GAA player offers the most undeniably painful excuse to miss training 5 years ago

GAA player offers the most undeniably painful excuse to miss training

We've heard of some good, undeniable excuses in our day but this tops the lot.

It even tops this classic from Laois.

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St Peter's GAA Club in Manchester are a committed outfit once the ball is thrown in but, for the most part, their senior footballers are a gang of lads that enjoy nothing more than ripping the piss.

No-one is safe from the slaggings and there is no such thing as sacred ground.

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However, when one of their team got in touch on their WhatsApp group to flag that he'd be missing training for the next fortnight, there was a pause in proceedings.

In the past, we've run stories on lads missing training for red diesel scams, calving emergencies and '11 pints of Carlsberg' but nothing comes close to heading in for a vasectomy.

Of course, given the sensitive and potentially painful nature of the procedure, the poor buck's teammates were nothing but empathy.

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All the best to the big man ahead of the little snip.

We're sure he'll return twice the player he ever was.

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