The Meath Division 2 League Final at the weekend was notable for many things, not the least of which was the massive brawl just before half-time. However, it was also notable for the late introduction of former Meath inter-county player, Sigerson Cup winner and Balls.ie Man of the Year nominee (we know that's the accolade he's most proud of), Alan Nestor.
Alan was diagnosed with testicular cancer a few months back. He finished chemotherapy two weeks ago. He was sprung from the bench with five minutes to play with his club Blackhall Gaels locked in battle with Ballinlough. This was no sentimental, victory lap move from Blackhall's coach either. It was an exceptionally close finale, with Blackhall emerging triumphant by a point.
This is the best #CancerBants yet!!!!....#225 ???????? pic.twitter.com/VpDuG7f5wL
— Alan Nestor (@nesspuss) December 7, 2014
Grt news for @nesspuss not only did he win a A FL Div 2 title this week there was also the small matter of getting the all clear from cancer — Fergal Lynch (@truefergallynch) December 10, 2014
Alan received the all-clear yesterday. We spoke to him today about coming back from cancer, his amazing return to action last weekend, the support he received from the GAA and the GPA during his treatment and the couple of digs he received during the big melee.
We also asked what the mysterious #225 meant...