Longford hurler was stranded in JFK for two days

January 08, 2018

Longford's Johnny Casey celebrates after his side's Lory Meagher Cup final victory over Fermanagh at Croke Park in 2014.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Longford hurler Johnny Casey and his girlfriend, former Rose of Tralee finalist Caroline Doyle, have finally arrived home after a trip to New York to celebrate his 28th birthday turned into a nightmare.

The couple arrived in JFK on Thursday to catch their flight back to Dublin, only for it to be cancelled due to the big freeze which hit the east coast of America last week. They subsequently spent two nights sleeping on the floor of the airport, with only a single blanket and a pillow each, while the only food they had was a bottle of water and a packet of dry crisps each - there was nowhere to buy food because transport to and from JFK had ground to a halt.

Johnny made it home in time for Longford's Kehoe Cup game against St. Pat's / DCU yesterday, only for the weather to intervene again and cause it to be postponed.

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