Seamus Coleman is still friends with lads he grew up with and of course they're his GAA teammates
Even when he's off living in Merseyside and earning millions, Seamus Coleman doesn't forget his roots.
Growing up in Donegal, Coleman has got to spend a little bit more time at home with his injury layoff and catch up with friends and family.
But, like a lot of people who return home after living abroad, his best friends are his old GAA teammates.
The Ireland captain was speaking to the Everton Magazine about all things from family to his injury progress and spoke about being at home during the layoff.
In typical fashion, Coleman and his friends gathered to watch a football match and it just so happened to be Manchester United against Everton back in April.
“I’m quite close to all my friends," said the defender.
"We had an evening, on the day we played Manchester United at Old Trafford, when all the boys came up to watch the game. It was good to chill out with them all. We heard my song being sung by the fans, coming out loud through the TV. That was great. Jags’ celebration as well was a nice touch. That was a really good evening at home.
“It was like the old days. We are a very close bunch at home. I have a group of friends that I grew up with playing Gaelic football and it’s important we all still stay in touch.”
Since suffering a horrific leg break at the hands of Neil Taylor, Everton have been nothing but brilliant with the 28-year-old.
Even with the injury, the Merseyside club signed Coleman to a five-year deal and his manager Ronald Koeman even made a trip to the depths of Donegal to visit his player a couple of weeks after everything had settled down.
Today we visit Seamus Coleman and his Family! Looking strong and positive pic.twitter.com/T0bSx5yCoI
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) April 11, 2017