2020 Remembered: Former Laois footballer’s back garden ‘field of dreams’ features on RTE News

first_img Facebook Previous article2020 Remembered: Portlaoise business does their part and features in emotional episode of DIY SOSNext article2020 Remembered: Pubs closed, residents in fear as Laois town in lockdown and under siege LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th December 2020 Twitter Home We Are Laois 2020 Remembered: Former Laois footballer’s back garden ‘field of dreams’ features on… We Are Laois Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest WhatsApp 2020 Remembered: Former Laois footballer’s back garden ‘field of dreams’ features on RTE News Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Billy Sheehan and his three sons Timmy, Billy and Davie made appearances on RTE News last night.The segment, presented by Evanne Ni Chuilinn, was looking at how members of the St Jude’s GAA club, who Sheehan transferred to from Emo in 2016, are managing during the Coronavirus pandemic.With GAA facilities set to be closed until July 20 at the earliest, most footballers and hurlers are having to make do with whatever space they have in their homes to keep their skills up.But we’re fairly certain they’d all like to be living in the Sheehan’s as their back garden doesn’t have any grass – instead it has an astroturf surface.A wall, with signs of badges including Liverpool, Laois, St Jude’s and Austin Stacks, encloses the pitch while a green mesh is above that to prevent any stray balls from flying into adjoining gardens.And to top it all off – the garden even has floodlights to ensure that the matches can go on long into the night.RTE reporter Ni Chuilinn described it as a ‘field of dreams’ and it most certainly is.8-year-old Timmy, who recently dyed his hair alongside his dad to raise thousands of euro for the Do It For Dan campaign, explained how his dad made the pitch because they can’t go play in the usual way.His brother Billy told how he is improving his soloing everyday while youngest brother Davie says he loves playing matches.There was no sign of mam Marie Crowe, but as a former St Patrick’s Athletic footballer, the 2FM Game On presenter is most likely more than capable of mixing it with the lads.Scroll to a minute in the clip below to check it out:SEE ALSO – For more 2020 Remembered stories, click herecenter_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGS2020 Remembered Former Laois stalwart, Billy Sheehan, created an astroturf pitch in his back garden for his three children to practice their footballing skills on. Floodlights, astroturf and badges of all your favourites teams hanging on the wall – wouldn’t you only love to be a child growing up in this house!A former Laois footballer’s back garden is probably the best place to spend lockdown at the moment. Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

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