Linden is still playing at 56

July 29, 2019

Mickey Linden celebrates after scoring a goal for Down in 1999. ©INPHO\Andrew Paton.

At 56 years old, Mickey Linden is still playing the game he loves!

Last evening the evergreen Linden answered an SOS call from his beloved club Mayobridge and lined out as goalkeeper in their 3-17 to 2-6 Reserve Championship win over Drumaness. The 'Bridge could also call on fellow Down legend Benny Coulter!

It's 38 years since Linden made his inter-county senior debut with the Mourne County. He went on to become one of the leading forwards of the 1990s, winning All-Ireland medals in '91 and '94, All Star and Texaco Footballer of the Year accolades in the latter year as well as seven Down SFC medals with the 'Bridge, not to mention the Reserve medal won last year!

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