Minor detail gives young stars a confident smile
KILLORGLIN dentist Tim Lynch and dental technician Sean Rush were in top form in Fitzgerald Stadium last week as they made and presented complimentary mouth-guards to Kerry’s minor footballers ahead of their bid to win a fourth All-Ireland title in a row on Sunday.
But outside of their own interest in GAA, there was an important message at the heart of the gesture, as Tim explained.
“Mouth-guards are now compulsory, and we want to make sure all players are wearing them to guard against serious injuries,” he said.
“Once we got the ball rolling, the whole process took Seán and I about a week, and my hope is that younger people watching these players will learn from the good example of their footballing heroes. Hopefully, we can prevent a few more of the injuries that come with playing sport.”
A Na Gaeil clubman, Tim’s interest in GAA is well-known, and he took the opportunity to congratulate this year’s Kerry minor team on making another final, wishing them luck as they bid to win the Kingdom’s fourth All-Ireland title in succession.
“My own club has three members on this year’s panel and everyone at Na Gaeil is very proud to see them there,” he said. “Because my practice is in Killorglin, I would also know Peter Keane and Fiachra Clifford, so it was nice to be involved with something like this.
“Like everyone else, Seán and I are very proud of the whole team’s achievements, and we’d like to wish them the best of luck on Sunday.”
Dentist Tim Lynch (fourth
from left) and Technician Sean Rush presenting specially made gum shields for the Kerry minor team to Manager Peter Keane and Captain David Clifford with fellow team members Diarmuid O’Connor, Donnchadh O’Sullivan, Brian Friel (back from left)
Fiachra Clifford, Sean O’Shea at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney.