It’s hard to credit that a full year has passed since the tragic boating accident off the west coast that claimed the lives of former Mayo footballer Ger Feeney and his friend Donal McEllin. But the world keeps turning and time continues its remorseless march and so here we are at the first anniversary of the tragedy.
I was leafing through the excellent Glór Achadh Mór 2010 magazine a while back when I came across this cracking photograph which features the late Ger Feeney in action for Ballintubber and I thought that it would be fitting to bring it to people’s attention to coincide with the anniversary of Ger’s death.
The picture (double-click on the thumbnail to see the high resolution version) is an action shot taken during the semi-final of the 1970 Intermediate championship featuring Ballintubber and Aghamore. Ger was still a minor at that stage – and would go on to win an All-Ireland minor medal with the county the following year – and, by the looks of the photo, he needed to be quick on his feet to deal with the white heat of the Intermediate championship at that tender age.