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Troubling time: Niall Morgan received hate mail after a clash with Dubs’ Paddy Andrews

Troubling time: Niall Morgan received hate mail after a clash with Dubs’ Paddy Andrews

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Troubling time: Niall Morgan received hate mail after a clash with Dubs’ Paddy Andrews

In this golden age of the anonymous Twitter troll, the very idea of literal hate mail might seem quaint, twee almost.

That's not how it felt to Niall Morgan's mother Pauline in mid-March last year.

A local postman had spotted a letter addressed to 'Niall Morgan, Edendork GAC, Co Tyrone' in the sorting office and brought it up to the Red Hand goalkeeper's mother's house. She sent him a picture of the envelope and he replied to instruct her to open it.