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    Mayo star has cancer

    From Hoganstand.com. Hope he makes a full and speedy recovery. Excellent footballer and top notch basketball player too.
    <h2>McGarrity battling cancer</h2>
    <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" width="100"><t><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td><center>Mayo’s Ronan McGarrity</font></center></td></tr></t></table>06 March 2007

    Mayo football star Ronan McGarrity has been forced to quit the county panel after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

    The
    Ballina midfielder, who is also a star basketball player with Merry
    Monk, lined out in the recent National League game against Limerick but
    has since learned that he has testicular cancer and has withdrawn from
    the squad to receive treatment.

    “We all wish Ronan the very best
    as he undergoes his treatment. I really admire the way he has handled
    the problem in the last few days and we hope he will return to the
    panel later in the season,” Mayo manager John O’Mahony said.

    “He has been a very important footballer for Mayo in recent seasons and he is also a fine person.”

    McGarrity
    played for Mayo in their 2004 and 2006 All-Ireland final defeats to
    Kerry and was a key figure for Ballina Stephenites when they captured
    the All-Ireland club title two years ago. The 25-year-old went for
    tests two weeks ago, and was given the final diagnosis the day after
    the Limerick game.

    The news follows Cork hurling star Joe
    Deane’s battle with cancer last year, while other high-profile GAA
    players who have made full recoveries from the disease are Jason Hughes
    (Monaghan) and Dermot Earley (Kildare).









    Grandpa Simpson: The last time the meteors came, we thought the sky was on fire. Naturally, we blamed the Irish. We hanged more \'n a few.

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    Best of luck to him in his battle....wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy

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