Evan Regan sends brilliant tweet to mark Alan Dillon's wedding
Alan Dillon is 34 years old and now a married man. To many of his fledgling Mayo teammates, he might as well be a being from another realm.
Dillon has been chasing Sam Maguire with the westerners ever since John Maughan called him up as a fresh-faced 20-year-old in 2002.
He has been to the well for Mayo and claimed eight Connacht titles for them. There was All-Ireland heart-break but he kept showing up and showing opposition players up. On an individual level, he received two All Star accolades for his efforts.
All of that was topped by his marriage, earlier today, to Ashling Cunningham.
Evan Regan, who is 12 years Dillon's junior, could not resist a sly dig in his tweeted congratulations to his veteran teammate.
— Evan Regan (@EvanR_Nutrition) December 9, 2016
During an interview with Mayo News, late last month, Dillon reflected on the two bites of the cherry his team missed out on. He said:
"You’re at an age now where you don’t have many more years left. You’re at a stage now where it’s decision time for yourself, so it’s especially really sore."
Dillon will take a short break now with his new bride and, when he is back, make a call on his inter-county career.
He definitely has another season in him - and another tilt at the Sam Maguire - no matter what his younger teammates say, or tweet.
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