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Audio: Former Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh describes drive to make father proud of GAA career

Sean Cavanagh (right) and his brother Colm lift the Anglo Celt trophy after Tyrone defeated Down in the 2017 Ulster final 


FORMER Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh has described how he was driven to succeed in his GAA career by a desire to make his father proud.

Speaking to RTÉ's Brenda Donohue, the three-time All-Ireland winner said: "I've probably played more for other people in my career than I have for myself."

He said: "I've spent a lifetime trying to impress the likes of my dad."

A former footballer of the year, Cavanagh was speaking to RTÉ's Brenda Donohue about how GAA became a central part of his family's lives.

He also described what it was like playing with his brother Colm in the team.

Sean and Colm Cavanagh speak to RTÉ's 'Like Family'

He said: "To be able to pull on a Tyrone jersey with your brother that meant as much to me as probably any All-Ireland win."

Colm, who is set to face Dublin this Sunday as part of Tyrone's squad, said: "Sean was always regarded in our house as the golden boy."

He also spoke about how GAA is enjoyed by all of his family.

"It's undefinable, the happiness it brings," he said.

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