Shane Long appeared on Living With Lucy on TV3 last night, in what proved to be among the best of the broadcaster's output in the last eighteen years.
We were offered the chance to have a snoop around his palatial home, while all the while gaining a great insight into his character. The documentary also confirmed that he is as gloriously down-to-earth as we expect him to be.
Nowhere is that more evident than in this brief clip, as he talks with great affection of his GAA past. Long played hurling with the Tipp minors, before making a unique bit of history in playing in Croke Park with the Irish soccer team, also.
He is proud of that fact, and also reveals that, during his summers, he trains with his local club. We're not sure what Southampton would make of that fact, but we think it's pretty great.
Later on in the show, Long revealed his initial worry that he might miss this year's All-Ireland hurling final while flying to the World Cup qualifier in Serbia, and was concerned about having to ask the pilot for score updates. Much to his relief, Ireland landed in time for him to find a stream to watch in Belgrade.
What a man.
Would he make this Tipp senior team?