Terrible news and hopefully not the end for one of Dublin’s all time greats.
I’ve always had a special place for the lads who were there and soldiered through the dark days of 2008/2009…The likes of the Brogans, Cluxton, Flynn, Connolly, Andrews and O’Sullivan. Not only were they central to our breakthrough in 2011, but they have now gone on to win 5 All Ireland medals (Alan has three I think). They’re the lads who can really remember the dark days before our current success.
Bernard was 25 when the ‘startled earwigs’ of 2009 were destroyed by Kerry. I’d imagine that if you told him then that he’d go on to win a POTY award and 5 All Ireland medals, he’d have called the men in white coats on you!
Anyway, I’ll never forget the great moments he provide me with as a Dublin fan over the last number of years, and hopefully we’ll see him back in blue again. Thanks Bernard!