Aired: May 14th, 2017

Duration: 1:11:47

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Michael Quinn did something so many young people dream of when he became a professional sportsman and signed for Aussie Rules outfit Essendon.

Plucked from Longford as an 18 year old, he holds the record for the fastest conversion from GAA to AFL starter, ahead of the likes of Tadhg Kennelly, Marty Clarke and most recently Kerry’s Mark O’Connor. Incredibly, Michael made his debut in Round 2 of the 2009 league after just one pre-season playing a game he had never played before against experienced professionals.

His stint in Australia ended after three years but he has since become a leading player for Longford and one of the most respected GAA figures in the land. Now 27 years of age, he talks openly and honestly about those achievements and what it was like to return to Ireland after experiencing extreme highs at such a young age.

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