Case closed on Conal Keaney's missing GAA medals after bizarre phone call
Some solid sleuthing there by An Garda Síochána.
You may remember, last month, that former Dublin footballer and hurler Conal Keaney had three medals - including one club All-Ireland winners' medal - stolen from the back of his car.
Keaney, who still lines out for Ballyboden St Enda's, was planning a visit to his old family home to give the medals to his mother for safe-keeping. He left the medals in their presentation box when they were nicked by an opportunistic cad.
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Keaney is also a pundit of The GAA Hour Hurling Show and, on Thursday, explained exactly where the case was. Depressingly, it had not gone far. Keaney said:
"I'm still waiting on whoever took them to drop them back.
"The guard rang me last week and rang me to see did I get the medals back. I was like, 'Well I wasn't really looking for them. Were you not looking for them?
"So he said, 'Nah, I think that's the end of the case. If anything comes up, I'll give you a shout but you can pretty much take it they're gone."
Pretty blunt assessment there - the medals are gone, good luck.
Keaney adds that the worst part of the whole robbery is that the three empty presentation boxes were left behind.
"Maybe the lad that took them could be the lad that bought a Leinster Hurling Final medal off the Galway hurler that sold it on eBay a few years back," remarked former Galway hurler Damien Hayes.
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