Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen.

Cavan invites Brady back

Cavan County Council members extended an invitation to the captain and quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady, following his win in Super Bowl LV.

Cllr Clifford Kelly made the initial invitation to the history maker at the February meeting of the local authority.

Cllr Kelly said the lifter of the 2021 Vince Lombardi Cup has strong local connections and his father was due to visit the county last year, but the plans were upset by Covid restrictions. Tom Brady has seven super bowl rings to his name after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers overcame the Kansas City Chiefs in this year’s Super Bowl at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.Brady, the quarterback for the Buccaneers, was instrumental in guiding his team to a largely unforeseen win. His great-grandfather hailed from Cavan. He has visited Ireland before.

“My father is 100% Irish. We took a trip over there together and visited some of the places where my family came from,” Brady is on record as saying. “That was a great experience for me and obviously, I am very proud of my Irish roots.”

Cllr Brendan Fay claimed the quarterback as a relative. “He’s a sixth or seventh cousin,” he told members at the meeting.

Cllr Fay said at one point Brady’s father was promised land in Cavan, but did not take up the offer. “What a difference that would have made to Tom Brady’s life is a matter for speculation,” the Belturbet elected representatives said.

Perhaps he would have picked up an All-Ireland with Cavan.

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