Ratoath says farewell to Danny Magee
A seisiún mór was called tonight to celebrate star midfielder Danny Magee's career at AFC Ratoath. Danny won 20 U-20 caps and possibly would have won more had Ireland's interest in this year's WC not ended relatively early.
Danny's father Ulick made an emotional speech praising his son. "I wanted him to have the opportunities I never had. I was a fantastic player when I was young, but I lost interest as I was constantly teased in my team for some reason. Something about my name supposedly"
At the time of writing, Danny's fee had rocketed to 4.4 million. The manager, who arrived in his brand new Bentley, denied he was being sold for the money. "If it was we would have gotten NAMA to take him off our hands" he explained while he puffed on a Cuban cigar.