I’d be coming home from a game on a Sunday evening, typing out my column at the back of the bus,” says Colin Regan. “I’d head straight into the office when I got back to Carrick-on-Shannon. We went to print on a Monday to be out on a Tuesday morning.”

Colin Regan is the GAA’s community and health manager and he is describing the period of his life where he balanced being editor of the Leitrim Post with his other career as a Leitrim inter-county footballer – a spell which lasted 15 years no less (“I bridge three decades – 1995 to 2010.”).