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recovery GAA star Graham Geraghty wakes up after brain surgery





GAA star Graham Geraghty, who is recovering from a brain haemorrhage, has started talking and asked if Meath were playing last Sunday.

Although he is still in a lot of pain, the Meath team were the first thing on his mind as he recovered in Beaumont Hospital yesterday, his wife Amanda said.

"Just to let everyone know that Graham is now talking and, although he is still in a lot of pain and still very sick, he is overwhelmed with all the support and good wishes," she wrote in a Facebook post.

"Yesterday, the first thing he asked was, 'Are Meath playing today?'


"Please God, in just a few short months he will be standing on the sidelines at a game."

Amanda and her family said they have been taken aback by the outpouring of support in messages from GAA clubs and people all over the country since the player suffered the haemorrhage while at work last week.

He was transferred from Our Lady's Hospital in Navan to Dublin's Beaumont, where he underwent intensive surgery under the supervision of top neurosurgeon Dr Paul Brennan last Thursday.

In a post after the lengthy operation, Amanda said her husband was "just off the face of the cliff and is certainly not out of the woods".

"But we know the Gods on the Hill of Tara will pull one of their best warriors through," she added.

The 47-year old father- of-four, who lives near Athboy, won an All-Ireland title with Meath in 1996 and captained the team to another victory three years later.

He and Amanda have also worked tirelessly for the homeless in recent years, both in Meath and Dublin, as part of the voluntary group Athboy's People Who Share Care group.

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