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19th Mar 2020

WATCH: Sheffield United fans are loving their Irish-themed home workout video

James Fenton

Sheffield United fans have been treated to a video of their defender John Egan today and it’s fair to say it doesn’t get more Irish than this.

Ireland international Egan has been playing for Sheffield United since 2018 and has very much endeared himself to the Yorkshire outfit’s support base with his no-nonsense defensive displays.

It’s well-documented that the Corkman comes from a GAA background and that his late father John is a six-time All-Ireland winner with the Kerry footballers. In fact, Egan Senior is such a legend in the Kingdom that a memorial statue was placed in Sneem in his honour in 2017, five years after his death.

Egan Junior has never been shy about showing off his GAA roots and being confined to his home like the rest of us at the moment, he took some time to get a bit of practice in with a hurl. Skillfully juggling a soccer ball with his feet, he then pucks it away before pulling a smaller ball out of his pocket and hitting it a few volleys. Expertly blending his two loves, Egan does all this to the soundtrack of Dreams by The Cranberries playing in the background.

Check the clip out below…

Fans of The Blades have been quick to offer their takes in the comments and aside from one or two comparing hurling to quidditch and the like, it’s all gone down very well.

Egan played a pivotal role in Sheffield United’s charge to seventh place in the Premier League before the competition was suspended last week due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

He has also become a regular in the heart of Mick McCarthy’s defence for the Ireland team but it remains to be seen when he’ll get the chance to add to his eight caps.

In the meantime, it’s good to see him keeping so busy and listening to the right music too.

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