture of some freshly-linseeded hurls on Friday:

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