Early signs positive for Graham Geraghty

Graham Geraghty is said to be talking and 'overwhelmed with the support' after undergoing a major operation in Beaumont Hospital yesterday.

His wife Amanda posted an update on the former Meath footballer's health on Facebook on Monday morning saying:

"Just to let everyone know that Graham is talking and although he is still in a lot of pain and still very sick he is overwhelmed with the support and good wishes yesterday the first thing he asked was 'are Meath playing today' please god in a few short months he will be standing on the sidelines at a game."

Meath GAA have this evening confirmed the news that Graham Geraghty's operation in Beaumont hospital today has been successful and the 1999 All-Ireland SFC winning captain is recovering well.

Geraghty was transferred to Beaumont yesterday after being brought to Navan hospital after collapsing at work on Tuesday night.

He underwent an operation today and all indications so far are that the procedure has been successful.

Meath GAA tweet that they had "some good news"

Geraghty's adopted club of Clann na nGael in Athboy also tweeted their joy at the news of the successful operation.

The two-time Allstar was also sent best wishes from his home club Seneschalstown.

There was a huge outpouring of goodwill towards the two-time All-Ireland winning Meath legend with well-wishes coming from every county across the country.

Armagh All-Ireland winner Justin mcNulty also tweeted his best wishes to Geraghty and that tweeted was retweeted by another Armagh stalwart Steven McDonnell.

Father of four Geraghty won two All-Ireland SFC titles with Meath along with two Allstar awards and three Leinster SFC crowns.

He also played for Ireland in the International Rules series between 1999 and 2006.

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