Ex-county star still going strong at 50

14 September 2011

Kildare's Liam Miley collides with Anthony Rainbow during his playing days with the Lily White seniors
Former Kildare footballer Liam Miley is still pulling on his football boots at the tender age of 50.

Miley has been instrumental in helping St Laurence's to the Reserve D championship final scoring 2-2 in the quarterfinal win over Two Mile House and then helping himself to 3-3 in the semi final win over Cappagh.

The former Kildare footballer will be hoping to add to his medal haul when St Laurence's take on Athy in the county final on Friday night in a curtainraiser to the senior semi final between the same two clubs.

Remarkably, Miley retired from the game two years ago, but has made a sensational impact since returning to the fold this year and he admits he is enjoying playing as much now as he ever did.

"Football is my life and St Laurence's is my life," Miley told the Kildare Nationalist. "I got hurt two years ago and I didn't do anything about it, I gave it a rest and then I thought it was time to give it up so I did that.

"Then I took over the under-15 team and I was training with them and I got myself looked after and felt in good 'aul form. I played in that over 40's game this summer with Kildare and then Willie Keatley asked me would I come back and play a bit."

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