Grin of the week

 

There's a great interview with Gerald Lennon, the father of Northern Ireland international Neil, on the unofficial Leicester City website, Forfoxsake. Commenting on the time Neil had a serious back injury Gerald says it was "a very difficult period for Neil, his Mother (Ursula), myself, his sisters, (the lovely Orla, plain Jane and `I take no prisoners' Aileen)" - poor auld Jane.

Then the interviewer asks him "which of Neil's games has made you feel the proudest - his debut for Man City; his first international call-up or winning the League Cup, and why that particular one?" Cue Gerald. "Strangely enough it was the All-Ireland Colleges Final at Croke Park in Dublin, when Neil, who had been in bed with flu for the preceding four days, gave the best display of skill and determination I have ever witnessed on any football field, gaining a winner's medal and The Man of the Match award in an event that players only get one chance to play in, ever."

"I wish those of you who derive pleasure from watching him play now, could have seen him play Gaelic football," Gerald continued. "He was the cleverest player I have ever seen and whatever he achieves, I think that the above, for me, will always be his finest hour." League Cup final? Huh. One up for the GAA.