Monday, March 19, 2012

Jim Stynes RIP

Ireland lost a true sporting hero today. Jim Stynes finally succumbed to cancer after a long gutsy public fight with the disease. The only player recruited outside of Australia to win the Brownlow medal he is a member of Melbourne's Team of the Century.  His humble approach in dealing with the disease and the attention he brought to help fundraise so that others in the future wouldn't suffer was an inspiration to us all.

A proud Dub he was there in the crowd on College Green in '95 as an ordinary fan supporting his brother Brian and celebrating All Ireland success.

Dublin GAA Supporters send our condolences to Samantha, Tiernan & Matisse, along with brothers Brian & David.

Jim isn't sitting in the stand in Heaven. He is there playing ball with that big smile for Melbourne in the 1st half and Dublin in the 2nd.

Brian (left) with Jim

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