Many GAA match goers will be familiar with the man with the John3:7 sign. The man in question often referred to as ‘John’ is in fact one Frank Hogan who for the past 25 years has been witnessing to his faith by displaying the text reference on a bright yellow board of Jesus statement in the gospel of John, ‘You must be born again’.
As it happens Frank is a friend of mine and I have known him over all those years, now in his seventies he continues undaunted and has become a regular fixture at Croke Park on All Ireland day not to mention the countless other games he attends in the course of a season.TG 4 spent some time with Frank as he prepared to go to the Munster final and have produced a 30 minute documentary shown last night and to be repeated tomorrow evening (Tuesday)at 8pm in the Cogar series.
The documentary concentrates on the man behind the public persona and also allows Frank to testify to his life changing experience of being ‘born again’, and his passion to share the good news, which motivates his ongoing excursions to sporting events with the distinctive sign. If you missed the broadcast last night tune in to TG 4 at 8pm tomorrow evening and discover the man behind the board !