Finnian Moriarty

Finnian Moriarty: Memories of ‘Billy Whizz’

SPEED MACHINE...Andy Mallon often left people trailing in his wake

SPEED MACHINE…Andy Mallon often left people trailing in his wake

GAELIC Life columnist Finnian Moriarty has paid tribute to retiring Orchard defender Andy Mallon.

Recounting some stories about ‘Billy Whizz’, Moriarty explains why Mallon should be considered one of Armagh’s greatest every defenders.

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“As the warm-up finished a figure appeared in the distance. Following 18 months out ‘Billy Whizz’ had returned. What unfolded that evening had to be seen to be believed. Like a low budget re-run of the scene from Kansas when Clark Kent learns he can run at the speed of light for the first time, Andy streaked away from the pack, coming first in every single run, leaving the pretenders trailing in his wake.”

The full article is in today’s edition, in shops now or available here.

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