Tuesday August 18th, 2015

Irish hurling player Noel McGrath was diagnosed with testicular cancer just four months ago but made his return to the field on Sunday and received a standing ovation from the packed house at Croke Park.

McGrath’s Tipperary team was facing Galway for the right to advance to All-Ireland final, the national championship. When McGrath entered in the 62nd minute of the 70-minute match, fans of both teams rose to their feet to greet him. 

With just minutes to play, McGrath scored a point to put Tipperary ahead, but Galway added two more in the final moments and won the game. 

Jonas Gutierrez welcomed by fans in first game back from cancer​

After the final whistle, the Galway manager congratulated McGrath before celebrating with his team.

This was brilliant to see between Anthony Cunningham & Noel McGrath. There's more important things than winning...

Posted by Rory's Stories on Sunday, August 16, 2015

- Dan Gartland

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