Gallagher not looking back in anger
26 June 2012
Former GAA player Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher returns to Croke Park tonight, having played football there in 1983.
The former Oasis star, who was brought up in Manchester, lined out for Oisin's GAA club in an exhibition match at Croker in April 1983, and even fired over a point to mark the occasion.
Then aged 16, Noel played on a team that traveled over to Ireland for a number of exhibitions games.
Of course, his gaelic football career then fell by the wayside as he and brother Liam - sons of Thomas from County Meath and Peggy from County Mayo - went on to become the most notorious rock stars of their generation.
Sibling rivalry played it part when it came to GAA allegiance for the two brothers. For the 1996 All-Ireland final between their parents' native counties, they took up opposite sides. It was a portent of the future obviously.
It'll certainly be a nostalgic occasion for the elder Gallagher sibling at GAA HQ tonight as his post-Oasis band High Flying Birds takes to the stage as support to the mindnumbingly-monotonous Red Hot Chilli Peppers.