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17th Aug 2017

Paul Geaney stings Kerry teammate in brutally honest Q&A


Patrick McCarry

No mercy for the Kenmare Shamrocks clubman.

Question and Answer sessions with GAA players can be hits or complete misses. Paul Geaney’s is a flippin’ smash-hit.

The Kerry sharpshooter sat down for a Q&A that features on the AIB website ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi final against Mayo at Croke Park. It begins in rudimentary fashion – Geaney’s proudest moments, toughest opponent and dream signing – before getting to the juicy stuff.

There is a back-handed compliment to ‘best dressed’ teammate David Moran and Shane Enright is dropped in it as the panel’s ladies’ man.

However, it is when he is asked about his worst dressed teammate that Geaney lights up. Poor Stephen O’Brien won’t live this one down for a while.

Geaney recalls a class tale from his time at University College Cork with O’Brien on playing Sigerson Cup football. He comments:

“Stephen O’Brien [is worst dressed]. I’ll tell you a story: we were going back from the Sigerson in Galway after losing the semi-final and there was money put together so we could get some drink in Tescos for the way home.

“Stevo picked up a pair of jeans in Tesco and threw them into the basket, and wore them for two days after! I think he still has them.”

UCC won the Sigerson in 2014 with both Geaney and O’Brien in the panel. The last four loss had come the previous year so O’Brien has those cosy Tesco jeans four years now.

He got himself a bargain that day.

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