John Egan was the subject of media attention prior to the recent GAA (gaelic football) final between Dublin and Kerry.
Egan's father, also John, was a Kerry legend as a player and the defender was more than happy to reminisce about growing up back home in a Premier League World feature that was screened across the globe.
The central defender remarked: "It is huge in Ireland. Gaelic football and hurling are probably the two most popular sports in the country.
"They are the bedrock of every community back home. It is a fantastic sport which brings communities together and I was lucky I was brought up on it.
"Every town has a team so every kid grows up playing the sport from a young age.
"My dad was a legend back in Ireland and in Kerry. He won everything you could possibly win in the game, and he's talked about fondly which is nice.
"There was a possibility of trying to follow in his footsteps. It was my dream growing up to be honest, but it was also a dream of mine to be a footballer and play in the Premier League."
The full video interview is now available to SheffieldUnited.TV subscribers.