TERRY Daniher was feeling a bit sore and sorry on Sunday.
The Essendon legend was worse for wear after having played for the Daniher's against a local All-Star outfit in a charity match fundraiser for Fight MND at the Albury Sportsground on Saturday.
More than $70,000 was raised with organisers expecting that figure to grow with some funds yet to be counted.
The day was one of celebration but also emotion, as Neale Daniher continues his fight to find a cure for motor neurone disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2013.
Neale was an interested spectator at the matches with both football and netball being played after being flown in on Colin Joss' private jet.
Terry said it was a momentous occasion for the whole Daniher clan, with his brother, Chris, and himself both pulling on the boots.
"It was probably 12 months since I last played so I'm a bit stiff and sore and the body is not used to playing a contact sport," Terry said.
"I still run around the basketball court and play a bit of tennis but it's not like the rigors of playing football.
"It was an unbelievable surface to play football on, it wasn't spongy, it was spot on - a bit better than the Albury race track from what I'm hearing."
Terry said he didn't contribute much to the Daniher victory over the All Stars but was able to kick a goal early in the match.
"I had a bit of a mismatch early when I was playing forward and one of the Nelson twins was on me," he said.
"He fumbled the ball and it fell into my lap and I swung around and kicked the goal but that was my only contribution for the day other than doing a bit of chasing."
The dual Essendon premiership captain was impressed with the talent in both sides.
"Dan Leslie is in outstanding nick, Craig Ednie is still going well, Brad Murray and Rob Murray also caught my eye," he said.
"I tried to catch Leslie so I could give him a corkie but I was no chance of getting near him.
"It was played in good spirits and everyone was there for a good cause and by all reports it ended up being a fairly entertaining match to watch.
"All the volunteers did a marvellous job to make the day such a success and need to be congratulated.
"Neale would of been rapt with the result and I saw him peering from the stands with a huge grin on his face and enjoying the atmosphere."
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