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19th Apr 2016

GAA stars posing with their younger selves is absolutely gas

Turning back the clock

Ben Kiely

Time waits for no man, not even a man who’s good under a high ball.

First we brought you some of our little island’s most iconic athletes posing with their younger selves, then we gave some of Ireland’s past Six Nations heroes the same treatment. Now, we’re taking a look at the ravaging effects time has had on the stars of our national games.

Without further adieu, here’s 15 GAA personalities, past and present, standing side by side with younger versions of themselves. You’ll notice that Father Time has been kinder to some more than others.

We’ll say no more.

Paul Galvin: 2015 v 2004

AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Semi-Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 15/11/2015 Na Piarsaigh vs Thurles Sarsfields A view of the pitch before the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Conor Wyse

Dónal Óg Cusack: 2016 v 1998

Munster GAA Under 12 Activity Day 2/4/2013 General view of the Croke Park pitch during today's Munster Clubs Activity Day Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Joe Brolly: 2016 v 1999

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 27/9/2014 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney shakes hands with Today FM's Paul Collins after an interview on the pitch after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Anthony Daly: 2015 v 1996

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 27/7/2014 Tipperary vs Dublin Dublin manager Anthony Daly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Colm Cooper: 2016 v 2002

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 20/9/2015.Kerry vs Dublin.A dejected Colm Cooper of Kerry after the game.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Dan Shanahan: 2016 v 2000

Munster Senior Hurling League Round 3, Mallow GAA Grounds, Mallow, Co. Cork 13/1/2016 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's selector Dan Shanahan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Jim McGuinness: 2014 v 1998

GAA All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 General view of a notice indicating stewards to open the gates on Hill 16 in case of a pitch invasion Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Nicky English: 2016 v 1989

Kilkenny Press Night and Training 23/8/2010 Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Alan Brogan: 2014 v 2002

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 20/7/2014 Dublin vs Meath  Alan Brogan's son Jamie plays on the Croke Park pitch after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

JJ Delaney: 2016 v 2003

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Sky Sports Analyst JJ Delaney, Dublin 17/6/2015 JJ Delaney will be analysing the Leinster SHC match between Galway and Laois live on Sky Sports this Saturday. Sky Sports will show 20 live GAA matches this year as part of a summer of sport which includes golf majors, F1 and international rugby and football Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Peter Canavan: 2014 v 1996

Sigerson Cup Semi-Final 8/3/2008 General view of Carlow IT gaa pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Davy FitzGerald: 2016 v 2006

Vodafone GAA Hurling All Stars Tour 2006 21/1/2006 Goalkeeper for the 2005 All Stars Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan TreacyAidan O’Shea: 2016 v 2009

AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi-Final 2/2/2014 Mullinavat vs Ardrahan A general view of the GAA pitch in Moneygall Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Frank Hogan: 2013 v 2004

National Hurling League 14/3/2004 Frank Hogan with his John 3:7 sign ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

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