"I know that haunted him and it probably haunts me as well"

August 31, 2019

Sheffield United and Ireland soccer star John Egan, son of the former Kerry great John Egan

Wins for Sheffield United and Kerry would represent ‘the perfect weekend’ for Irish soccer star John Egan.

Egan – whose late father John senior was captain the day Seamus Darby’s goal famously dashed Kerry’s five in-a-row dream - is in action against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today.

He will be keeping a close eye on proceedings at Croke Park tomorrow as the Kingdom attempt to throw a spanner in the works of Dublin’s drive for five.

“In 1982, Kerry had the chance to win the five-in-a-row,” he said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“My dad was captain that day. They were two points up and conceded a goal in the last kick of the game. I know that haunted him and it probably haunts me as well.

“That'd be the perfect weekend - we get the win in Chelsea and Kerry get the win in Dublin!

“I don't think I could ask for a better weekend than that.”

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