Former Kilkenny minor soccer captain Stephen Scallan stole the display on closing night time’s episode of Underdogs, because the teenager got here inside of inches of being minimize from the panel.
Scallan was once a member of that infamous underage aspect who have been at the receiving finish of a 70-point hammering two years in the past via Wexford. This year he joined TG4’s Underdogs in a bid to understand his footballing dream. Kilkenny’s absence of any Gaelic soccer stronghold supposed his degree of ability dwindled in the back of a number of of his friends however what he lacked in ability he greater than made up for in want.
Scallan discovered himself within the final 3 this week however was once stored via selectors Ray Silke, Valerie Mulcahy and Paul Galvin.
— Fiona Halligan (@fih2) October 4, 2018
. @steven13ss is the explanation why the #underdogs exists. Pure uncooked skill and continuously striving for development and recommendation. Hope he is nonetheless at the panel for Parnell Park. Be tremendous to look a Cat in action for the Dogs towards the All Ireland Champions #gaa #gaeilge
— Cóilín Duffy (@coilinduffy) October 4, 2018
— Peil Star (@peilstar) October 4, 2018
Fair play to that younger Kilkenny lad, cannot be simple being so soccer in a hurling county.. His resolution will serve him smartly! #underdogs
— Donna Martin (@DonnaMartin03) October 4, 2018
If the lad from Kilkenny is going I’ll forestall looking at! #Underdogs
— Al Flats (@alflats11) October 4, 2018
That lad from Kilkenny is breaking my middle. 😥😥 #underdogs
— Laura D (@Laura_dempsey6) October 4, 2018
In the tip, Kerry legend Paul Galvin had some sensible phrases for Scallon which might be poignant for any person having a look to toughen as a footballer.
From day one there was once one thing particular in you, on the subject of angle and spirit. That is why you might be nonetheless right here. That stuff could be very robust. That stuff can take you any place. If I used to be to select one man, I search for apply and development in other folks.
Mirco-improvements day by day and you’re the epitome of mirc0-improvements day by day on the subject of your talents. You did not have a proper foot, then I noticed you with part a proper foot now I see you with a proper foot. If the 30 or 20 different guys within the crew had the similar utility, we would be in an excellent position.