Former Tyrone footballer out of hospital after heart attack scare

April 10, 2021

Former Tyrone All-Ireland winner Mickey Coleman. ©INPHO/Andrew Paton.

Former Tyrone footballer Mickey Coleman left hospital on Friday and was able to return home after suffering a massive heart attack.

The 41-year-old married father-of-two was hospitalised in New York last month after taking ill, and his condition was described as critical.

But Coleman has returned home to his family as he "continues on the journey to a full recovery", New York Club Tyrone said in a Facebook post.

Some good news to cheer up your Friday evening. Mickey is on his way back home. Time now to give him some quality time as he continues on the journey to full recovery. All the best Mickey.

Posted by New York Club Tyrone on Friday, 9 April 2021

Originally from Ardboe, Coleman won two All-Ireland senior medals with the Red Hands in 2003 and 2005. 

The talented musician moved to the US when he was in his 20s and has been involved in coaching gaelic football in New York.

He is president of the hugely successful Shoreline Builders company and is a founding member of Club Tyrone in the city.

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