Mi­nor de­tail gives young stars a con­fi­dent smile

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

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.”

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

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.

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