Kyabram Free Press

Cup of joy

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Garry Lyon’s football resume is long, and illustriou­s, so for the SEN Breakfast Radio host to suggest Saturday’s moment was the best of his life is a big statement.

Lyon, who was whisked away from Kyabram as a teenager without playing a single senior game for the Bombers, handed the AFL premiershi­p cup to Simon Goodwin and Max Gawn after Saturday’s drought-breaking grand final win by Melbourne Football Club in Perth.

Three All-australian honours, 10 games for Victoria, two Melbourne best and fairests and goal-kicking awards, alongside his 226 games and 426 goals is testament to a great career.

But on his breakfast radio show with Tim Watson and Anthony Hudson he suggested his part in delivering the cup to Goodwin and Gawn would remain a highlight of his football journey.

Lyon, pictured with Bulldogs great Chris Grant, had a big couple of weeks, celebratin­g his 54th birthday in isolation after flying from Melbourne to Perth only 12 days prior to Saturday’s grand final.

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