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McBurney/Declan Bogue



Pictured Declan Bogue



Date: Thursday 12th April 2012

Location: BT Offices

Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX



Liam McBurney - RAZORPIX

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If you want to learn patience and positive thinking, look no further than the perennial GAA substitute

Declan Bogue



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Tough day: Being on the bench is rarely a good place to be

Tough day: Being on the bench is rarely a good place to be

�INPHO/James Crombie

Tough day: Being on the bench is rarely a good place to be

I suffered a serious burn last week, which required Sudocrem, bandages and resting up gingerly for the rest of the day.

I was watching Celtic play Hibernian when the promising 18-year-old Armstrong Oko-Flex was preparing to come on as a substitute for his debut in professional football for the Hoops. He was wearing AirPods in his ears, and only took them out just prior to running on.

Now, it's highly likely he was communicating with Celtic manager Neil Lennon, who was self-isolating at the time. But it was an arresting image and I told a friend I might write a column on the art of being a substitute in Gaelic games.


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