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Trevor O’Sullivan last played Gaelic football as a 12-year-old in 1986. It would be the last time his life could be considered ‘normal’. He was a promising player, on the same Balla team as future Mayo stars Maurice Sheridan and Ronan Golding. But while Sheridan and Golding would go off and take to the field for their county, their teammate would have to fight an altogether different battle in life.
It’s a battle he continues to fight but he knows the clock is ticking. Instead of letting that get to him, Trevor O’Sullivan is making the most of life and, despite all his difficulties, says he wouldn’t change a thing. His experiences have made him and defined him. He’s infused with a determination to make the most of his life.
The problems began the night of his mother’s family’s reunion in Manulla one weekend in 1986. He asked to go home because he was feeling sick. What happened when he went to the bathroom at home remains vivid in his memory.