[Colin] protected me. Now he is eight years younger than me, but he acted the part of the big brother. Because I’m not aggressive at all, or violent at all – I hate fighting. But he would do that for me. Colin would protect me. If someone called me names on our road he would go out and kick the shit out of them.
“I remember one young fella out on the road shouting, ‘You Faggot Farrell.’ Colin went out and kicked the shite out of him. Honestly! The little size of him! He was a little terrier, but I…wasn’t.
— Elder brother Eamon Farrell recalling his younger brother Colin protecting him from bullies to the Irish Independent.