On Sunday morning the Newtown Senior Men’s football team travelled to Rathdrum to take on Avondale in the first round of Division 1 of the Wicklow Football League.
The Magpies would go on to record a fantastic two point away win with Newtown and ex Wicklow County stalwart Dean Odlum firing 1-05 of his sides 3-12 which would be an impressive showing in any game but the news from Newtown today puts that achievement into a whole new realm as Dean went to hospital today where it was confirmed he had suffered a collapsed lung and had played a large part of the game without knowing the severity of his injury.
They don’t make them soft in Newtown and given the severity of his injury to still score 1-05 in 40 minutes is nothing short of miraculous. We would like to wish Dean a speedy recovery and god help us when he has two lungs working, if he can bag 1-05 without getting his second wind what will he be like with a full oxygen intake!!