"A true gentleman and an exceptional man"- Gavin full of praise for O'Gara

November 06, 2019

Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara with fans. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Jim Gavin has led the tributes to seven-time All-Ireland SFC winner Eoghan O’Gara who yesterday announced his retirement from inter-county football.

In a statement posted on www.dublingaa.ie, Gavin said: “On behalf of the Dublin senior football team and the Dublin Gaelic Athletic Association I would like to wish the very best to Eoghan O’Gara as he announces his retirement from senior inter-county football.

“Eoghan’s collection of medals reflects the distinguished inter-county career he had representing Dublin. His influence both on and off the field was immense with his passion and self-sacrifice for Dublin reverberating around those players with whom he played.

“Brave and driven, Eoghan honed his footballing skills with countless hours of practice on the training field - all centred on serving Dublin to the best of his ability and playing his part for the team.

“A true gentleman and an exceptional man, Eoghan is credit to his family, friends and club, Templeogue Synge Street CLG, and I wish him well in all his future pursuits and endeavours.”

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