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Gaels Past & Present - Pat McCann

Former Player and selector Pat McCann looks back at his time in blue & white

Louth County Board Chairman Jim Lennon Presenting the Old Gaels Cup to Gaels captain Pat McCann

1. First memory of the club -

Earliest memory of the club was way back in the 60’s and the Old Hut. I was playing in the street leagues with Cluan Enda.

2. Biggest GAA Influence -

My biggest Gaa influence was a couple of Christian Brothers- Fitzsimons and Hannon. They were GAA mad and as a child I thought they were fierce tough men.

3. Worst Trainer -

There were plenty of poor trainers. Mickey White was forever injured but when he played in a match he was always good (usually championship)

4. Best Trainer -

There were a few speed merchants but Joe O Hare and Kevin Barry were always brilliant trainers.

5. Funniest team mate - There were two men that stick out, My oul mate Gerry Crimmins, claims to have played behind the 6 worst defenders in the history of Gaelic Football and still made them look good! Willie McKeever played with us later on in his career but a brilliant character and a very funny man.

6. Favourite Pitch -

The Brides pitch. We were homeless for a lot of the time during my playing days and the Brides were very good to us, allowing us to play our home games there.