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Next few days ‘Critical’ for Graham Geraghty’s recovery following seven-hour operation

  • Robert Cox
  • 4:00pm 30 Oct 2020

Meath Legend Graham Geraghty faces a crucial few days in his recovery according to his wife Amanda, following a seven-hour operation for a brain haemorrhage suffered on Tuesday.

Amanda Geraghty took to her Facebook page to thank the GAA community for the support shown towards Graham following his sudden illness. “Myself and my children want to thank everyone for the thousands of messages of support, “We know that everyone in the GAA community is praying for Graham”

“His operation went well yesterday but he is just off the face of the cliff. He is certainly not out of the woods, the next five days are critical and he has a long road of recovery in front of him but we know the Gods on the Hill of Tara will pull one of their best warriors through.”

The 47 year old, former All-Ireland winning captain yesterday underwent the gruelling surgery in Beaumont Hospital. He took ill at work on Tuesday and was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, where doctors found an aneurysm.

The father of four was then moved to Beaumont, where surgeons operated to save his life while his wife Amanda waited anxiously for news, which when it came was a great relief to Graham’s family and the GAA community, that it was a success.

A source close to the star said last night: “The surgeon was happy with the operation, which lasted around seven hours, but he is not out of the woods yet and the next few days will still be challenging.

“The main thing is he’s over the first big hurdle, so that’s very positive.

“He’ll be in a high dependency unit in Beaumont Hospital for several days yet.”

All our prayers are with Graham, Amanda and their kids and we have no doubt Graham will take this challenge head on and make a speedy recovery.

Meath Legend Graham Geraghty hospitalised with ‘serious illness’

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 7:37am

Meath Gaa supporters woke up to the news this morning that their All-Ireland winning Captain from 1999 Graham Geraghty had been hospitalised with a serious illness on Tuesday night.

Geraghty, who js one of the most popular figures in Meath football circles and was the county’s last All-Ireland winning Captain at the end of the last century, is in hospital in Dublin.

The 47 year old is expected to have an operation in Beaumont hospital this morning.

Followers from both Meath and Kildare on our Facebook page were out in numbers this morning wishing him the speediest of recoveries.

Get well soon. He is such a talented footballer.

Get well soon, what a great footballer.

Get well soon Graham.

All our prayers are with Graham, Amanda and the kids.

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery.

The former Seneschalstown and Clann na nGael player was ill at work on Tuesday night and was brought to Navan hospital before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he is expected to undergo an operation this morning.

Father of four Geraghty won two All-Ireland SFC titles with Meath along with two Allstar awards and three Leinster SFC crowns.

He also played for Ireland in the International Rules series between 1999 and 2006.Topics

From Courtown Road to Cortown County Meath – Davy Dalton

Former Kilcock and Kildare Gaa star Davy Dalton has taken over the reins at Cortown Gaa in County Meath for the 2021 season.

Dalton, who grew up on Courtown Road, Kilcock takes over at the North Meath club after stepping down from his position as Joint manager of the Intermediate footballers of Summerhill LGFA, a position he held with great pride for a few years.

Cortown made the announcement on their Twitter page this evening; “Cortown are thrilled to officially announce the arrival of Davy Dalton as Senior team manager. Dalton, a former All-Star full back with his native Kildare, will hope to help Cortown get back to winning ways in 2021 after a disappointing 2020”

Cortown ply their trade in the Meath Junior Football Championship, with Davy Rispin of ‘We Are Meath’ fame amongst their ranks.

Whitty and Regan among six Meath players nominated for the Champions 15 team

Shane Whitty (far left) with his Blackhall Gaels team mates Hugh Smith and Stephen Morris.

Blackhall Gaels’ Shane Whitty and Kiltale forward Jack Regan have both been nominated along with four of their Meath Gaa team mates for the Champions 15 team 2019.

A collective of players from the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cups will make up the All Star team.

The pair are joined by fellow their fellow County men Sean Geraghty (Captain), Shane Brennan, Damien Healy and Keith Keoghan, as the Christy Ring Cup winners head the list of nominees.

This is the first year that a selection of 45 players has been chosen from the Ring, Rackard and Meagher competitions with the new selection process introducing player and coach feedback.

Those selected were finalised by an independent selection committee of journalists and referees with all players competing in the Joe McDonagh Cup excluded as they were considered for the PwC Liam McCarthy Cup All-Stars.

The Champion 15 selection will be awarded as part of the PwC All-Stars event in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday November 1 with 20 counties featured across the extensive list of 45.

Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Champion 15 Nominees:

Simon Doherty, Dean Gaffney, Caolan Rice (all Armagh), Diarmaid Carney (Cavan), Brian Óg McGilligan, Sé McGuigan (both Derry), Danny Cullen (Donegal), Stephen Keith, Dáithi Sands, Eoghan Sands, Caolan Taggart (all Down), John Duffy (Fermanagh), James Burke, Jack Sheridan (both Kildare), Darren Crowley, Ronan Crowley, Greg Jacob (all Lancashire), James Glancy, Declan Molloy, Enda Moreton, Liam Moreton, Gavin O’Hagan (all Leitrim), Shane Lawless (London), David Buckley (Longford), D Geoghegan (Louth), Shane Boland (Mayo), Shane Brennan, Sean Geraghty, Damien Healy, Keith Keoghan, Jack Regan, Shane Whitty (all Meath), Fergal Rafter (Monaghan), Cathal Dolan, Pádraig Kelly (both Roscommon), Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch, Keith Raymond, Joe Starr, James Weir (all Sligo), Damian Casey, Tiernan Morgan (both Tyrone), Willie Allen, John Collins (both Warwickshire), John Henderson, Stephen Kelly (Wicklow)